Putting Women and Girls at the Centre of Our Work

“Only when we listen do we understand and gain the respect of the people we want to serve; only then can we truly deliver what people want and need.” PSI thought partner and Maverick Collective founding member Pam Scott understands that the women and girls we’re trying to serve need to be at the heart of our creative

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Reducing Teen Pregnancy in Tanzania: An Interview with Design Thinker Pam Scott

Recently, Lauren Schiller of NPR’s Inflection Point interviewed PSI thought-partner and design thinker Pam Scott on our work together in Tanzania with adolescent girls. She explains how incorporating the girl into finding the solution to unintended teen pregnancy through human-centered design is the most dignified and effective way to arrive at breakthrough solutions to this

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8 Ways PSI Puts Youth at the Center of Programming

By Ashley Jackson and Sophia Greenbaum, PSI On August 13, PSI joins the world in celebrating the creativity, insights, and promise of young people. The theme of this year’s International Youth Day is youth civic engagement, recognizing the critical role of young people in ensuring that policies and programs are responsive to their needs and

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Can a Bajaji Change a Teen Girl’s Life?

How Pam Scott, IDEO.org and PSI brought Human-Centered Design to Teen Pregnancy in Tanzania

By Aaron Britt, senior editor for IDEO.org and Karen Sommer Shalett, managing editor for Impact Magazine “Human-centered design has a role in solving every problem,” says Pam Scott, a serial design thinker whose career has wended from advertising to customer research to a board seat at IDEO.org to a current chapter that might be dubbed activist philanthropy. A

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Disruptive Philanthropy?

Discussing the future of philanthropy and its potential for disruption

By Oscar Abello Toronto high-tech entrepreneur Marcia Cardamore has built and sold multiple businesses, holds multiple advanced degrees, and has raised multiple daughters. When she invests in a philanthropic endeavor, she treats it just like she has treated the rest of her life—she wants to get into the nitty-gritty, to find opportunities that allow her

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