Resource Library

At IDIN, we’re all about learning, especially when it’s hands-on. Here we’ve compiled some of our favorite resources, many of which are used at our trainings and summits around the world.

CGUI TSAM Morama Nut Coffee Poster, IDDS Botswana

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The Morama nut is indigenous to the Kalahari Desert. It is widely used in the D’kar community given its high nutritional value.  Theteam researched the possible different products that can be made from the Morama nut and tested out a Morama-based hot beverage called “Cgui Tsam” that could be produced locally, stirring up potential entrepreneurial activities.

This poster was designed by a team of participants at IDDS Botswana. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Floating Platform, IDDS Climate Change Adaptation

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IDDS participants and community members designed a floating device made from guadua bamboo, hermetic tanks, and threads from recycled plastic bottles to promote ecological tourism. The platforms can support approximately 1,500 pounds with space for multiple people and are composed of materials available in the community. This report is in Spanish.

This report was created by a team of participants at IDDS Climate Change Adaptation. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Organic Methods for Apple Snail Management, IDDS Sisaket

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IDDS participants and community partners collaborated with local farmers to understand their problems and find effective ways to reduce the invasive snail population and destruction of young shoots by juvenile snails. They designed an integrated duck farming system for rice growers. Ducks are introduced to control snails, weeds, and other pests. Duckweed is introduced to provide supplemental feed and nutrition to the ducks, reduce weeds, and provide nitrogen to the rice plants. Ducks can then be sold at the end of each season.

This report was created by a team of participants at IDDS Sisaket. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Best Practices for A Newly Established Academic Makerspace in a Nascent Maker Ecosystem

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This paper discusses the different practices that can be infused in an academic makerspace’s culture to enhance learning and to remove barriers to making. Best practices with examples and their corresponding results observed at an academic makerspace in Pakistan have been discussed. The makerspace in question is the first and currently the only academic makerspace in Pakistan, appropriately named Make-i-stan. It is based in Information Technology University of the Punjab (ITU) which offers STEM degrees at undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level. 

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Innovation Toolkit for Primary Education Project Report, IDDS Tanzania

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IDDS participants and community members developed an innovation toolkit and a winnowing sunflower thresher to improve life skills education. For more information about this project, contact idds-tz-education@mit.edu.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit in Tanzania. It is not final or comprehensive, but seeks to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Safety Harness Vest Project Report, IDDS Aarogyam

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS  Aarogyam participants and community members from the ELAI group created a low cost vest protoype to protect child motorcycle passengers in areas with high road traffic accident risk rates.   For more information about this project,  see contact details on the final page of the report.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit focusing on good health (Aarogyam) in Chennai, India. It is not final or comprehensive, but seeks to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Herbal Traditions Report, IDDS Amazon

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A team of participants at IDDS Amazon developed several approaches to preserve the tradition of herbal baths and treatments in the Boa Vista do Acará community. These approaches included a sensory herb trail for tourists to learn more about local plants and biodiversity, a library of medicinal recipes with an audio guide including stories from the older generation collected by youth in the community, and a method for steam distillation for Priprioca oil extraction.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at IDDS Amazon. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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EZ NCORO Human-Powered Washing Machine Poster, IDDS Botswana

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The Ez Ncoro Team built a simple, low-cost, human-powered washing machine with the aim of reducing the time and effort required to wash clothes and conserving water, a precious commodity for the D’kar residents. With such a product, the D’kar community, especially the women (who are culturally assigned the role of washing clothes) can use their extra time towards rearing their families or running businesses.

This poster was designed by a team of participants at IDDS Botswana. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Weed Excavator, IDDS Climate Change Adaptation

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IDDS participants and community members created a prototype weed excavator consisting of a jagged cyclone with an adaptable handle. It was designed to facilitate weed excavation, soil rejuvenation, and shorter manual labor time. This report is in Spanish.

This report was created by a team of participants at IDDS Climate Change Adaptation. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Local Waste Management Promotion, IDDS Sisaket

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IDDS participants and community members focused on promoting tetra-packs, an easy to clean, high use product in an effort to physically reduce trash that would otherwise be burned, reimagine waste, and create items that can be used for play by children.

This report was created by a team of participants at IDDS Sisaket. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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