cewas Middle East with Columbia University and EcoDesign Labs with the support of INJAZ and my Startup have conducted the first Environmental Design Thinking Workshop in Amman, Jordan. This 3-day course workshop has integrated design thinking approaches with environmental sustainability and followed a participatory, cross-institutional and interdisciplinary approach. While outlining the programme, great emphasis has been laid on participants’ interaction: besides face-to-face lectures, group works and case studies, field visits to existing projects and role-plays reveal creativity and make participants think in a holistic way. The goal of design thinking workshops is to practice the application of design thinking methods and tools for selected environmental issues and activate a change in the development of solutions. Their course will empower participants to conduct a creative, needs-based ideation process for environmental business ideas. The focus within the environmental sector lies in the area of water, sanitation and waste.