Innovating Communities

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Innovating Communities – Designing Monaghan’s Future
Innovating Communities (IC) is a new training programme aimed at creating and encouraging a rural population that is open to new ideas and ways of working. The project will deliver innovative and creative training modules that will meet current challenges while building capabilities to cope with future opportunities, by adopting new techniques, increasing problem solving capability and increasing confidence.

IC will employ Design Thinking, a process that puts people at the heart of decision making and ideating, while rethinking how we problem solve. Community groups and individuals are invited to log their local challenges and opportunities online through the website and register to participate in the Design Training. The challenge/opportunity categories include Biodiversity, Climate Action, Connectivity / Broadband, Smart Villages, Social Enterprise and more.
Ways to get involved;
  • Register on the website and keep up to date with IC activity in Monaghan, no commitment required, at
  • Log your own challenge and or ‘like’ and comment on challenges in Monaghan at challenges with the most 'likes' and interaction will be considered most popular and so, most likely to be addressed through the design thinking process.
  • Share the project with any individuals or groups you think would benefit from the programme
The project is funded under the LEADER Cooperation element of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and is the first of its kind in its Border region, led by Monaghan Integrated Development CLG and includes Louth LEADER Partnership CLG, Leitrim Integrated Development Company CLG, County Sligo LEADER Partnership Company CLG, Donegal Local Development CLG and Breffni Integrated Development CLG.
Be a part of positive change in your community. Keep up to date and follow ‘Innovating Communities’ and ‘Monaghan Integrated Development’ on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. For more information and to get involved, visit  and or contact Collette, at  087 1761732.
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