AFRICA-DESIGN is a Design Society initiative to build a network of design researchers, educators, and practitioners based in African countries with particular emphasis on design for sustainable development; and to link them with colleagues in the worldwide design community. The initiative builds on the perception of mutual learning opportunities in the challenges that we all share.

The continent of Africa presents a great challenge and opportunity for sustainable development in the coming decades as described in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Design Society and its members have a strong commitment to sustainable design but Society membership from is African countries is very limited.

The Society aims to serve as a community builder leveraging a number of existing relationships between its members and colleagues in African countries, as well as cultivating new ones with academic, government, and other organizations.


To facilitate communication among registered members to the network and workshop participants, the DESIGN-AFRICA Group has been created. Please use the link to join

AFRICA-DESIGN Network Inventory

As a first step, the Society is developing an inventory of interest from design researchers, educators, and practitioners active in design for SDGs, based in Africa and their current and potential partners.  If you are interested in participating in this initiative please submit the form  https://forms.gle/4YsJe53iD5cjEd1e9.  This inventory is updated periodically


For further information, please contact Susanne NilssonMargareta Norell, or Panos Papalambros.

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