IDDS 2014 in Tanzania

This blog post was written jointly by Carl Jensen and Daniel Mokrauer-Madden Arusha, Tanzania We have just wrapped up the 8th IDDS, and what a month it has been! 46 participants from 21 different countries … More →

Carl (right) and Daniel (middle) get ready to visit the communities during pre-summit planning. Photo credit: Bianca Anderson

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Reverse Culture Shock

As the IDIN Summits Coordinator, I don’t think I have fully utilized this blog as the microphone it could be for all IDDS participants of the past, present, and future. Those of you who know me … More →

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IDDS 2014 has its own Tumblr!

IDDS 2014 has migrated to its own Tumblr! Follow the people, the projects, and communities on our Tumblr page at iddstanzania.tumblr.com.   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 →

Public Events

This year, IDDS travels to Cambridge, Botswana, Colombia, and Ghana. 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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