Design for Health: Nio Far Dakar

April 10-12, 2019

Photo credit: Amelia Nierenberg

Photo credit: Amelia Nierenberg

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID's Center for Innovation and Impact are excited to host the next major DesignforHealth convening in Dakar, Senegal from 10-12 April 2019. This partnership seeks to advance the more intentional and appropriate use of design in global health, while democratizing design so that it is more accessible to global health practitioners at large. 

DesignforHealth - conceived as HCDUncut - is looking to the future. The question we now ask ourselves is: as global health evolves over the next 25 years, how can design be best positioned to be integrated within the field while accelerating human-centered innovation to improve the health of populations? In April, we will come together in Dakar - a city that inspires through design, rich culture, and historical context- for Nio Far Dakar. As the Senegalese say, Nio Far! We are on, we are together! 

The event will be held at the Le Musée des Civilisations Noires (Museum of Black Civilisations) and will convene experts across global health, design, and other complementary areas of expertise. Photo credit: Amelia Nierenberg.


How to engage

Throughout the event, there will be opportunities to engage over Twitter. Follow the below handles and check out our Social Media Toolkit for more.

Handles to follow:

Main handle - @CIIimpact

Others - @gatesfoundation, @USAID, @USAIDGH, @gobeegroup, @M4ID_Team

Hashtags to use:

#DesignforHealth, #NioFarDakar