Impact & Innovation podcast: Designing for Health

YLabs Executive Director Rebecca Hope and Senior Designer Theo Gibbs were recently interviewed for the Yale School of Management’s Impact and Innovation podcast. Hosted by Dr. Teresa Chahine, the podcast examines the latest trends and pitfalls in social innovation, funding, and impact. In this episode, they sat down to discuss designing for health, the difference between market research and co-design, and how good design can shift patterns of power.

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Taking a ‘test and iterate’ approach to impactful lending

While most CAMA members pay back their Kiva loans on time, some, especially those operating their businesses in remote communities, may struggle. In December, YLabs set out to address these challenges by facilitating engaging and highly participatory workshops with CAMA participants and CAMFED staff. Find out more about what the participants were able to build! 

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Getting to know our team: Mireille Sekamana

YLabs is thrilled to welcome Mireille to our team as a Technical Coordinator to help pilot and launch CyberRwanda. Mireille is an accomplished design researcher who uses her voice to help young people in her home town of Kigali, Rwanda. Find out more about Mireille here!

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