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Experiences in Co-Design Series: Communities as your Participants

As a researcher in the ICT for Development space, I have engaged with two different NGO organisation where I’ve gained useful lessons that can be shared with those planning to embark on a similar journey. I work with two organisation in Cape town to understand the challenges of employment finding in South Africa, Alarmingly South Africa’s unemployment rate is higher than a quarter of the labour force. In a society where jobs are scarce and skills are scarce, individuals make an effort to go to NGO’s where they can find employers or learn to start their own business. In such cases, what is my role as a technologist?

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