DUBAI: A workshop organised by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Tejar Dubai initiative last week was aimed at introducing aspiring entrepreneurs to design thinking, a concept intended to boost innovation and creativity.
Sharif Al Maghraby, Founder and Lead Coach at Being My Best, highlighted the importance of identifying solutions to problems through a design-based approach, and gave an overview how what participants can expect during the ideas, creative and prototype stages.
“Dubai’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is a major focus area of Dubai Chamber’s strategy and activities, and we remain committed to supporting the development of this sector by helping young entrepreneurs launch their own successful businesses and contribute toward the UAE’s economic development,” said Essa Al Zaabi, Senior Vice President of Institutional Support Sector, Dubai Chamber and General Coordinator of Tejar Dubai.
Al Maghraby highlighted the need for participants to understand the human-centred design process and its potential impact on society.
“By adopting this approach, you are accepting the belief that all problems, no matter how difficult, are all solvable. It is the people who face these challenges that are the source and inspiration for finding the right solutions,” said Al Maghraby.
Tejar Dubai is a specialised development programme designed to nurture and support aspiring Emirati entrepreneurs as they take their first steps into the business world. The programme comprises training sessions and workshops, networking, mentorship and funding opportunities.