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.

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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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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A Look into IDDS Tanzania

  • Media

At the International Development Design Summit in Tanzania, the avocado and coffee processing teams work hand-in-hand with farmers in Leguruki to improve agricultural practices.

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Meet the International Development Innovation Network

  • Media

Meet the International Development Innovation Network, a group of nearly 500 innovators from around the world designing, developing, and disseminating low-cost technologies to improve the lives of people living in poverty. 

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Skill Builder: Smart Light Evaluation

  • Curriculum

Skill Builders are curriculum resources designed to facilitate hands-on learning opportunities during design trainings. If you intend to use this Skill Builder in a training, we encourage you to download all of the relevant resources, including: 

Instructor Guide
Participant Photo Guide
Skill Builder Evaluation

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