Innovating Communities is a two year training project to support local development and community-led action across Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth.
Community members are invited to get involved, learn valuable Design Thinking skills for community development and to work in groups to overcome local Challenges collaboratively.
Groups of ‘Challengers’ will form based on shared Challenges in each county or collaborative Challenges across the whole region. The Challengers will take part in a programme of training to focus their Challenge and develop solutions.
On completing the training the Challengers will have developed people-focused plans for current challenges and capabilities to cope with future opportunities. They will feel confident adopting new techniques, being user-focused and problem solving with confidence.
The legacy of Innovating Communities will be to enhance innovation capability in the local communities for understanding and analysing problems to create solutions with a longer-term impact for innovation across the region.