CoDA collaborative design projects create solutions to meet local needs determined by the communities themselves. Designers and local communities work together and share skills, culture and ideas through a framework of design thinking. CoDA design participants gain valuable experience, a broader worldview and a greater understanding of global design practices. Communities gain new resources to prosper culturally and economically. The goal is for all to benefit from purposeful work and solutions.
The goal is to meet needs identified through design, be it economic, physical or emotional. Along the way we aim to empower, build confidence, understanding and create meaningful solutions.