The Digital Journey

Let's accelerate the digital transformation of Dutch development organisations

Margreet van der Pijl
Margreet van der Pijl
Innovation Facilitator
margreet@partos.nl
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Digital challenges are an important topic in the development sector. Therefore, The Spindle organises a Digital Journey for Partos members looking to accelerate digital transformation within their organisations in innovative and exciting ways. The goal is to co-create digital strategies in Joint Action Groups to build an innovation upon the needs of the Dutch development organisations and discover solutions for digital challenges.

The goal is to co-create digital strategies in Joint Action Groups to build an innovation upon the needs of the Dutch development organisations and discover solutions for digital challenges.

The Digital Journey

Why a Digital Journey?
We know that digitalisation offers opportunities to create more impact through our work. Examples such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Open Data and Online Learning have the potential to offer the work we do to a wider audience, to accelerate processes and to connect people across the world. However, too often the development sector is developing (expensive) stand-alone digital solutions that do not reach their full potential because existing (digital) ecosystems were not taken into account during the development phase.

Anno 2020, the world is moving towards a new era in which digital innovations need integration within broader (digital) existing ecosystems to create actual impact and stay sustainable. In a report of the UN Secretary-General’s panel on digital cooperation, the recommendation is to form a broad multi-stakeholder alliance and create platforms for sharing digital solutions and services to accelerate progress towards the SDGs.

 

How will we organise this Digital Journey?
The goal is to build a journey, facilitated by The Spindle, 100% upon the needs and ambitions of Dutch development organisations and to discover solutions for digital challenges. By co-creating digital strategies in so-called Joint Action Groups of multiple organisations, we aim to discover these solutions. Do we know the outcomes of this journey already? We do not. However, like with most future innovations; we know the potential is huge and only if we dive into the process we can discover some of it!

We are searching for the connected and intrapreneurial innovators from Partos members that want to hop on board! We will work with one particular person who’s representing the organisation, tapping into the organisations’ core plans and ambitions concerning digitalisation and bring on board their network, including a core group of beneficiaries that will travel along. In this journey we call this person a LinkingPin.

 

 

Feel like going on this journey?
In the first meet-up, a full day, planned on March 24, 2020, LinkingPins come together to find common digital goals and ambitions. Based on these commonalities, they’ll form Joint Action Goups. Each Action Group sets its own goal to be reached before October 2020. Together with your formed Action Group you’ll cross the following milestones in the upcoming months: a Pitch Event, a Hackathon, a Demo Day and together we’ll end this journey at The Partos Innovation Festival. At the Festival, groups share their experiences and an Award will be given to the best Joint Action Group!

Has your interest been piqued? Are considering to become a LinkingPin? Let’s meet up or contact our Innovation Facilitator per mail for more information: Margreet van der Pijl (margreet@partos.nl)

Margreet van de Pijl
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