Strategy for 2018


Over the past year we have built the foundations of the organization and invested successfully in activities that allow the impact to grow, such as the Global Children’s Designathon. In 2018 it is time to further invest in scaling the impact. This means that we will continue our current activities and develop some new products and services. All in order to further scale the organization and essentially the impact for children while keeping the biggest constraints for growth, our evaluations, our (market)research and our theory of change in mind.


Global Children’s Designathon:
The theme of the GCD 2018 is life on land. It will be relevant to each of the hosting cities and will be adjusted slightly according to their context. The sub themes will be along the following lines:

  • How do we grow food

  • The needs of wildlife

  • Deforestation

  • Desertification

  • Biodiversity

The aim is to scale the GCD to 25 cities, with 800 children participating.

We are continuously working on development and growth of our method, our network & community, and
our flagship project:

  • Growth of new GCD host cities

  • Storytelling

  • Spreading awareness of importance to engage with children

  • Impact on education system

  • Digital training and impact assessment tools



The team will be extended by combining complementary profiles needed to scale the Designathon Works foundation. We hope to have established a team of five full-time people by the end of 2018 and a core team of freelancers & partners to support all of our projects.

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