What we do


Cobanana researches, develops and implements participatory design for social impact projects.

Cobanana works on any project which has an ambition to create a more inclusive world. We work with clients to:

promote genuinely inclusive decision making by developing participatory design approaches which connect products, services and research to their users.

build the creative capacity of individuals and organisations by embedding participatory training and mentoring for clients in every project. 

work across disciplines to achieve the best outcomes by putting together teams of people from diverse backgrounds and experiences which reflect the specific aspirations of the project.

We work at any stage of a social impact project. We can develop and write social impact project proposals. We can conduct landscape reviews and present results to clients and their stakeholders in reports and at public events. We can develop and test concepts through iterative ideation and prototyping. We can design and implement assessment frameworks for continued monitoring and evaluation of project impact.

We work on any topic - with experiences working in health, disability, sanitation, entrepreneurship and ageing.