The aim of this paper is to present a service model and methods that enable empowerment and action in the context of the San youth. Their stakeholders have an extremely important role in both providing services as well as lobbying for their cause to improve the situation in the local context. When the public service production does not have vast resources available the role of civil society and non-governmental organisations become more and more important in the service production as well as in the service delivery. Further, it is fundamental to develop means for local dialogue that enables communication between different stakeholders and the San youth. This paper focuses on service design and creative methodologies that can be utilized for creating wellbeing at the local level in South Africa and Namibia. Service design has become an important tool for creating insights and understanding over complex societal challenges and finding new solutions for underserved and marginalized communities. It is looking at service design as a platform to create both foresight and solution-oriented process to create dynamic capabilities through local dialogue in response to the needs of underserved communities.
Authors: Satu Miettinen, Tang Tang, Silvia Remotti, Emanuela Delfino, Brutto Francesco, Dammann Julia, Alonso Sara
Location/date: Paris / 11-13 April 2018
For Cumulus Conference