DYVÓ is a youth-led, multidisciplinary creative and research platform that provides an open and inclusive "Creative Common Space" for the community to collaborate on solutions to challenge the waste culture, with special attention to plastic pollution.
Our platform operates as a social enterprise, using it's independent resources to fuel our core focus of empowering young creatives into developing and implementing design-driven innovations that address contemporary challenges.
At DYVÓ we have established a robust internal framework for effective service delivery and fostering sustainability through community-led interventions. To achieve these objectives, we have formulated three overarching programmatic themes that will guide our operations during the 2022-2027 period.
These themes include offering an inclusive creative common space, promotion of community-driven initiatives & interventions facilitated by DYVÓ's team and support for policy and legal frameworks that promote the circular economy and a zero-waste approach.
Through our work and contribution, we aim to foster a culture of environmental consciousness and promote sustainable solutions.
The three main programmatic pillars of our work are:
pillar aims to equip youth with the skills to design and implement environmentally sustainable initiatives and products. The program enhances the capacity of young people to create solutions that improve local communities, support the circular economy, and increase civic engagement.
pillar aims to create knowledge that focuses on policy and reforms required to combat pollution and plastic waste. The program seeks to provide policymakers, local communities and enterprises with know-how to integrate environmentally friendly policies and practices into their operations.
pillar aims to foster a collaborative, multicultural, and multidisciplinary environment for stakeholders, academia, and industry professionals to address real-world environmental challenges. It includes an open research laboratory for design, research, fabrication, testing and product prototyping.
We are driven by empathy which underpins our work, creations and aspirations. This quality allows us to recognize and value the presence of others, nature and all living beings.
Eco-ality upholds equality among humans, nature and all living beings. This principle is also reflected in our work, creations and aspirations.
Walk the talk
We act with a conscious understanding that knowledge informs and guides our actions, and in turn, our actions generate new knowledge. Every act that contributes to the well-being is significant.
Despite the global environmental and climate emergency being present for almost a century, insufficient action has been taken. The future is determined by what we do today, and today is tomorrow's yesterday. We must act now.