IDM has an ambitious agenda: to deliver three learning facilities across Sub-Saharan Africa. The first of these is being developed in partnership with Botswana Innovation Hub, near to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone, Botswana.
Subsequent learning facilities are being designed and will be located in Eastern and Western Africa, providing regional hubs to deliver the IDM vision.
There is easy access to catering, including rolling tea and coffee throughout the day. Additionally, the learning facilities enjoy easy access to executive-quality accommodation and transport hubs.
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The following principles inform the extraordinary design of the Botswana campus:
The campus features flat floor teaching space to encourage networking and interactivity between participants. This drives the philosophy that participants learn as much from each other as they do from faculty members.
Each flat floor space accommodates 35 to 40 participants, but is equally comfortable for groups of 18 (minimum) to 25 (ideal).
Each classroom has 4 associated syndicate/breakout rooms that can accommodate up to 10 participants in boardroom style.
There is generous one-on-one and small group space located around the classrooms, for small group work, coaching/mentoring and conversations.
There is a quiet zone for personal research. Computer-based, this zone offers internet and access to commercial databases (in place of books and periodicals).
The surrounding environment is used to facilitate learning, via abundant green space and natural light.