Inspired by children and their capacity to imagine better futures, social designer and educator, Emer Beamer, founded Designathon Works in 2014 in Amsterdam, NL. What began as a one-day designathon in one city has expanded into over 55 cities and regions worldwide with multiple designathons taking place each year. Designathon 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

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Emer Beamer

Founder

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Ina Conkic

Co-Founder

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Anne Sallaerts

Co-Founder

Network Partners

With our school, local community and ngo partners around the world we have reached children in 45 countries

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Karkhana

Kathmandu, Nepal

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JengaHub

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Study Hall Education

Lucknow, India

Network Partners

With many community, schools and NGO partners around the world we have reached children in 45 countries, such as:

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Karkhana

Kathmandu, Nepal

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JengaHub

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Study Hall Education

Lucknow, India

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Eutopique

Paris, France

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KidHub

Belgrade, Serbia

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Green-Schools

Dublin, Cork, Ireland

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Hanoi, Vietnam

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Dr. Monk

Ghana & Cote d'Ivoire

Board Members

of the Designathon Works Foundation

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Michele Ernsting

Chair woman

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Maarten Nelissen

Treasurer

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Roshan Paul

Board member

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Rajiv Ball

Founding board member

Youth Council

of the Designathon Works Foundation

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Lya

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Pia

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Sofia

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Wail

Core Team

Our committed collaborators

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Michelle Tjeenk Willink

Learning designer

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Sonja Garenfeld

Project manager

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Terence Teitsma

Brand designer

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Elise Richards

Facilitator

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Mohaimen Abdul

Facilitator

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Noa Tegeltija

Facilitator

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Iris van den Berg

Facilitator

Youth Facilitators

and children collaborators

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Kíera

Facilitator

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Breno

Speaker

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Luna

Facilitator

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Florian

Facilitator

International Network

Designathon Works is a member of a global community of the following networks:

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