The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) concluded a three-day urban innovation boot camp in the city of Kumasi. Thirty participants from ten municipalities in Ghana participated in the training.

The objective was to identify challenges for sustainable urban development in Ghana, as well as to share solutions on how to use data, collective intelligence, and design thinking to solve problems more efficiently and effectively. Participants had the opportunity to know the latest tools and technologies for designing and implementing urban projects. Key among the topics discussed during the training were:

  • Developing a sustainable business model.
  • Achieving change through the theory of change.
  • Grant proposal writing tips.
  • Writing winning funding proposals.

Participants were able to identify key urban obstacles affecting their territory, addressing the causes, effects, and possible innovative interventions to solve those problems.

The three day training and post-workshop activities introduced participants to the best practices for defining and solving public problems, including the use of the latest tools and technologies for designing and implementing mission-driven projects.

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