1 Day Training

Participants will gain an introductory knowledge of a range of emerging technologies.

Case Studies

We examine case studies from across impact sectors on the application of these technologies.


Use design thinking frameworks to apply the learnings from our experts to your own social impact organisation.

The Workshop | Johannesburg | 9 March 2020

A practical, immersive and insightful training session on blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI), aimed at enterprises, non-profits, development organisations, government, corporates and investment firms.


9:00 – 9:30am: Training overview and who is around the table
9:30 – 10:30am: Overview of emerging technologies and definitions:
This session will cover typology and definitions of emerging tech for impact including mobile payments, satellite imagery, 3-D printing, IoT, blockchain technology and artificial intelligence.

10:15 – 11:00am: Deep dive: IoT

11:00 – 11:15am: Break

11:15 – 11:45am: IoT case study

11:45 – 12:30pm: Deep dive: Artificial Intelligence

12:30 – 1:00pm: AI case study

1:00 – 2:00pm: Lunch

2:00 – 3:00pm: Deep dive: Blockchain

3:00 – 3:30pm: Blockchain case study

3:30 – 4:00pm: Rapid prototyping

4:00pm: Course wrap-up



The corporate rates are R3,550.00 (incl. vat) p/p
Group discounts apply:
2 people: R6,842.50 (incl. vat) p/p
3 or more: R6,708.33 (incl. vat) p/p


The NPO rates are R5,635.00 (incl vat) p/p
Group discounts apply:
2 people: R4,830.00 (incl vat) p/p
3 or more: R4,293.33 (incl vat) p/p

We have a limited number of full and partial scholarships available for social enterprises and non-profits that wish to attend this course, but can not make the budget available to do so. Please apply for a scholarship here.
AI, Blockchain and Impact Workshop



The opportunities to use emerging technologies for impact is growing at a breakneck pace. Across the globe, mobile payments, satellite imagery, 3-D printing, Internet-of-Things (IoT), the blockchain and artificial intelligence are being used to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by creating access to financial inclusion, education, renewable energy, healthcare, water and sanitation and more.

The types of organisations that are using these technologies range from start-up social enterprises to corporates, from development institutions to governments and from global NGOs to local non-profits. Nonetheless, there is a significant skills gap on the side of social impact practitioners around how to apply the use of emerging technologies effectively, efficiently and appropriately.



The target audience for this training is social impact practitioners from enterprises, non-profits, development organisations, government, corporates and investment firms. Participants do not need to have an understanding of these technologies to attend.



You will receive a light lunch and refreshments.
Access to businesses and organisations in these industries.
No laptop is required.
No knowledge of AI, IoT and blockchain technology is required.