Social Impact Project for Designer/Product Research Experteer for New Product Development
Project Description and Impact
Our organization is trying to close the protection gap, create resilience in the most vulnerable communities of South Africa against unfortunate events and shocks. For years, we have been working on the slum fire challenge in South Africa. We've grown a whole business around that to serve people who are in high fire risk communities in our country by:
- providing our early warning technology to whole communities to reduce the chance of these horrible fires from spreading
- developing an affordable insurance product so people who traditionally had no access to any form of cover are protected in the event of disaster.
We're now taking on the next major challenge, looking into what our communities define as the next biggest fear - theft/crime. We're going into a new product development cycle and are looking for expertise who could assist in this regard, at the same time as supporting some of our other operations going on at the same time where their skills may be useful.
By participating in the MovingWorlds Institute, you will first learn social impact frameworks and human-centered design before putting your existing skills and new knowledge to action.
About the Hosting Organization
Lumkani is a For-profit with social mission working on Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, Financial Services, Global Development, Insurance.