Nepal Innovation Program

  • 2017

  • Social Impact

Commissioned By:

Laika Academy

Designed In:

Australia / Nepal

The Nepal Innovation Program is higher education re-designed.

This engaging global program is a multi-week educational initiative for university students from around Australia to learn from local innovators while working on real-world issues in rural Nepal. Participants learn about community development, post-earthquake reconstruction and humanitarian design while collaboratively solving local challenges.

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  • The Nepal Innovation Program is a higher education initiative aimed at educating globally-ready professionals with the skills to tackle social impact issues, and work on challenging topics around the world. Conducted in Kathmandu and rural Nepal, the program is a multi-week educational program that educates through practical, real-world projects, and provides transformational learning. The program is delivered in partnership with local social impact design firm, Abari, and over the course of the program the students created a range of solutions - from improved clay brick making techniques, to bamboo water filtration; from solar lighting solutions to economic empowerment through sustainable tourism.