Impact Week Accra, Ghana

When: From November 08 until November 16, 2023

Where: at the “Heritage Christian College” in Amasaman (near the capital Accra)

How does the Impact Week work?

The unique spirit of Impact Week, with a mix of entrepreneurship and social innovation, coupled with intercultural exchange, is a memorable experience for all participants. 

During the first week, we will train a new group of Junior Design Thinking Coaches, by taking them through a three-day "Train-the-Coach" phase. 

In the practical phase in the second week, the newly trained Junior Coaches will directly apply their new Design Thinking skills while being guided by experienced Senior Coaches and help students find innovative solutions for local challenges. 

What are the focus areas (tracks) for challenges?

Each participating team will work on one focus area. The students can choose their focus area in the application process and get matched accordingly. Then it is up to them to own the challenge and create an innovative idea to tackle it – always keeping the Design Thinking methodology at heart.

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Digitalization
  • Female Empowerment
  • Health Care
  • Mobility
  • Youth Unemployment


What's in it for the participants?

Upon completion of the program, you will be a trained Junior Design Thinking Coach, who has already applied the methodology and can become a multiplier of the methodology in your professional and private life. You'll gain key skills through Design Thinking, such as innovation, customer focus and implementation orientation. 

In addition, Impact Week promotes local entrepreneurship and social innovation and enables local universities to apply Design Thinking themselves and run their own Impact Weeks. 


Impact Week is scheduled in the Ghanaian time zone (GMT)

Date Activity
August 15

Registration for Junior Design Thinking Coaches closes

September 16 Hybrid all-hands meeting of all participants
November 06 Travel to Accra
November 08 - 10 Train the Trainer: Our Junior Coaches get a professional Design Thinking training
November 13 - 16 Impact Week Ghana – 4 days Design Thinking Challenge
November 16 End of Impact Week Ghana 2023


Teams will receive details regarding exact timings of the event after registration confirmation & selection.

Some impressions from Impact Week Ghana 2022

Do you have further questions?

Cornelia Garmann Miles & More Lead Organizer
 Silke Widera Lufthansa Passage  Lead Organizer
Jochen Gürtler Self-employed Lead Coach
Katrin Schreiber Lufthansa Systems Marketing & Communication Lead