Category Archives: People

Juliet Wanyiri

Juliet  is an electrical engineer and is one of the founding members of the FabLab Robotics Outreach Program (FROP) which she has led collaboratively for the last five years. She is also part of the … 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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Carl Jensen

Carl Jensen is a Business Development Fellow and a Masters of Science Candidate in International Agricultural Development at University of California Davis. He is pursuing dual foci in appropriate technology dissemination and integrated soil fertility … More →

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John Shawa

John Shawa is the Director of Light of Hope Health Care, a community based organization on the Linda compound in Lusaka, Zambia. He is also a community health volunteer, psychosocial counselor and peer educator / … More →

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Leonard Simukoko

Leonard Simukoko is the Head of the Technology Development and Advisory Unit (TDAU) of the University of Zambia (UNZA) and he is currently working on strengthening the competency of the Unit in machine/process design and … More →

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