Humanitarian Design Summit
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Applications now open for Summer 2019/20 Design Summits 

A unique opportunity for university students to expand their design and development knowledge while engaging in an overseas educational experience.

The Humanitarian Design Summit program is an educational study tour designed to provide students with professional work experience while allowing them to develop a deeper understanding of the role Human-Centred Design and technology play in creating positive change within communities.

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Design Summits give university students the opportunity to work directly with communities and put theory into practice.

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Where Can you Travel? 

We travel to 6 locations in South Asia and the Pacific. 

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We have a team of experienced facilitators and mentors running each trip. Meet Andy, a lecturer in design and  one of our program facilitators.

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A life changing experience

Hear Design Summit participants talk about the transformational experience they had in country.



Dr. Rita Henderson from The University of New South Wales says working with communities really informs students about what engineering can do.

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Meet our community partners 

We work with a number of community partners in-country. Find out more about some of the partners we work with.

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The Humanitarian Design Summit Program aims to                                                                   

•       To nurture future development leaders
•       To embed people-centred values and approaches in engineering, design and technology education.
•       To practice and promote two-way knowledge sharing
•       To promote the professional development of community partner staff
•       To support community partners by generating ideas for their projects.


To find out more
Contact our design summit program coordinator via email 
or on +61 3 8582 1866.