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.

Autonomous Network Report, IDDS Amazon

  • Presentations & Reports

Participants at IDDS Amazon worked to bring quality internet service to the community while respecting local practices. This project included a prototyped bamboo tower to receive the internet signal, a cluster consisting of the first group of houses to receive internet service, and network management plan and a business roadmap on how to use collective decision making to guide next steps in providing internet to the wider community.

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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Zero Waste School Project Report, IDDS Educación

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS Educación participants and community members from the Zero Waste School team created three separate prototypes that seek to incentive recycling within the classroom: Caneca Educativa (educational wastebasket), Come Tapas (Top Eater), and Saca Puntas (Pencil Sharpener). 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 in Bogotá. 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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Bait Cultivation System, IDDS Climate Change Adaptation

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members designed a home-based bait cultivation system that can be used throughout the year and is not dependent on river conditions. The system can be used to acquire various forms of bait and is made of materials that are readily 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 Weed Removal, IDDS Sisaket

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members developed a double blade weed killer to address post-planting weed removal. The objective behind the device was to effectively remove the weed without the need for the user to bend over, and it can be easily pushed or pulled in the paddy field while keeping the weight as light as possible. The design is inspired by similar weed removal tools from African countries and Cambodia.

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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Palm Processing Project Report, IDDS Zambia

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members explored new ways to process and use palm products. For more information about this project, contact zambia13.palms@mit.edu.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit in Zambia. 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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Birth Spacing Decision Wheel Project Report, IDDS Aarogyam

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS  Aarogyam participants and community members from the Pagir group designed a simple, low cost prototype of a decision wheel and contraception container to help families in their family planning process.  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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Hello Teacher Report, IDDS Lahore

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS Lahore participants and community members from the Darth Guavaders team designed an ICT system for teachers to enhance classroom engagement in English. For more information about this project, contact idds-lahore@mit.edu.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit in Lahore, Pakistan focused on creating information communications and technology solutions for development challenges. 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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Polyfarming Report, IDDS Amazon

  • Presentations & Reports

Participants at IDDS Amazon worked on improved integrated vegetable and poultry production techniques, including a system to support egg production and chicken husbandry, as well as the utilization of chicken droppings. Their final prototypes included a chicken coop that can host around 15 to 30 chickens, providing protection from predators at night, and a food garden that is fertilized by chicken droppings and in return, helps provide the chickens with a healthy diet.

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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Tumbling Fertilizer Producer, IDDS Climate Change Adaptation

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members designed a device that facilitates the production of bochashi, a kitchen waste compost. It can hold approximately 440 pounds and is mcuh easier to use than traditional methods. 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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Rainwater Harvesting Project Report, IDDS Tanzania

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members developed a rainwater harvesting system to improve water accessibility. For more information about this project, contact idds-tz-water@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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