Take part in an interactive Sustainable Development Goals workshop to enhance your entrepreneurial skills

DMU students are invited to an award-winning immersive workshop experience on Saturday 18 March, which uses simulation role-play and gamification to enhance entrepreneurial skills, solve real world problems, meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals and understand social entrepreneurship. 

Watch the following video to find out more:

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Do you want to make a positive impact in the world?

Join this interactive workshop by ProjectCHAKRA based on a real social enterprise in India, which is positively disrupting the waste management and women’s empowerment sector, has been supported by the UN Development Programme and is addressing many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.


There are three key components of the workshop:

First, you will play the role of one of several stakeholders in a complex system:

Put yourself into the shoes of others to build an understanding of their needs and concerns, through which you will understand the drivers of the current urban waste management problem.

Second, solve the problem:

Take the role of a social entrepreneur, and build a sustainable business model to address the problem you have just experienced.

Third, we invite you to help us drive innovation:

The urban waste management problem is vast and the solution needs to scale while keeping women’s empowerment the core focus.

Do you compromise on women’s income in the short term to scale the organisation for long-term development? How will you deal with conflict and competition from the incumbents in this sector? What does it take to systematically solve this problem? Explore the diverse perspectives to these questions and many others.


Rated 9.3/10 by students in 2021/22, ProjectCHAKRA won the Progressive Education Delivery Award at the PIEoneer Global Education Awards 2022 for this experience.

By participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Understand the UN SDGs in the context of a real social enterprise.
  • Develop an understanding of Systems Thinking and how to tackle problems holistically by simulating a real system. 
  • Become resourceful and improve decision making by responding to unforeseen issues that frequently occur on the ground.
  • Use tools such as Design Thinking, which will facilitate skill development in business model innovation, problem solving, teamwork and communication.
  • Form the foundation for you to engage further in solving complex social problems.
  • Open up internship and volunteer opportunities with UNDP partner social impact organisations in India.

Date: Saturday 18 March 2023

Location: DMU Campus Centre, The Gateway, Leicester LE2 7DR

Time: 10am–4pm (including one hour for lunch)

To book a place please email engage@dmu.ac.uk and, before you attend, please complete this online survey form.

Posted on Wednesday 15 February 2023

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