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I am the Uganda In-Country Community Manager. I engage local organizations and individuals to participate in the Amplify Challenges.
Throughout the course of the challenge I will be contributing research, helping contributors improve their ideas, and capturing stories from local participants and beneficiaries.
I became interested in the Amplify Program because of my background in Human Centered design.
If you are in Uganda reach out. I will add you to our email list and you will be able to attend workshops to refine your ideas and meet other members of the Amplify Uganda community
As the Uganda In-country manager for Amplify, my goal was to conduct outreach, gather and share information on human centered design, while incorporating more people into our global conversation.
My biggest learning was that I got to know how to e
Hi Katy, Thanks for your contribution and participation in refinement. I just wanted to add some final thoughts to the Amplify team contribution. I too believe you should think more regarding the new approaches that you would integrate into the current Girl Empowerment program.
Hey Robert, I have done another final look at your idea before refinement closes. I want to leave you with something to further refine in the last few hours. In the prototype section, you did not clearly articulate what you wanted to learn from your assumptions. As such, I did not understand what your prototype was and how the feedback addressed your key assumptions in the prototype. My suggestion is that clearly articulate what it is you wanted to know? What did you prototype to help you validate your assumptions? Thereafter, when sharing your insights be more articulate. For example where you mention "The majority agreed..." I would prefer you let us know what majority is. As such, it may be something like "Of the 5 teachers we asked....3 of them expressed interest in...."
Lastly, I also suggest you further think about the uniqueness about your idea with a focus on your offering.
Hi Edmund, thank you for this! Your insights from the prototyping session are really important at this stage. It is great to see that you have taken the time to provide insight. I have a suggestion. Can you please indicate what you wanted to learn from the first prototype? What is it you wanted to test? What was the prototype?With regards to the learnings, rather than saying "the feedback received was positive", clearly articulate what it is you learnt and how it informed your assumptions.
From the second prototype, it seems you wanted to learn whether the urban refugees would be willing to self organise and run their own Tamuka Hubs, right? Can you clarify on why the "Needs assessment exercise" approach was taken? From the description of the second prototype, it seems to me not a prototyping exercise but a research exercise to further validate whether your idea of Tamuka hubs would be relevant to the urban refugees. If it is, can you further clarify what the second prototype actually is?