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LUMA INSTITUTE

Referred to as “a taxonomy of innovation” by Harvard Business Review, LUMA inspires organizations to embrace innovation in response to organizational problems. LUMA is not a consultancy, but rather a catalyst that empowers organizations to innovate organically. The LUMA System of Innovation is a collection of human-centered design methods which integrates seamlessly into any organization.

 

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IDEO

 

Global design company IDEO has maintained a human-centered approach since its inception in 1991. IDEO’s diverse team employs the tenets of design thinking—such as human-centered research, ideation, prototyping, and feedback—in each of its projects. IDEO applies human-centered methodologies to even the most complex of systems, such as technology, healthcare, and education.

 

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Quicksand

 

Based out of India, Quicksand is a globally recognized consultancy firm. Quicksand specializes in user-centered innovations for emerging organizations. The firm’s 4 pillars of practice—design research, craftsmanship, insight synthesis, and design-business—are central to its success with design thinking.

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Indigenous women and the women, peace and security agenda

This research brief from UN Women dives into the impact of the women, peace, and security agenda on indigenous women by focusing on two themes: justice for conflict related violence and the relationship between natural resources, peacebuilding, and conflict prevention. Indigenous women have sought post-conflict justice through truth commissions, reparations, and criminal justice systems. Additionally, in many countries recovering from conflict, natural resources are a key economic driver, and indigenous women’s access to these resources can have important consequences for peace and justice. After examining the achievements and successes of indigenous women for these issues, the report explores challenges and offers further reading related to each topic. Read the full report here.

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