Inspired by children and their capacity to imagine better futures, social designer and educator, Emer Beamer, founded Design-a-thon Works in 2014 in Amsterdam, NL. What began as a one-day design-a-thon in one city has expanded into over 55 cities and regions worldwide with multiple design-a-thons taking place each year. Design-a-thon Works is powered by an incredible network of people who believe in preparing the world’s nearly 2 billion children to prosper in a rapidly changing and increasingly technological world. 

 

From teachers to parents, to concerned policy-makers and contributing organizations, we’re on a mission to enable children to design a better world for themselves and for the planet. 

WHAT IF WE RADICALLY REIMAGINED THE WAY WE SEE CHILDREN?

It all began with a single question:

Leadership Team

Emer Beamer

Founder

Ina Conkic

Co-Founder

Anne Sallaerts

Co-Founder

Network Partners

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Karkhana

Kathmandu, Nepal

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JengaHub

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Board Members

of the Design-a-thon Works Foundation

Evelyn Doyle

Chair woman

Maarten Nelissen

Treasurer

Michele Ernsting

Board member

Rajiv Ball

Founding board member

Core Team

Our committed collaborators

Elise Richards

Facilitator

Sonja Garenfeld

Project manager

Suruchi Srikanth

Researcher

Anna Zwezerijnen

Project manager

Iris van den Berg

Facilitator

Mohaimen Abdul

Facilitator

Terence Teitsma

Brand designer

Sakina Chnaou

Project manager

Youth Facilitators

and children collaborators

Kíera

Facilitator

Breno

Speaker

Luna

Facilitator

Florian

Facilitator

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1016 EV Amsterdam

The Netherlands​

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