To stimulate an innovation ecosystem and foster entrepreneurship with cutting-edge methods, UNDP Iraq started the “Innovation for Development” or #inno4Dev initiative. Youth volunteers set up boot cam...
The #inno4dev programme provides hands-on learning events for hundreds of budding entrepreneurs and promotes a sense of social cohesion among youth from all parts of Iraq
“We believe that now ... it's time for the Arab nations to rise again through science and innovation."
Human-centered design is a philosophy, not a precise set of methods, but one that assumes that innovation should start by getting close to users and observing their activities.
The main tenet of design thinking is empathy for the people you’re trying to design for. Leadership is exactly the same thing – building empathy for the people that you’re entrusted to help.
We spend a lot time designing the bridge, but not enough time thinking about the people who are crossing it.
It’s not ‘us versus them’ or even ‘us on behalf of them.’ For a design thinker it has to be ‘us with them'.
The agenda specifically recognizes youth as “critical agents of change”. To ensure the success of the 2030 Agenda, we need all young people on board - all of you, young activists, innovators, disruptors and trailblazers.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Failure is an option here. if things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.
If the government regulates against use of drones or stem cells or artificial intelligence, all that means is that the work and the research leave the borders of that country and go someplace else.
The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.
We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we make progress.