MEETING PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE

Over the last 4+ years, we’ve worked with a broad range of people, communities, and organizations. During that time we have been fortunate to work consistently with a core group of communities from around the world and develop a deeper understanding of their lives, challenges and opportunities. 


Smallholder Farmers

There are an estimated 500 million smallholder farmers in low- and middle-income countries. Smallholder farmers are underserved by critical services, which contributes to low farm productivity and other challenges. Learn more...

Expecting Mothers

Expecting mothers struggle with access to quality information and care for their newborns. This contributes to a high number of infant deaths worldwide - as many as 2.8 million in 2013 - within the first 28 days of life. Learn more...

Small-Scale Fisherfolk

Ocean fisheries are in crisis. Nearly 40% of fisheries have collapsed or are overexploited, risking the livelihoods of 350 million people, the food security of nearly 3 billion, and pressuring countless species in the world’s most bio-diverse waters. Learn more...

Underemployed Youth

Underemployed youth are spirited and hopeful, but discouraged and frustrated by the lack of formal job opportunities. This puts significant social, economic and emotional pressure on the millions of youth that enter the workforce each year. Learn more...


AN INSIGHTS-FIRST APPROACH

We combine the best skills in human-centered design, rapid prototyping and systems thinking to accelerate positive change in underserved communities around the world. Learn more...


BUILDING A GLOBALLY DIVERSE TALENT BASE

We have design studios in London, Mumbai, Nairobi and New York, from where we've served communities in more than 37 countries across 5 continents over the past 4+ years.

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INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF DESIGN

Dalberg Design is a lead partner in the Nairobi Design Institute (NDI), an impact design academy, in collaboration with Tosh Juma, former Creative Lead of our Nairobi design practice. We have worked with Tosh over the last two years to incubate this ground-breaking model for building design capacity in the region. Our shared mission with NDI is to drive the future of innovation and impact in Africa through the power of design. Together, we are piloting a model that creates opportunity for the next generation of creative leaders that could be extended across the continent as well as to other markets in which we are embedded, such as India. NDI students address complex challenges through design practices and deep community engagement. NDI graduated its first class of eight students in March, 2018. You can follow the NDI progress at nairobi.design 

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As the founding partner of NDI, we are investing our resources and time to bring this vision to reality leveraging the Dalberg Design model, as well as the broader Dalberg network, to shape the curriculum and bring the highest level of design thinking to local talent working in the region. Through this deep and meaningful collaboration, we will work side-by-side to address complex social challenges in a more equitable, sustainable and human-centered manner.