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PRIME Meghalaya has collaborated with Lufthansa Group and Help Alliance to conduct Impact Week in Shillong from April 19-27.

Impact Week is a non-profit programme that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship skill progression in developing economies by establishing sustainable business models using Design Thinking.

“Design Thinking is a way of solving problems by putting the people who will use the solution at the center of the process. It involves understanding their needs, coming up with ideas, making prototypes and testing them to create a solution that works well for them,” said a statement on April 24.

Promotion and Incubation of Market-driven Enterprises (PRIME) is a government initiative launched in the year 2019 with the aim to develop a sustainable entrepreneurship ecosystem in Meghalaya. Till date, PRIME has incubated 150 entrepreneurs, supported over 3,000 startups and funded over 278 entrepreneurs, the statement added.

The Impact Week programme is divided into two parts. The first part is “Train the Trainers,” held from April 19-21, where faculty from different educational institutes are trained by eight senior Design Thinking coaches from across the globe to become junior coaches.

The second part is “Students Impact Week,” which is being held from April 24-27, where the newly-trained junior coaches of Design Thinking will train students.

The programme is inclusive, with students from the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) category participating in the workshop. The state institutions participating in the programme include Acheng Rangmanpa College, College of Community Science, Kiang Nangbah Govt College, Lady Keane College, Loyola College, NIT Meghalaya, Nongtalang College, Shillong College, Sngap Syiem College, Tikrikilla College, NIFT Shillong, Union Christian College, William Carey University, ICFAI Shillong, MLCU, NEHU Shillong, NEHU Tura, SAC, Shillong, SAC Byndihati, Tirot Sing Memorial College, Williamnagar Govt. College, Tura Govt. College, and State Resource Centre on Disability Affairs.

The programme will conclude on April 27.

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