Butterfly Works is a social innovation studio that creates education and communication projects in emerging economies. We are born in the world of design thinking and matured in the field of international development.
Building on 15 years of experience in over 25 countries, we apply the most effective tools and methods from the creative sector to social issues worldwide. We connect people with different backgrounds and viewpoints, while we tap into opportunities in ICT, education and design. This is what sparks new ideas, and that is how we create social innovations.
From working all over the world, we see that bright, creative and motivated people are everywhere. We know how to find them and ensure they are at the heart of the design process. By co-creating together with users, every solution is based on shared values and user needs. It means that no project is copy-paste, but always tailor-made – and human centred.
We believe that one of us is never as smart as all of us and that every problem is best solved by the people who experience it every day. The community is the driving force behind all of our projects and the progress, while together we gather the initial resources, mobilise expertise and connect the dots. Our method focuses on mobilising and empowering people according to their expertise. Honouring these different insights is what leads to innovative and effective solutions. We are proud to say that this has led to more than 40 exciting projects over the past 15 years.