WELCOME TO AMANI INSTITUTE We need the best people to address the urgent challenges we face as a global community. The question is: how do we best train for that? 1
WHAT THEY SAY VICE VERSA MAGAZINE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Vision and mission
Where we are
What we offer
How to contribute
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VISION AND MISSION
A World Beyond Boundaries
Developing Talent to Address Global Challenges
The Challenge New-World challenges demand a new breed of professionals Our most profound problems cross national boundaries, requiring not just interdisciplinary thought but also inter-locking experiences to understand them. They call upon problem-solvers to submit their whole being in the service of creating sustainable change. And in this world of accelerating problems, the most important thing to do is help more people become problem-solvers. The market failure in higher education In September 2011, the Economist’s Special Report “The Great Mismatch” explored the divide between employers needing talent and the high level of unemployment around the world. The US Institute of Peace, the global youth organization AIESEC, the premier consulting (McKinsey) and human resources (Manpower) firms, and a major think-tank (Institute for the Future) all have publications exploring why CEOs increasingly claim that their biggest constraint to growth is finding the right staff.
OUR CORE PARTNERS
WHERE WE ARE Amani Institute is located in two major global hubs for social innovation
Sﾃグ PAULO WHY NAIROBI AND Sﾃグ PAULO Global innovation hubs Emerging markets Regional hubs and leaders Entrepreneurship centers Access to nature
OUR VALUES What leaders of change need
VISION To see what is not, and ask why not To look beyond your own position and identity to see what you can do To set a new direction, for self, organization/community, and planet
COURAGE To step into the unknown, and into possibility, without having all the answers To hold steady in the face of both the seductions and threats of the status quo To stand up when others canâ€™t (or wonâ€™t)
EMPATHY To see yourself as part of a larger whole To burn for justice To sense common ground when difference threatens
CHANGEMAKING To build, not (just) critique
To navigate different contexts, locations and timezones
To scale the walls that stand in your way
To see the hidden connections between people, ideas and systems, and build new ones
To deploy not just skills and knowledge, but all parts of you
To catalyze impact across both perceived and actual boundaries 9
WHAT WE OFFER
Look â€“ I will recommend Amani Institute to any of my colleagues. We get stuck thinking we know everything and are experts in social development, but anyone (first year or 20th of their career) can benefit from different points of view and new thinking. I really liked that it was not a course about telling you how to think, but one in which you had freedom to create your own thoughts. Gautam Shah, Former Director, Accenture, Development Partnerships - East Africa
We support both entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to create lives of meaning and impact through a new model of higher education.
Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management
Customized trainings for capacity development of staff and other stakeholders
Teaching and curriculum development
Short executive courses to develop new skills see page 12
see page 18
Summer school and field immersion programs see page 22
INDIVIDUALS Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management
Our promise This unique, field based program brings together 40 individuals from different countries, diverse backgrounds and sectors to take their skills to the next level, build a global network, and better understand how to create effective change, both as a social intrapreneur or entrepreneur. Over ten months, you will train at the depth and pace necessary to succeed in this field –the intensity is equivalent to a 2-year traditional degree– while exploring a city with a thriving innovation culture. Who is this for? Social Innovation Management Fellows are passionate about social change and eager to achieve their full potential to create a better world. They are: Private sector professionals seeking to switch careers University graduates looking to kick-start their careers Social change professionals ready to take their work to the next level
It is one of the greatest experiences of my life so far. It has a totally innovative approach addressing a variety of topics, e.g. design thinking, systems change, and at the same time you will have the chance to practice that in different organizations to make a positive social change. Trust me this is the best social innovation learning-by-doing experience I’ve ever had.” Jerry Zhu, Amani Institute Fellow 2013, Program Director for the Farm Think Creative Entrepreneurship Summer Incubation Program in Shanzai City, China
Post-Graduate Certificate In Social Innovation Management Program Benefits EXPERIENCE
Aquire solid work experience on the ground in one of the most exciting global hubs of social innovation.
EXPERTISE Get cutting-edge
professional skills from international experts.
INSIGHT Understand your own
leadership path and how to grow along with your work.
ACCELERATION Build a lasting and
global network that straddles disciplines and boundaries.
REPUTATION Connect to people interested in talking to you about employment or partnerships.
ACCREDITATION Completing this program means you complete 25% of an MBA through Lynn University. The rest of the MBA can be done either online or at Lynnâ€™s campus in Florida, USA. Become eligible to a United Nations Mandated University for Peace Diploma in Social Innovation by only completing two additional online courses.
Program Structure ACCELERATION IMMERSION FOUNDATION Distance learning: includes interactive sessions on social innovation and personal development via the Amani online learning platform, self-study and various assignments. You will start building a network with your peers from S達o Paulo and Nairobi.
1 month, flexible location, approx. 15-20 hours a week
While building Communication, Leadership, Creativity, Management and Entrepreneurial skills from international experts and role models, you will create your own social innovation and do an apprenticeship with a local organization. You will also participate in intensive learning trips and site visits.
4 months, Nairobi or S達o Paulo, approx. 40-50 hours a week
Consolidate and deepen your Amani Institute experience, expertise and insight acquired. Amani Institute will guide you in finding a mentor and drive the transition to the next stage of your career.
5 months, flexible location, approx. 5-10 hours a week 15
A GLOBAL NETWORK OF CHANGEMAKERS
Employer Partners Guest Speakers Network Partners Mentors Instructors
Where our Fellows have come from and what they do after our program (as of October 2015)
32% North and Central America
Working in the social sector
30% South America
18% Europe 13% Africa 7% Asia and Middle East
Innovating in the Private Sector
We are scaling up! The Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management is now running twice a year both in Brazil and Kenya 17
ORGANIZATIONS Working with institutions to increase impact
CASE STUDY – CISP (INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLES)
Amani Institute offers customized, in-house trainings for leading NGOs, corporations, foundations and academic institutions, across a number of topics critical to professional success in the 21st century.
CISP is an Italian NGO with more than 50 years experience on humanitarian and development projects. CISP contracted Amani Institute to train 30 regional staff across Somalia and Kenya. Amani Institute conducted an 8-day training on “Building Creativity and ProblemSolving Skills” to generate solutions for addressing genderbased violence in Somalia. There was a particular focus on teambuilding and capacity development of the staff
Amani Institute gave us the opportunity to renew and refresh our passion, and find new ways of working together. And we really needed it.” – Rosaia Ruberto, Regional Coordinator, CISP 19
Programs offered We offer workshops across a range of topics related to building professional skills for the 21st century economy. These include: The Process of Social Innovation Innovating with Local Communities Bio-Empathy: Learning from Nature Social Entrepreneurship Design Thinking Leadership Development: Leading Self, Others and Social Change How to Scale Your Social Enterprise Storytelling as a Leadership Skill Empathy as a Business Skill And many more... We can also work with you to develop other types of professional training depending on your needs and your aspirations for your team or clients.
Who we have worked with Our partners to-date include
Interested in working with Amani Institute to develop a customized training program for your staff, beneficiaries or other stakeholders? Please email Roshan Paul to learn more: email@example.com
UNIVERSITIES We partner with universities and other education institutions eager to give their students a head-start in their careers
Programs offered Curriculum design and consulting (as with FAE Business University, Brazil) 21st Century Skills Workshops (as with Davidson College, Georgetown University, USA) Guest faculty in existing degree programs (as with INSPER and USP FEA, Brazil) Summer programs (as with George Mason University, USA) Partnerships for accreditation (MBA Program with Lynn University, USA and Diploma in Social Innovation with the University for Peace, Costa Rica) CASE STUDY - GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY Summer program: Advanced Skills in Social Entrepreneurship A different kind of field-immersion â€“ students get relevant consulting experience in a social enterprise or NGO and also take courses at Amani Institute to boost their professional skills, while building a global network in the social change sector. All features highly desired by future employers.
Our partners to-date include
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Amani Institute Scholarship Fund
Support high-potential leaders from under-privileged backgrounds to create change in their communities.
Amani Institute is a non-profit. Your contribution to our Scholarship Fund allows more changemakers to receive a life-changing education.
Amani Institute has tax-exemption status, also known as 501(c)(3) status, in the United States. This means that any donations to Amani Institute in the USA are tax-deductible. Contributions of any amount are welcome. 100% of funds will be applied towards scholarships for Amani Institute Fellows.
“I was one of the first recipients of an Amani Scholarship in 2013. Through this investment in my education I got the skills and network needed to follow my dream and launch a social enterprise, Plastic Fantastic Kenya. We are an art for social and environmental change venture that collaborates with artisans and designers to create upcycled handcrafts which conscious consumers love. The plastic used to create these handcrafts is collected through our school upcycling and mindfulness education programs. Educating children, artisans, and consumers, we are shifting how the public relates to trash!” Naomi Wanjiru, Plastic Fantastic Co-Founder
The program is the BEST, most concise roadmap for potential change agents! Jonathan Lewis, Founder of Opportunity Collaboration and MCE Social Capital
Operations Manager, Nairobi
Co-Founder and CEO, Nairobi
Co-Founder and Executive Director, SĂŁo Paulo
An East-Southern African, a father and a husband, Peter was born in Maun, Botswana. He is passionate about developing talent and skills of the future leaders shaping the new Africa.
Born in India, Roshan has built a career around connecting global citizens to solve social problems across boundaries after graduating from the Harvard Kennedy School and working with Ashoka globally for more than eight years.
Born in Venezuela and raised in Argentina, Ilaina has worked for more than 15 years in the social sector at a community and global level in Latin America, Europe, North America and Africa.
Recruitment and Programs Director, Nairobi
Born in Switzerland, for the last 15 years Carolineâ€™s career has centered around her passion for helping individuals and organizations, across both private and social sectors, to achieve their full potential.
Communication & Community Director, Nairobi
Geraldine is German-American, and has worked in social change and the creative sector since very young. Her background comprises adult education, mediation, bodywork and event management.
Program Coordinator, São Paulo
Born in Brazil, Julia has worked in the Amazon rainforest with local schools, on peace education around the world, and graduated from Amani Institute in 2014.
Operations and Finance Assistant, Nairobi
Born in Kenya, Irene has a background in finance and business administration. She is passionate about life!
Program Manager, São Paulo
Half-Colombian and half-Indian, Rajesh grew up in Paraguay. After completing his studies in the US, he acquired more than 10 years of experience in microfinance, HR and innovation in Latin America and Africa.
Program Director, Nairobi
Born in Latvia, with Master’s degrees in Innovation Management from both Finland and Russia, Marcis, as an Amani Institute 2013 alumnus, is passionate about social business, languages and systems design.
GET IN TOUCH IF YOU ARE...
Working for the private
A career shifter
A social sector
A UNIVERSITY A Professor Academic Department Social sector-related degree program Career Center
Apply to the Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management Take one of our executive short courses in Brazil or Kenya Nominate a Social Innovation Management Fellow Contribute to the Amani Institute Scholarship Fund
Discuss a training for your staff or grantees Partner with us to create new opportunities for changemakers Host an Amani Fellow as an apprentice in your organization Contribute to the Amani Institute Scholarship Fund
Partner with us to create new opportunities for your students Co-design a curriculum around 21st century skills for changemakers Partner with us to run a workshop for your faculty or department
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We want to learn about you, too!
Amani Institute 1733 D Street SE Washington DC 20003 USA
Amani Institute Kenya P.O Box 101590-00101, Braeside Gardens, Lavington, Nairobi, Kenya
Amani Institute Brazil Travessa Dona Paula, Casa 124 Higienópolis – CEP 01239-050 São Paulo, Brazil
A World Beyond Boundaries
All the interesting problems cross boundaries. Some straddle disciplines. Some require co-operation between business, government, academia and non-profit groups. So you have to train people to cross boundaries. David Ellwood Dean, Harvard Kennedy School of Government