Category Archives: People

Heewon Lee

Heewon is an industrial design PhD candidate at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) researching effective and sustainable ways to design appropriate technology. He is also a full time designer & researcher at … More →

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Julio C. Lavalle

A Peruvian economist and social entrepreneur, Julio was an IDDS participant in 2012 and organizer since 2013. His IDDS project turned into his current venture PoupaCerto, an SMS platform innovating in the money saving process … More →

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Roy Ombatti

Roy has a background in mechanical engineering from the University of Nairobi. He is based at the FabLab Nairobi from which he has been involved in various projects. He is currently designing and 3D printing … More →

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Juliet Wanyiri

Juliet Wanyiri is a part of the first cohort of the Stanford FabLearn Fellows Program which brings together tech educators from all over the world. As a fellow, she is involved in generating an open source curriculum … More →

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Lisa Mweru Kara

Lisa Mweru Kara is a final year student at the University of Nairobi pursuing a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering.  She is an educator (tech bud) and outreach coordinator at the FabLab Robotics Outreach Programme. Mweru … More →

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Innocent Rossan Mjema

Innocent is an agricultural engineer with a passion for agriculture based entrepreneurship and people! Innocent works for the Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation and Rural Technologies (CAMARTEC) and will be leading the organisation of IDDS 2014. He … More →

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Deborah Tien

Debbie is new to the IDDS team and very excited to witness some amazing creating and collaborating! Soon after graduating from Wellesley College, she worked with the Little Things Lab in Cambridge, MA and Nicaragua, … More →

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Biance Anderson

Bianca is a mechanical engineering graduate of Deakin University Australia applying her skills and knowledge in a humanitarian context. She’s passionate about appropriate technical solutions; working to develop grain storage solutions at IDDS Zambia 2013 and … More →

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Jodie Wu

Jodie is a mechanical engineering graduate of MIT, the D-Lab Program, and IDDS Ghana 2009. Since 2009, she has been living and working in Arusha, Tanzania, developing and distributing life-changing technologies to villagers, such as … More →

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Jim Elsworth

Jim Elsworth is a “retired” mechanical engineer from UK, living for the past 9 years in Arusha, Tanzania with his Tanzanian wife and 4 adopted children.  He founded Twende, an NGO working in Appropriate Technology, … More →

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