WHAT IS UNC2017
In 2016, Leadership Corner partnered with INNOCO on UAE/Nepal/Connect (UNC). This program brought together youth and professionals from the UAE and Nepal, helping them to collaborate and contribute to the community through social innovation. UNC gave rise to the Nepal Youth Cluster that helped foster the “ME = WE” concept.
Applications for UNC2017 are now open and we take pleasure in inviting Nepali participants!
UNC2017 is a residential bootcamp for 25 selected Nepali youth and facilitated by a team of professors and field experts from the UAE and international community. The bootcamp is an opportunity for youth to explore innovative solutions and create their own social business ideas. This program attempts to widen the participants perspective allowing them to:
WHEN & WHERE
UNC2017 is a residential bootcamp from 2nd to 10th June 2017 in Kathmandu at the ICA Training Center.
BOOTCAMP FACILITIES & FEE
UNC 2017 TENTATIVE PROGRAM
Program Dates: 2 – 10 JUNE 2017
|02 June||FRI||1400 – 2100||DAY 1: Orientation|
|03 June||SAT||0900 – 2200||DAY 2: Workshop 1|
|04 June||SUN||0900 – 2200||DAY 3: Field Trip & Workshop 2|
|05 June||MON||0900 – 2200||DAY 4: Workshop 2 continued|
|06 June||TUE||0900 – 2200||DAY 5: Workshop 3|
|07 June||WED||0900 – 2200||DAY 6: Workshop 4|
|08 June||THU||0900 – 2200||DAY 7: Mentoring / Prototyping / Pitch Prep|
|09 June||FRI||0900 – 2200||DAY 8: Mentoring / Prototyping / Pitch Prep|
|10 June||SAT||1000 – 1600||DAY 9: Presentations & Closing Ceremony|
ABOUT US & OUR PARTNERS
INNOCO is a platform that cultivates youth to become social innovators. INNOCO means innovation co-designing through connection + collaboration + contribution. By connecting youth to local and international communities through project based learning, we foster these collaborations to help youth contribute and transform their lives and others for a greater good as social entrepreneurs and facilitators. INNOCO is a research initiative, based in the UAE and founded by Yunsun Chung-Shin and Joanne Renaux, professors at Zayed University. http://www.innoco.co/
NEPAL YOUTH CLUSTER (NYC) was founded in UNC2016 and is a youth cluster part of INNOCO’s initiative to flourish the concept of ME = WE. The youth of NYC is are positive minded individuals who are committed to work together with community, resources and like-minded organizations to improve the quality of life and learning through social innovation. NYC is co-organizing and program assisting towards UNC2017.
ZAYED UNIVERSITY is a leading university in the United Arab Emirates and recognized globally for its participation in educational and cultural achievements and enrichment of economic and social development. Zayed University prepares graduates who are able to contribute to building the nation through offering specializations and programs of study which match international standards and by providing an excellent learning environment to strengthen the role of the university as a leader in the progress of scientific research and community service. http://www.zu.ac.ae/main/en/
LAND AND ART GENERATOR INITIATIVE (LAGI), provides a platform for artists, architects, landscape architects, and other creatives working with engineers and scientists to bring forward human-centered solutions for sustainable energy infrastructures that enhance the city as works of public art while cleanly powering thousands of homes. http://www.landartgenerator.org/
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Robert Ferry & Elizabeth Monoian are leading the global conversation on the aesthetics of renewable energy. Through the LAGI project they have published, exhibited, and presented globally on the role of public art and creative placemaking in providing functional solutions to post-carbon energy infrastructure. Their publications include Regenerative Infrastructures (Prestel Publishing), The Time is Now: Public Art of the Sustainable City (Page One Publishing), New Energies (Prestel Publishing), Powering Places: LAGI Santa Monica, (Prestel Publishing), and A Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies. They have developed an array of unique STEAM materials, including Art+Energy Camps, Art+Energy Flash Cards, a 13- step STEAM Toolkit, information graphics, publications, and more. LAGI is the recipient of multiple National Endowment for the Arts grants and has beenawarded the J.M.K. Innovation Prize, a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund.
Amin Matni established two companies in the creative industry in Lebanon and Qatar to service a myriad of public and private entities between 2001-2011, managed the center of Design Innovation for 4 years during which he developed and delivered the Social Innovation Initiative at Qatar Foundation. He coached students, faculty, staff and professionals to collaborate, co-create and generate seed ideas with high social value. He joined Qatar Business Incubator Center as a program manager to lead programs’ content creation, management and dissemination. He is passionate about innovation processes and value creation. He lately co-founded PASSA, an NGO that addresses the drowning challenge across Lebanon, Qatar and Dubai.
ILLUSTRATOR & FILM CREW
Dr. Michael Ogden is a Professor and Assistant Dean in the College of Communication and Media Sciences at Zayed University. He is an experienced teacher-scholar and practicing media producer with over 30 years of experience as a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, and editor of documentary and independent narrative films, episodic entertainment television, and interactive transmedia storytelling.
Marianne Bruyers moving to the vibrant city of Montreal, Canada, has definitely been one of Marianne’s most influential decision. After three years of art school, several work experiences, a couple of formative backpacked trips and lots and lots of drawings, she is now ready to sail towards new horizons. Inquisitive about everything life related, she tries her best to record mentally the highlights of everyday to fuel her mind with inspirations and stories to put on paper. She truly believes that new encounters and cultural diversity shape creativity and that comfort zones need to be shaken once in awhile. She met Yunsun in Montreal who presented her Innoco and the Nepal Youth Cluster and brought her on board this amazing project.