EU Madad Innovation Lab
Youth and Digital Innovation
Looking for Participants
Are you interested in how digital innovations can help tackle challenges Lebanese and Syrian people face in your communities? Do you want to be part of a motivated team of young people and jointly develop solutions for problems that are affecting your daily lives? Are you ready to exchange ideas about digitalisation, design thinking, business canvasses and much more?
If your answer to these questions is a loud YES, we invite you to apply to the EU Madad Innovation Lab on Youth and Digital Innovation, organized by the Qudra Programme. Over the course of 3 months, you will develop your skills in the field of digitalization, social entrepreneurship and networking. The Lab will start with a capacity development program on design thinking, using digital tools, social entrepreneurship and various social skills. Together with your team, you will develop digital solutions to the challenges you jointly identified in your communities in the context of the Syrian crisis. In a second step, you will have the chance to implement the prototypes you developed. Recognized experts will provide mentorship support throughout the programme.
EU Madad Innovation Lab on Youth and Digital Innovation
End of June – End of December
Workshops: June 25 – August 3
Mentorship period: Mid-August – End of September
Implementation of prototypes: End of September – End of December
18 June 2018
Please apply to the EU Madad Innovation Lab on Youth and Digital Innovation if you are:
- Between 18 and 35 years old
- Willing and able to attend a series of workshops in Beirut
- A team player and open to a diversity of opinions
- Motivated to make a positive contribution to your community, within the context of the Syrian and Iraqi crises
- Interested in digitalization and digital approaches
- Curious about designing innovative solutions
Everyone is encouraged to apply, particularly women. The transportation of participants from other cities will be covered.
* The Qudra Programme is a regional action financed by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the 'Madad' Fund and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) seeking to strengthen resilience for Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises. The programme is jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Expertise France (EF), Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID) and Hungarian Interchurch Aid (Ökumenikus Segélyszervezet, HIA) in programme partner countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and North Iraq.