Using co-design methodologies informed by community development practice, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) worked with The Community, the state government and health provider cohealth to understand the obstacles and opportunities facing the community, so that solutions to these issues could be designed and tested. TACSI also worked with and commissioned award winning South Sudanese film director, producer, and writer EzEldin Deng to create a video summary of the project insights.
Importantly, the project governance group had a Community majority, as well as government and cohealth participation, a collaboration which ensured the project was in line with Community needs while balancing feasibility. TACSI recruited six South Sudanese Australian co-designers who worked with TACSI social innovators. Co-designers identified and developed solutions with, created culturally safe experiences for and advocated for their Community, and continue to share insights from the project.