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.

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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S.M.A.R.T. Box for Sanitation Project Report, IDDS Aarogyam

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS  Aarogyam participants and community members from the Semma Clean group prototyped a low-cost Sanitary Materials and Resources Tools (SMART) box.  The prototype is an organizational device and sanitized box for treatment of equipment and supplies that reduces the risk of contamination, while facilitating health worker’s productivity.   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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ASAP Project Report, IDDS Lahore

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS Lahore participants and community members from the Automatic SMS Attendance Program (ASAP) team designed a database of students' attendance dynamics that also enables schools to manage communications between the school's administration and parents. For more information, 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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Collaborative Ecological Design Process Report, IDDS Amazon

  • Presentations & Reports

Drawing on permaculture principles and using a holistic approach, IDDS Amazon participants worked to deepen connections between each of the summit projects in support of community engagement and continuity. The team conducted a community needs inventory, a waste management system, a conservation strategy, and community advocacy tools such as a politician’s letter. This set of tools will empower the community to addressing issues important to them, including healthcare, waste management, community agriculture, education, and transportation.

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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Soil and Bio-fertilizer Measurement Kit, IDDS Climate Change Adaptation

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members created a low cost and easy to use measuring kit. The prototype uses a simple micro-computer and copper wires to measure temperature and humidity in soil and bio-fertilizers. 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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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: Living Machine 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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Skill Builder: Bicycle Hacksaw

  • 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 

Questions? Please contact IDIN Academic Partner, Olin College of Engineering at anna.konstantinova@olin.edu

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