Collective Impact Initiatives
The project consisted of assessing the work of Finn Church Aid’s community projects in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Areas of impact: Development cooperation programme, economic empowerment, social rehabilitation, assessment and partnerships in Liberia and Sierra Leone
Photo by Anne Badan: FAWE Mothers' Club, Soap Production for income generation, Grand Bassa, Buchanan, Liberia 2009
Representing Women’s Bank Initiative (Naisten Pankki, Finland) at the 2009 International Colloquium of Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security, co-convened by President of Finland Tarja Halonen and President of Liberia Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
Areas of impact: Women and Economic Empowerment in Liberia, advocacy and capacity building
Photo: Elisabeth Rehn, first woman Defense Minister in the world, with Anne Badan, at the 2009 International Colloquium of Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security, Monrovia, Liberia
Aalto Social Impact (ASI) is a grassroots-level community platform at Aalto University in Finland created to foster social change-makers at the confines of disciplines such as business, technology, arts and design . The association consisted of 4 different boards including students, researchers, professors and practitioners who had a desire to engage and become a change agent. Many events, educational courses and projects have come out of the activities of ASI.
Areas of impact: grassroots-level societal impact community, social change & community engagement Network in Finland and globally
Photo by Anne Badan: Howard Gardner, Harvard Professor and writer, Aalto Social Impact, “How to Change the World” lecture course, Helsinki, Finland, 28 May 2010
The objective was to develop a new strategic initiative within Aalto University that promotes and facilitates Aalto’s research and educational programmes for societal impact globally: Aalto Global Impact
Aalto University is an Innovative multi-disciplinary university, where science, art and design meet technology and business. Helsinki, Finland
Areas of impact: education, collective impact, Base of the Pyramid (BoP), sustainable development, capacity building in Finland and globally
Photo by Anne Badan: ACCESS: Design Needs Your Voice! Exploring opportunity gaps, co-creation workshop, “Helsinki Meets Cape Town” event, Cape Town, South Africa, November 2012
Design for Urban Transformation was the umbrella concept under which the legacy of Aalto University World Design Capital Helsinki (2012) continued to live on to Cape Town (WDC 2014).
Various international events, cross-disciplinary courses and students projects have been created during the course of 2 years, bringing WDC Helsinki legacy to South Africa.
Areas of impact: Design to improve lives, urban transformation, societal change, education, capacity building and more in South Africa and Finland
Photo by Anne Badan: Philippi Township, Sweet Home Farm Project, World Design Capital workshops, Cape Town, South Africa, 2013-2014
Designed two academic courses for Aalto University. From concept creation, content and lectures design, methodology and principles, partnerships to tutoring and capacity building.
“Design for Extreme Affordability” (2011-2012) - School of Mechanical Engineering
“How to Change the World: Part 2 – partners projects”(2011) - School of Business
Areas of impact: Education, sustainability, extreme affordability, product and service design, innovation, capacity building in new learning environments
Photo by Rahul Abhisek: “Design for Extreme Affordability - Scarcity of Resources" course, School of Mechanical Engineering, EDUAID, low cost lighting solution project in Nepal, 2012
Lecturing, Tutoring and Mentoring of Master level students from various schools (Mechanical Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Business, Arts & Design):
“Talkoot Taxi” project - Sustainable Global Technologies (2014)
“Aalto Global Impact Challenge” course (2012-2013)
“Design for Extreme Affordability” (2011-2012)
“How to Change the World” part 2: sustainable projects (2011)
“Student Business Projects: Burkina Faso” (2010-2011)
“Development Cooperation Projects” (2010)
The evaluation criteria are often based on creativity, applicability, replicability, sustainability and impact.
Areas of impact: Education, capacity building in new learning environments, social entrepreneurship, Sustainability in Finland and abroad
Photo by Anne Badan: Blackboard in Prof Alastair Fuad-Luke's office, Aalto School of Arts, Design & Architecture, Helsinki, Finland, 2013