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NXplorers

NXplorers is an innovative educational programme that introduces young people to the complex and creative thinking needed to bring about positive change.

Focused on the Food – Water – Energy Nexus, the programme aims to build awareness, develop knowledge and provide thinking tools and complex problem solving skills to the leaders of the future.

WHY NXPLORERS? THE NEXUS: FOOD, WATER AND ENERGY

With an ever-growing global population, the challenge of ensuring food, water and energy security for all is greater than ever. The processes that help produce and deliver high-quality food, cleaner energy and safe and accessible water, are all interconnected.

By using an integrated approach to thinking, the NXplorers programme develops a strong understanding of these interdependencies and helps young people to recognise how changes made to one system can impact on one or both of the other systems.

THE NXPLORERS TOOLKIT

The NXplorers programme provides twelve practical tools that will help young people to apply the NXthinking to issues that matter to them. The tools help them to explore the issues, create preferred future scenarios and bring about positive change.

NX THINKING

What are the NXthinking?

NXthinking offers a way to explore real-world problems and generate potential solutions. It encourages young people to:

  • be analytical and creative
  • dig beneath the surface
  • appreciate complexity and interrelated possible and preferred futures
  • think about what could be done differently to bring about positive change

NXthinking takes many of its ideas from the disciplines of systems thinking, scenario planning and theory of change.

STAGES

The first stage of the NXplorers programme is to Explore. Exploring enables you to discover what the issues are, what’s causing them and how you can find out more about them.

The second stage of the NXplorers programme is to Create. This is the stage where you consider what the future would be if nothing changed. You will also start to think about the actions that could bring about positive change and what the preferred future is

The third stage of the NXplorers programme is to Change. It is the stage where you consider what action needs to be taken to achieve the preferred future

SOME OF THE TOOLS YOU WILL BE USING IN NXPLORERS ARE

1.Perspectives Circle

People have different views or perspectives on issues, whether local or global. This tool helps you to think about your own and others’ viewpoints, giving you a better understanding of the bigger picture.

2.SCAMPER Tool

The SCAMPER tool helps you to generate and improve your ideas for a preferred future. It helps you to play with possibilities as you explore different ways to enhance or improve your initial idea.

3.Persuasion Pyramid

This tool can help you think about how to communicate with others to influence your intended change. It helps you identify the kind of support you will need from potential sponsors or advocates, and makes you more aware of your own assumptions as you seek to persuade others that your positive change plan is worth considering.

Schedule

Registration Open: 3rd August 2020

Course Start: September 2020

Resources

  • Full access to Shell NXplorers  website
  • Materials to toolkits
  • International collaboration
  • Projects recognition and assistance
  • Modification of base knowledge

Prerequisites

Target audience

Year 9 and above, NGOs,Policy Makers, Problem Solvers

Mode of delivery

Hands -on Workshop

Group size

15 pax

Duration

3 days

Course fee

BND$25/pax | $5/student

NX EXPRESS WORKSHOP

A BRIEF version of NXplorers that educates the participants on what Nxplorers entails. Participants will be able to get familiar with some of the tools used in the program. These creative and complex tools will be supplemented with techniques that prepares the participants with problem solving skills.

Three tools, one from each phase, from Nxplorers will be shared during the NX express course. If you would like to understand Nxplorers better before signing up to the actual workshop, you would want to join the NX Express.

Schedule

Registration Open: 3rd August 2020

Course Start: September 2020

Resources

  • Non
  • Modification of base knowledge

Prerequisites

Target audience

Year 9 and above, NGOs, Policy Makers, Problem Solvers

Mode of delivery

Hands -on Workshop

Group size

15 pax

Duration

3 hours

Course fee

Free

For more information and any inquiries, contact us at +673 337-7200 or via e-mail info@seriaenergylab.com