Virtual Network 

Core Nigeria’s Virtual Network brings together actors and organisations working in primary healthcare to meet one another and gain introductory knowledge of human-centered design (HCD) tools and methods. Network members will form a community of practice to continue collaborating, sharing knowledge, and exploring how they can incorporate HCD into programme design to improve primary healthcare services during and after the pandemic.

The Virtual Network consists of a diverse base of stakeholders including state and federal government representatives, non-governmental organisations, and donors. Nigerian design community members will also engage with the Virtual Network, sharing insights and expertise. Network sessions will also link with Design Clinic phases so that members can follow and learn from the clinic’s progress.

Learn more about the Virtual Network events, including presentation materials and videos, below.

Virtual Network Event 1: Participatory Approach

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The first Virtual Network event focused on participatory approaches and featured diverse speakers who are applying these approaches to their work in public health:

  • Dr. Hauwa Nnatako Kolo – Director Community Healthcare Services, Niger State Primary Healthcare Development Agency

  • Dr. Olubunmi Akinlade – Immunisation programme Coordinator at the Lagos State Primary Health Care Board

  • Dr. Olufunke Fasawe – Director of Programs and Sexual and Reproductive and Maternal and Newborn Health at Clinton Health Access Initiative

  • Dr. Modupe Taiwo – Public health and development specialist with over 20 years experience working in adolescent sexual and reproductive health interventions

  • Malaika Toyo – Founder and Principal Director of Made Culture, development consultancy specializing in co-design thinking


Read the Virtual Network event 1 shareback slide deck.

Check out Virtual Network event 2 content.



Network Event  1 Videos

Using Participatory Approaches to Improve Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
with Dr. Modupe Taiwo


Increasing the Use of Public Parks through Placemaking with Malaika Toyo


Panel Discussion: Applying Participatory Approaches to Public Health