Tag: policy-making

Design & Co-creative Policy-making

Designing for Children Challenge

It takes a village to raise a child. It takes many brains to solve complex problems affecting child rights. UNICEF Nicaragua would like to invite you to be part of a small group of creative problem-solvers who can help us come up with innovative and concrete solutions for problems affecting children […]

A bit too much co-creation

Chaotic and stressful… It was our first co-creation workshop with folks from civil society and the autonomous government in the southern Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. We were co-creating the design research tools to develop an “empathy-driven” regional policy for Indigenous and Afro-descendant children. I’m used to workshops where: tons of […]

A RAAN policymaker builds the story of community member archetype the research group created. Archetypes helped to put a human face on research findings @theReboot/Hammer2013

Channeling Empathy Into Policymaking

I’m thrilled to share this beautiful article written by Samantha Hammer, Research Manager at Reboot, a truly awesome social enterprise that worked with us to pioneer a Human Centered Design approach to policy-making in Nicaragua. Hope you’ll enjoy it! Natalia Adler Chief of Social Policy @UNICEF Nicaragua Twitter: nataliaadler19 “In […]

Mother and child from the Northern Atlantic Autonomous Region are seen as experts of their own experiences during policy-making process. Credit: UNICEF Nicaragua

Video: Designing for Children in Nicaragua

Can policy-makers think like designers? Can they approach policy-making the same way designers develop products that people value? At UNICEF Nicaragua, we have pioneered the use of a Human Centered Design approach to support the government develop an empathy-driven policy for indigenous, Afro-descendant and Mestizo children. The goal was to […]