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.

Weed Excavator, IDDS Climate Change Adaptation

  • Presentations & Reports

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

  • Presentations & Reports

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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Innovation Toolkit for Primary Education Project Report, IDDS Tanzania

  • Presentations & Reports

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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Entrepreneurial Development Programs for Graduates: Study of United States International University-Africa

  • Presentations & Reports

This paper charts the achievements of United States International University-Africa program and challenges for Kenyan entrepreneurs including inadequate equipment and technology, finance, research and linkages,  and cultural barriers.

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Neonatal Resusitation Device, IDDS Aarogyam

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS  Aarogyam participants and community members from the Helping Babies Breathe group designed a low-cost  and easy-to-use prototype of a new infant resusistator complete with heart-rate monitor and positioning pillow.   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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Fruit Processing Report, IDDS Amazon

  • Presentations & Reports

Participants at IDDS Amazon explored new ways of processing fruit to create value-add products such as jams and chocolate from the pulp, shells, and seeds of Amazonian fruits.  In addition, the team worked with community members to develop appealing branding, packaging, and a business plan to support the sale of these products.

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 Report, IDDS Botswana

  • Presentations & Reports

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 posted 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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Vertical Farming with Rainwater Drip-Irrigation, IDDS Climate Change Adaptation

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members designed an alternative agricultural production system that optimizes the use of water using low cost technologies and less space. The prototype consists of a covered system of vertical orchards that collect rainwater and is estimated to yield 2.7-4.4 times as much compared to traditional farms using the same area of land. 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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Sook Sisaket Local Health Club Initiative, IDDS Sisaket

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members designed a series of simple exercises for villagers emphasizing adults. They created basic exercise equipment using local bamboo to supplement the exercises. Their project was rapidly taken up by local villagers who had wanted to establish similar initiatives, working with the team to establish a health club who meets daily to lead each other in different exercises. This is particularly useful since diabetes and hypertension are common health problems for villagers, but there are few health promotion strategies currently being implemented.

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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Livestock Fodder Project Report, IDDS Tanzania

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members developed a small-scale bailer for farmers who traditionally graze their livestock. For more information about this project, contact idds-tz-fodder@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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