Why are we exciting?
Our most profound problems tend to cross national boundaries, requiring not just interdisciplinary thought but also interlocking experiences to understand them. They call upon problem-solvers to submit their whole being in the service of creating sustainable change. And in this world of accelerating problems, the most important thing to do is help more people become problem-solvers.
Responding to the widely-perceived gap between university education and the marketplace for changemaker jobs, the Amani Institute's (http://amaniinstitute.org) mission is to develop next-generation talent for solving social problems. We do this by pioneering a new model for higher education that offers participants opportunities to get an intensive experience of cross-boundary work, develop practical skills to build their professional toolkit, and understand the personal journey this work requires in order to be effective and sustainable as an individual over time - all things that employers desire and that are critical for long term career success. This methodology comes to life in our Certificate in Social Innovation Management held in Nairobi but open to anyone in the world.