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Master in Social Innovation for Development

Master in Social Innovation for Development

Enrolment deadline : 01 September 2019

Starting date: 01 November 2019

English

01 November 2019 - 31 October 2020

Blended

Master Information

Enrolment deadline: 01 September 2019

Starting date: 01 November 2019

English

01 November 2019 - 31 October 2020

Blended

Course Content

Course content and outline of the programme

The Master combines two distance-learning modules with a face-to-face period.

The first module (1 November 2019 – 19 January 2020) this is a distance learning phase supported by a tutoring service.

The second module (20 January 2020 – 15 April 2020) This is a face-to-face learning period that is held in Turin, Italy, at the International Training Centre of the ILO.

The third module (19 May 2020 – 14 October 2020) It is a distance learning home-based research and study period during which the students are expected to finalize their projects, while being at work or home or attending internships.

Detailed curriculum

Distance Learning Cycle - Key drivers of change, societal transformation and innovation for Sustainable development.

Objective: to review the key drivers of change and to analyze the related impact on work and society in the ILO Future of work perspective.

Learning contents:

  • Social transformation and societal challenges: the ILO Future of work.
  • The 3 dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • The role of technology for social purpose.
  • Key enabling technologies: Digitalization of the Economy (best practices & opportunities).
  • What will the World look like in 30 years?

 

Face to face Cycle

Module 1) Social Innovation policies and tools and the contribution to the SDGs.

Objective: To describe the Social Innovation approach and to examine policy implications and tools for developing networks supporting innovative solutions with social impact.

Learning contents:

  • Innovation for Development and the wicked problems.
  • Digital transformation and the ILO human – centred approach for the Future of Work.
  • Social Innovation concepts, approaches and tools.
  • The Ecosystem of Social Innovation: key players and institutional structure.
  • Fostering collaborative networks for Social Innovation.
  • Social Innovation, public action and citizenship.
  • Social Innovation and decision-making processes.
  • Social Innovation, collective action and leadership.
  • The process of Social Innovation and the application fields.
  • Collaborative Economy / Sharing Economy / Governing the Commons / Inner Areas and Urban Poles /Active Citizenship / New public services.

Module 2) Innovation lab: from ideas to business. The social business model.

Objective: To identify and to practice the key steps for enabling social change through innovation design and social business model.

Learning Contents:

  • From ideas to business: Social Innovation design to enable change.
  • Design thinking & Systemic design.
  • Systemic mapping resources.
  • Convergence platforms.
  • Community Labs.
  • Fast prototyping.
  • Social Business as one of the economic and social drivers.
  • Social Innovation and the place-based approach.
  • The organizational dimension of Social Innovation.
  • Unconventional models of management and hybrid organizations.
  • Tools for deliberative decision-making processes.

Module 3) Social Impact finance: the social business sustainability.

Objective: To review various Social Impact finance instruments and to examine different modalities to attract external investments.

Learning Contents:

  • How to strengthen investments readiness.
  • Social Impact Finance and its instruments: venture philanthropy; social venture capital; social impact bonds; crowdfunding; microfinance.
  • Microfinance: models, new challenges, actors, instrument.
  • The Italian model and the inspiring experience in the world.
  • Equity, quasi – equity instruments.
  • Hybrid finance package for combining social welfare and revenue generation models.

Module 4) The importance of measuring impact results.

Objective: To analyze the complexity of Social Impact measurement and to review different approaches and tools.

Learning Contents:

  • What is worth in Social Innovation?
  • Plural futures in Social Innovation.
  • Social impact measurement and public action.
  • Why social impact measurement.
  • Frameworks to measure social impact.
  • Definition of qualitative and quantitative parameters.

 

Final distance learning cycle - Research and write-up

This module allows the students to further elaborate and develop their project documents, in order to prepare their final submission and to explore possibilities of concrete implementation

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Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin - Italy

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