In the period from December 28. 2022 until January 6, 2023. the BRAVO team visited Cairo to attend a training course on the Dragon Dreaming method. Furthermore, we will explore their experience and the benefits of this method.
In recent years, the Dragon Dreaming method has become increasingly popular among groups of people who are interested in sustainable project management and community building. This innovative method provides a framework for groups to work together in a collaborative and inclusive manner while pursuing a shared vision.
The Dragon Dreaming method was developed in Australia by John Croft and is based on three key principles: personal growth, community building, and service to the earth. This method involves a four-phase cycle that includes dreaming, planning, doing, and celebrating. The method encourages groups to focus on the bigger picture and encourages them to take an innovative approach to problem-solving and decision-making.
Beside BRAVO team, participants were group of individuals from various countries and backgrounds. We spend training course time together with our partners from Italy, Spain and Egypt and we all shared a common interest in sustainable project management and community building.
During their training course, BRAVO team learned about the Dragon Dreaming method and its various phases. We also explored how to apply this method to our specific projects and goals.
We were learning about key benefitsof mentioned method. One of the key benefits of the Dragon Dreaming method is its emphasis on personal growth and community building. By focusing on these principles, the method encourages individuals to work together in a collaborative and inclusive manner. This approach fosters a sense of trust and respect among group members, which is essential for building strong and sustainable communities.
Another benefit of the Dragon Dreaming method that we discussed is its focus on service to the earth. This principle encourages groups to consider the environmental impact of their projects and to develop sustainable practices that minimize harm to the planet. This approach is particularly important in today’s world, where climate change and environmental degradation are major global issues.
During our time in Cairo, we also had the opportunity to explore the city and experience its rich culture and history. We visited the pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, and other historic sites. We had the opportunity to interact with local people and learn about their customs and traditions. And in the end BRAVO once again had opportunity to make the world wonder.
Overall, the group’s experience in Cairo was both educational and enriching. The Dragon Dreaming method provided them with a valuable framework for sustainable project management and community building. By emphasizing personal growth, community building, and service to the earth, this method encourages individuals and groups to work together towards a shared vision of a better world. If you are interested in sustainable project management and community building, the Dragon Dreaming method may be just what you need to achieve your goals.
More about DREAM AFTER COVID project:
Our project aims to foster youth entrepreneurship in the post-COVID society by analyzing the impact of COVID-19 on entrepreneurship in Spain and Italy, as well as the pre-COVID entrepreneurial ecosystem in Egypt. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the situation for entrepreneurs, especially newly established or small-scale ones. Entrepreneurs plan to reorient their business model and demand measures to support business creation and training in new technologies. However, there is a significant gender gap in entrepreneurship, with female total early-stage entrepreneurial activity (TEA) about half the male value in Italy.
Our project will focus on creating a new normal by generating collaborative and open innovation within a framework of social innovation. We will analyze the data gathered by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) to understand the impact of COVID-19 on entrepreneurial activity, especially on the decline in new firm formation due to the lockdown. We will also investigate the factors that explain the discrepancy between the willingness to start an entrepreneurial career and the actual involvement in starting new businesses, such as the fear of failure and low self-perception in the ability to start and run a business.
Furthermore, we will examine the pre-COVID entrepreneurial ecosystem in Egypt and its fast-growing entrepreneurship ecosystem in the MENA region. We will identify the driving forces behind this boom, such as the high rates of unemployment and lack of interesting jobs pushing more young people to start their own initiatives.
Our project will provide policy recommendations and training programs to support entrepreneurs in the post-COVID society, especially those who best fit into the new normality, with more social impact. We will focus on the development of infrastructure and training in new technologies to meet the challenges and opportunities derived from the new economic reality. Finally, we will address the gender gap in entrepreneurship by investing in entrepreneurship education at all levels, particularly for women.