Using design thinking in engaging different stakeholders in development of higher education, decision making processes and policy making

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School of Chemical Technology | B3 Vertaisarvioimaton artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
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2015
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en
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12
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This paper investigates the suitability of design thinking approach in engaging different stakeholders in development of higher education, decision-making processes and policy making to support the ongoing efforts of both policy and decision makers and higher education institutions in improving governance and capacity building in the natural resources and forest sectors. Case studies from Mozambique, Uruguay , South Sudan and UNICEF Nicaragua illustrate how design-thinking methods can and could be applied in policy and decision making and further development of higher education. In general, design thinking requires a human-centered approach and participation. In human-driven policy making, policy makers are deliberately seeking a deeper understanding of the context and the lives of those the policy will affect and apprize how the policy should be designed. Well informed decision- making and design of relevant higher education can significantly benefit from this kind of approach as well. Comprehensive stakeholder involvement in planning of tuition and environment is important in building a suitable education program and unit to serve the purpose sustainably. Defining key areas for educational needs as well as the capacity needed to provide it are equally important in raising awareness both in academia as well as on the local level where theoretical knowledge can be brought to practice.
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design-thinking, higher education, governance
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Bakic, Irena & Husgafvel, Roope & Martikka, Mikko. 2015. Using design thinking in engaging different stakeholders in development of higher education, decision making processes and policy making. XIV WORLD FORESTRY CONGRESS (2015). 12.