IDDS Zero Waste Participant Applications are Open!

Apply here by December 1, 2014 at 5pm EST! En Español What is IDDS? The International Development Design Summit (IDDS) is an intense, hands-on design experience that brings together people from all walks of life to … More →

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News

Experiencing “Rethink Relief” for the First Time

By David Okello David Okello, Program manager of Caritas in Pader Uganda shares memories of his first experience at Rethink Relief in the Netherlands just a week before Rethink Relief 2014 takes place in the … More →

The Business of Mobile Irrigation

By Abraham Salomon, Founder, Agriworks Uganda Abraham Salomon participated in the 2014 International Development Design Summit in Arusha, Tanzania and is an active member of the International Development Innovation Network. There is a large gap in … More →

Projects 2014

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Avocado Processing

Avocados are plentiful in some areas but spoil quickly and have limited value, selling for as little as 25 Tanzanian Shillings each. More →

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Bean Threshing

Hand threshing and separation of beans is labor-intensive and time-consuming and results in post-harvest losses. More →

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Coffee Processing

Coffee shelling is often done manually by small-scale farmers on shelling machines, which is too strenuous and wasteful. More →

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ICT for Health

Anemia is a big problem, and if left undiagnosed and untreated it can cause maternal and infant death. More →

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Improving Soil Fertility

Farming practices are needed that improve short and long term soil fertility while conserving soil through practices that minimize erosion. More →

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Life Skills Education

88% of secondary students do not proceed to form 5. They enter the workforce and are lacking necessary skills to create greater wealth. More →

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Livestock Fodder Production

Through urbanization there is a shortage of grazable land and the need to feed livestock in different ways. More →

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Water Accessibility

Water accessibility in many areas is very limited especially during the dry season when sources run low. More →

7 July – 9 Aug
Tanzania
International
Development
Design
Summit

The International Development Design Summit is an intense, hands-on design experience that brings together people from all over the world and all walks of life to create technologies and enterprises that improve the lives of people living in poverty. More →

Events

This year, IDDS travels to Uganda, Colombia, and Botswana. Look out for more information about participant applications coming soon! More →

Sponsors

USAID
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Organizers

MIT
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Universidade de São Paulo
KNUST
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