For Organizations

“Social innovation is a mindset and a process that can be taught, learned and reinforced with practice… [Organizations should] ensure they are building their staff’s innovation capability by offering access to training.”

This was a major conclusion of a research study conducted by Bond, Oxfam and the Social Innovation Exchange in 2016. We wholeheartedly agree! It is critical for organizations of every kind to invest in building the skills of their stakeholders (staff, clients, grantees, or beneficiaries). 

To enable the ongoing professional development and lifelong learning of people inside institutions, we offer customized training programs for leading foundations, NGOs and corporations in a number of topics critical to professional success in the 21st century.

Programs Offered

  • Social Innovation
  • Bio-Empathy: Learning from Nature
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking
  • Leadership Development
  • Civic Leadership
  • How to Scale Your Social Enterprise
  • Storytelling as a Leadership Skill
  • Empathy for Business Success
  • …and many more

Customized Training for Each Specific Organization

We work individually with each organization to develop the type of professional training they need. So far we have worked with over 40 clients in South America, North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

We would welcome the opportunity to do the same for you, depending on your needs and aspirations for your team or clients. 

Client Cases

Testimonial
"What I love about Amani’s approach is the emphasis on "learning by doing". For this reason, in 2013 I sought their expertise to pilot "Social Innovation in Education in Emergencies". Amani provided our graduate students with rich opportunities to practically apply innovation principles and develop new ways for delivering education in crisis contexts. Based on this success, I sought their expertise again in my work with Finn Church Aid in 2016 to lead a "Design for Change" course to promote innovation and youth leadership." Mary Tangelder Regional Education Specialist, Finn Church Aid 
CISP
Amani Institute gave us the opportunity to renew and refresh our passion, and find new ways of working together. And we really needed it. ROSAIA RUBERTO Regional Coordinator, CISP
Carrie Rich, Founder of Global Good Fund
"Amani's training approach is unlike any other model I have witnessed - experiential, practical learning at its best. I recommend Amani to people I meet across the globe. Learning with Amani was so enriching as a student that I ask Amani to facilitate and train at our annual summit every year."-  CARRIE RICH, Co-Founder and CEO, Global Good Fund

Interested in a customized training program?

Work with Amani Institute to develop the right training for your staff, beneficiaries or other stakeholders. Please email Roshan Paul to learn more: roshanpaul@amaniinstitute.org

Examples of our work

NGOs

Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) – East Africa
Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) – East Africa
  • Civic Leadership
  • 450 emerging leaders from 15 countries in East, Central and the Horn of Africa
Green Belt
Green Belt movement wPOWER Program – Kenya
  • Building Energy Enterprises
  • 30 Women-led energy enterprises across Nigeria, East Africa and India (Train-the-trainer course)
IPSI
International Peace and Security Institute – Italy
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Peacebuilding
  • 50 students and Practitioners from around the world

Companies

YALI
Vodafone – Netherlands
  • Storytelling as a Leadership Skill
  • Marketing and Branding department at Vodafone NL
AMI
African Management Initiative (AMI) - Pan-Africa
  • Designing for impact: Innovating with Local Communities
  • Developed Curriculum for MOOC offered by AMI for Entrepreneurs and managers across Africa. Over 1000 people enrolled so far

SupernovaSupernova – Programa Redes – Instituto Votorantim – Brazil
  • Personal Development, Communication and Leadership
  • 30 staff members from all over Brazil

Foundations

The Global Good Fund
The Global Good Fund – USA
  • How to Scale Your Social Enterprise
  • 25 social entrepreneurs and executive coaches from around the world
ARIMAX
Fundação Arymax - Brazil
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 10 participants of the Young Talents Program
Segal Family Foundation
Segal Family Foundation – East and Southern Africa
  • Design Thinking
  • 35 grantee organizations in Segal Family Foundation’s youth development portfolio
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