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Social Innovation Program for Young Changemakers

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UPSHIFT Somalia: Social Innovation Program for Young Changemakers

UPSHIFT is a youth social innovation Program. It combines leading approaches to youth and adolescent development with private sector best practice (human-centered design), to empower marginalized young people identify and design entrepreneurial solutions to challenges in their communities.


The Bootcamp Methodology:

The approach combines social innovation workshops with mentorship and seed funding and is tailored to reach the most marginalized. Young people gain skills for life and for employment. Perhaps most importantly, UPSHIFT positively impacts the wider community through the indirect benefits of the products and services that young people design. Additionally, this

contributes to changing perceptions of young peopleas positive change agents, rather than a problem to be solved.


Learning by doing:

learning by doing. At the Upshift Bootcamp, the learning takes place not only teaching sessions, peer learning, mentorship & feedback. At the end of the frothy day, teams will identify a key challenge to solve, present their solution and receive specific, and actionable feedback.


Training Content:

UPSHIFT Somalia is based on four stages. Through this process different changemaker skills are gained and participants are trained to envision and create the emerging future from a social innovation perspective.

Key Information:

Starting Date:            18 January 2020

Duration:                    4 days

Location:                    Mogadishu – Somalia.

Participation Fee:      Free


Participants will be issued a certificate upon successful completion of the Bootcamp.

How to apply:

To participate the Bootcamp, please apply online through the below link:


Deadline: 15 January, 2020

Applications close on the 15 January2020 – so make sure to apply today! Early applicants will be given highest consideration.


For further inquiry on the training, please contact the organizers on the following contacts.

Mobile: +252-612464665 Email:hello@irisehub.so

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