Workshop Training

Training Workshop: Innovation in International Development

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Location: Zoom

Practical, on-line workshops
2x two-hour zoom session
Price is for both sessions - Zoom link will be sent once payment is made

Tuesday 28th September 12:00pm - 2:00pm NZST
Wednesday 29th September 12:00pm - 2:00pm NZST


What has Innovation got to do with International Development?

In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, we are experiencing greater volatility, uncertainty, change and ambiguity. Countries around the world are grappling with challenges
of dealing with rapid changes at a macro-level, as well as involving citizens in developing solutions at the grassroot level. Innovation can provide the mindset, framework and tools to address some of the challenges in the International Development context.

At this workshop, we will talk about some case studies where innovation methodologies have been applied to address international development challenges. We will learn some of the frameworks and tools of innovation by practicing to apply them to international development scenarios.

The presenters and facilitators for this workshop are Dr. Colin Kennedy and Nedra Fu from Creative HQ. Creative HQ is New Zealand's leading provider of structured innovation programmes for startups, corporates and government.

Dr Colin Kennedy

Colin is the Head of Education at Creative HQ. Colin has over 20 years’ worth of experience working in the international education and innovation sectors. He holds a PhD in Development Studies and previously lectured in Development Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.Before working with Creative HQ, Colin was he Head of Impact at the Young Enterprise Trust, a not-for-profit organisation that delivers entrepreneurial education to tens of thousands of students each year and the Director of Programmes and Engagement at Fulbright NZ. 


Nedra Fu

Nedra is an Innovation Specialist at Creative HQ. She is involved in a project with MFAT on co-designing secondary education support in Vanuatu. Prior to joining Creative HQ, Nedra had worked in the areas such as strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, research and analysis and organisational design at Statistics New Zealand, the State Services Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the National Emergency Management Agency .