At the end of the three-day session participants had developed a good foundation for three highly viable projects. More importantly, participants now have a solid grounding in the skills and thought processes needed to innovate practical development projects. Kudos to Tanya for a great job!
BREAKTHROUGH SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL CHALLENGES
We focus on global issues from urban poverty to education
WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT TO SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS.
WE USE INNOVATIVE DESIGN METHODOLOGY.
Synthesis work with clients in all sectors to design breakthrough solutions to global challenges
Synthesis have worked successfully with corporates, non-profits and development agencies around the world; covering a range of global issues from sustainable development and education, to urban poverty and governance.
Our process has been carefully developed with academics, UN staff and leading entrepreneurs, to help organisations rapidly design innovative solutions, test ideas in the real world and scale these solutions.
Developing solutions requires a combination of real-world experience and a robust process.
Our programme has been used worldwide to solve problems and increase impact, including:
Creating a tool for reporting corruption via mobile phone in Papua New Guinea
Using animation to change attitudes to gender-based violence in Nepal
Developing a process for the UN to generate innovative solutions to complex challenges
Achieving legal justice for marginalised communities in Vietnam
Scaling up energy efficient technology in steel mills in India
Developing an e-governance platform to promote civic engagement in the Maldives
Scaling projects in Chicago to address issues around adolescent health and poverty
Developing a platform to up-skill government staff in Fiji
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We work with clients to move their ideas quickly from theory to practice.
Tanya was an extraordinary consultant. She had everyone engaged, breaking out of their mould of thinking and coming up with very out-of-the-box solutions. Her passion and energy was infectious. She praised but also pointed out where people fell short and got stuck in a traditional way of thinking.
After just one and a half days of work, colleagues managed to generate five prototypes as solutions to development problems as diverse as sustainable forest management, women’s economic empowerment, early warning systems, e-learning, and youth civic engagement.
What an incredible journey from unbelievers to true converts — none of us who spent the past few days with you will ever think the same way! … Tremendously excited about what lies ahead and feel a bit like a pioneer heading off into the wide blue yonder.
Tanya offered an excellent programme…. Her presentation was clear, easy to follow, and focused. It was interactive and fun. Our team had discussed scaling for a while but needed specific information. This programme helped us understand the terminology, practices, and skills needed for scaling our projects. She provided a systematic approach for each stage and the tools were excellent.
Tanya has the ability to cut through the tech speech and get to the heart of the matter with descriptive examples, and humour.