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.

Asan Rasta Report, IDDS Lahore

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS Lahore participants and community members from the Spicy Hath team designed a USSD-based tracking system with lady health workers to identify households in need of polio vaccinations, plan needed visits, and record immunization data. For more information about this project, visit asanrasta.weebly.com.

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.

Author: IDDS Lahore Spicy Hath Team

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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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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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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 Participant Photo Guide

  • 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: 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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