Applications to be an international organizer with IDDS are now open!

Currently, there are two IDIN funded organizing teams that need extra support to help organize their summit. The IDDS Waste summit (which will be held in Cali, Colombia from June 14 – June 29) is … More →

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News

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Rethink Relief to be Hosted in Uganda

Rethink Relief, a themed International Development Design Summit (IDDS) that focuses on the gap between short-term relief and long-term sustainable development, will be held in Pader, Uganda from November 9 – 15, 2014. The week-long summit, … More →

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

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 →

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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