New Program: Remote Experiential Learning
Making University Education More Dynamic
The program enables Educational Institutions to
Enhance Academic Innovation
Engage students remotely in international social action
Ensure smooth school-to-work transition
Enable students to practice active citizenship and sustainability mindset
Expose and prepare students for the reality of both entrepreneurial and work-life
Partake in the United Nations registered initiative, contribute to SDGs and receive measurable proof of that contribution
Improve the Index of the university, especially in Impact Ranking connected to SDGs
Increase university reputation and possibility for receiving financial support and certifications.
Impact on Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 4: Quality Education
Target 4.4: Increase the number of youth who have relevant skills for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.
Target 4.5: Eliminate all discrimination in education
Target 4.7: Education for sustainable development and global citizenship
SDG 8: Sustainable Economic Growth
Target 8.3: Promote entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation
Target 8.6: Promote youth employment, education and training
SDG 17: Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
Target 17.6: Knowledge sharing and cooperation for access to science, technology and innovation
Target 17.16: Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development
Target 17.17: Encourage effective partnerships
Supporting Global Youth
Pilot projects hosted with
Master Thesis Collaboration with Erasmus University Rotterdam
From January to July 2021, an MSc student in Global Business & Sustainability at Rotterdam School of Management from the Erasmus University Rotterdam was working together with Lockdown Economy to understand and analyze how entrepreneurs are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Her research focused on SDG 5 Gender Equality on the example of female entrepreneurs from The Netherlands. She explored how they are coping with the crisis, and what they need to overcome the challenges of the pandemic.
MBA course: Lockdown Economy Challenge
Pilot program hosted with the Anahuac Mayab University, Mexico, August 2020
Together with the Anahuac Mayab University in Mexico, and professor PhD Alejandro Kantun, in August 2020 we hosted the pilot of the Academy. It was a 3-weeks MBA course based on the information provided in the Lockdown Economy. Five small-business owners featured in the Lockdown Economy interviews were paired up with five teams of students to address the real business problems of the COVID-19. During three weeks, students worked together with experts to design a new approach and how to implement it. They had multiple conversations to do a reality check and align. It went as far as students actually having to test the ideas they were proposing with the local government and universities. We have seen a very positive reaction both from students and business owners. It was an alternative way to learn and the exposure they got to international business is priceless for their future.
Bachelor Course: Operations Management
Together with the Epoka University in Albania, and PhD Alba Kruja, from November 2020 to February 2021 we carried out the Operations Management Course for 150 Bachelor Students of the 3d year, based on the information provided in the Lockdown Economy. They conducted interviews with small businesses in Albania and prepared the analysis of their operations.
Lessons from the Lockdown Economy
The recording was done during the introductory lecture for 150 Bachelor students of Epoka University (Albania) to onboard them for the Lockdown Economy project.
This recording was done during the live class for the MBA students of the Anahuac Mayab University in Mexico. It was the launch of the pilot of the Lockdown Economy Academy by the Think Tank AlterContacts.
You can continue being active in business, even if the majority of the work is being postponed to “better times”. By partnering with various organizations and clients both on pro-bono and business bases you can reimagine and rebuild the future together. Learn from Poom Narudee Kristhanin, the CEO and Founder of Eureka Global, a transformation consultancy based in Thailand that has been active in the Asian market since 2006.
Most companies are focusing on business as usual, and very few are preparing for new uncertainties, scenarios and making the most of the opportunities that come up from the crisis. How can you understand your business better and how to spot unique opportunities in instability? Learn from Fabrizio Faraco, the founder of In Sprint, an Italian based facilitation business, that helps companies achieve success and autonomy.
Master Classes at the MBA program of the Anahuac Mayab University
By Gloria de Leon, the founder of boutique consultancy Ad Hoc that helps leaders to manage change and has been active on the Latin American market since 2007.
By Carlos Merlano, finance academic and business expert, a forward-thinking executive with a proven record of accomplishment in private and public companies during a 16-year career.
By Rishi Kapal, Stanford LEAD Alumni, Author of "Kites in a Hurricane" & "Managing Large Teams", Edtech & Innovations Expert, Transitions Coach
By Julia Skupchenko, Co-founder of the Think Tank Altercontacts, the Producer of the Lockdown Economy Initiative, business advisor and mentor.
By Poom Narudee Kristhanin, the CEO and Founder of Eureka Global, a transformation consultancy based in Thailand.
By Datje van Reijendam, Strategic Business and Impact Developer, the founder and principal consultant of Okumera Consulting; a strategic facilitator of project-based business mainly in development zones, especially in Africa.
Think Tank Webinars
How to become recognized as an expert in your field? How to build a "YOU" brand? Discover in this webinar by Anirvan Sen.
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