Program Manager &

Learning Experience Design

Sustainable

Development

Goals Partner

Collaboration
Partner

Community Partner

Academic
Partner

Facilitation

Partner

Collaboration
Partner

Community Partner

Program

Host

Social

Entrepreneurship

Partner

Community Partner

About Program

Design Post-COVID Humanity (DPCH) is an initiative of Hamad Bin Khalifa University in collaboration with strategic partners.


DPCH is an innovative, multiplex and blended educational space to collectively work on the new normal and the new humanity awaiting us. DPCH presents youth with an educational journey that unleashes their transformative power to design a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable post-covid humanity.
 

DPCH refers to the philosophical, spiritual and interdisciplinary dimensions of the post-humanity and stresses three key virtues – Taaruf, Taawun and Tarahum or Acquaintance, Cooperation, Mercifulness to empower the youth in designing post-covid humanity.

Purpose of the Program

  • DPCH aims to fully integrate the power of the youth in the Middle East and North Africa with a comprehensive understanding of the values of humanity in order to create a blueprint for curating sustainable change in a new age. 

  •  DPCH urges the youth to cooperate and diagnose common spaces which can flourish the collective power of humanity as youth have the ability to think creatively and take action instantly.

  • DPCH will therefore provide various human centered design thinking training, applications, and prototyping experiences which will initiate cooperation that will shape the post-covid world.

  • Participants will cooperate with each other in teams and with innovation labs, experts, scholars and practitioners in open spaces to offer value driven perspectives to design post-covid humanity cooperate with.

  • DPCH invites the youth to embark on a mission to acquaint us with each other more intimately, create and maintain social value, acknowledging and persisting in the pursuit of new opportunities in order to serve that mission, and continuously engage in a process of innovation, adaptation, and seeking knowledge. 

  • DPCH urges us to work towards the common good of humanity as described above, as there are certain layers we must strip ourselves from; mainly ignorance and egotism.

Goals of the Program

  • To synthesize innovative thinking, leadership and ethics in order to make impactful decisions using Human-Centered Design methods. 

  • To develop inclusive, creative and ethically focused problem solving mindsets that would embrace all differences for post-covid humanity.

  • To design viable, desirable and feasible, collective projects to build stronger communities that can support a post-covid humanity. 

  • To demonstrate the necessity to bring youth, policy makers, scholars, leaders and other stakeholders together and formulate steps to design post-covid humanity in a fair, inclusive, sustainable and ethical manner.

COMPONENTS OF PROGRAM

HumaN Centered Design Training by Innovation Labs

Participants will learn the Human-Centered Design process which is a creative problem-solving approach to design solution models that can improve human life.

Open
Spaces

with

GLOBAL Partners

Convening experience consisting of a space to meet, collaborating partners and other stakeholders join forces with the participants  around their human centered designs that reflect Taaruf, Taawun and Tarahum.

Collaborative Digital Concept Mappings

Collaborative concept mapping to solve an authentic, contextually situated problem through using tools such as MURAL app. This component visualizes the outcomes of Open Spaces as well.

Mentoring

Advisory, support and guidance for the participant groups to overcome challenges they face and help build their designs.

Digital Mindfulness & Ikigai Sessions

Trainings and meditations for the participants to increase their productivity, creativity and shifting their mindsets towards common goals.

Academic Speaker Series

Lectures and interaction with top-notch academics from various different disciplines.

Inspirational Talks by Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Designpreneurs

Interventions by vibrant innovators and entrepreneurs who will share their experiences with participants.

Networking events
with local organizations

Collaborative concept mapping to solve an authentic, contextually situated problem through using tools such as MURAL app. This component visualizes the outcomes of Open Spaces as well.

DPCH

Summit During Ramadan

30 day Summit during Ramadan 2021, hosting an exciting session every day of the Ramadan.

Behavioral Insights Experiments

Designing projects with leading behavioral economists to produce "nudges" that will entail experiments to help people make better choices.

PROGRAM TIMELINE

LAST UPDATE: 19 SEP 2020

HIS EXCELLENCY

HAMAD
AL-KAWARI

Minister of State, Qatar

President of Qatar

National Library

DR. EMAD EL-DIN SHAHIN

Interim Provost, Dean

College of Islamic Studies

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

DR. LESLIE PAL

Professor; College of Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University

DR. HADIZA KERE ABDULRAHMAN

Lecturer of
Inclusive Education

Bishop Grosseteste University

DR. JEREMY KOONS

Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

DR. NADER HASHEMI

Associate Professor; ICRS, Middle East; Cert Director, Religion & International Director of the Center for Middle East Studies

ANTONIO CINELLI

Project Manage

LE VIE DI LEONARDO

DA VINCI (The Ways of
Leonardo 
Da Vinci)

DR. MOHAMMED GHALY

Professor; College of Islamic Studies Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

APPLICATION PROCESS

Who is our target audience?

Motivated and inspired youth (Ages 15 - 30) from all around the world who want to change the results of reality which are unfair and unequal we face today.

Applicants can apply to DPCH with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of  6 members per team.

JOIN DPCH 3T, AND EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY THAT UNLEASHES THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF THE YOUTH TO DESIGN A FAIRER, MORE INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE HUMANITY.

APPLICATION START: 28 SEP 2020 | APPLICATION END: 18 OCT 2020 | RESULTS: 25 OCT 2020