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.

HUIKU Deep Sand Wheelchair Report, IDDS Botswana

  • Presentations & Reports

Wheelchair users in D’kar face difficulties in navigating through the deep sand and gravel terrain, exerting a lot of effort or relying on others to help. The Huiku team developed accessories which include wider wheels and levers to drive the wheelchair more easily through the sand while maintaining the user’s comfort level. The wheels are also more durable to protect from sharp stones or thorns that are usually buried in the sand.

This report was prepared 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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Natz'Uk: Recycling Plastic Bags into Solid Panels, IDDS Hogares Sostenibles

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members designed a metal mold that can be filled with cut strips of plastic bags that can then be placed next to a stove so the plastic can melt intosturdy panels. These can be connected to create furniture, amongst a variety of other uses. It is easy to use and includes instructions for making use of your household plastics. This report is in Spanish.

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

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IDDS Hogares Sostenibles Final Data Summary

  • Presentations & Reports

This document contains final reports and data from the IDDS Hogares Sostenibles event in Sololá, Guatemala. Information includes participant demographics, short and long-term goals, summit activities, team designs, post-summit surveys, and more.

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Bean Threshing Project Report, IDDS Tanzania

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members built bean threshing machines to improve the efficiency of bean harvesting. For more information about this project, contact idds-tz-thresher@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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Waste Transport Project Report, IDDS Zero Waste

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members designed a basic protoytpe to transport the materials recyclers gather back to collection centers.  For more information about this project, contact idds.waste.cali@mit.edu.

This report was written in Spanish by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit in Colombia. 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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C’EEKG’AM Sustainable Tea Maker Poster, IDDS Botswana

  • Presentations & Reports

Tea and fire are two important aspects of the D’kar culture. However, firewood is a scarce commodity and can be very difficult to find. Given this context, the Ceekg’am team created two prototypes. They first created fuel briquettes from agricultural waste (maize and donkey waste) that is more commonly found in the area. Secondly, they built a stove that will use the alternative fuel (briquettes) and firewood to efficiently boil small quantities of water throughout the day, providing households with a more sustainable fuel source for their tea and family fires.

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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Nim'Ya: Water Catchment and Storage System, IDDS Hogares Sostenibles

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community partners developed a water catchment and storage system that attaches to the roof of any home. Rainwater is filtered before entering a large storage system. The water can then be extracted from the container through a faucet without leaving the container open. This report is in Spanish.

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

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IDDS Climate Change Adaptation Final Data Summary

  • Presentations & Reports

This document contains data breakdowns, reports, and photos from IDDS Climate Change Adaptation in Fusagasuga, Colombia. Information includes participant demographics, short and long-term goals, summit activities, team designs, post-summit surveys, and more.

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Charcoal Kiln Project Report, IDDS Zambia

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members created a low-cost kiln to improve the burning process to agricultural waste to create charcoal. For more information about this project, contact zambia13.charcoal@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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Zero Waste Park Project Report, IDDS Zero Waste

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members designed a plan for an aesthetically pleasing public space to change the image of waste (as a resource and not as a problem) and waste-pickers.  The space will be a place for waste-pickers to rest and get some shade, with furniture and installations all made from recycled materials, as well as raising awareness through waste-picker biographies and its “Super-recycler” game (which includes profiles of each recyclable material).  For more information about this project, contact idds.waste.cali@mit.edu.

This report was written by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit in Colombia. 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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