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.

If you have a resource you think might be a good fit for our library, please email idincommunications@mit.edu.  

Menstrual Hygiene Pads Project Report, IDDS Zambia

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members developed safe, effective sanitary pads made of local materials to improve menstrual hygiene. For more information about this project, contact zambia13.flyingpad@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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TempIt Baby Thermometer Project Report, IDDS Aarogyam

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS  Aarogyam participants and community members from the KREST group created a low cost baby thermometer prototype that is specific to the neonatal anatomy, accurate in its read-out, and appropriate for low or illiterate health workers.  The prototype also includes a function for early detection of certain sicknesses. 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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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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Autonomous Network Report, IDDS Amazon

  • Presentations & Reports

Participants at IDDS Amazon worked to bring quality internet service to the community while respecting local practices. This project included a prototyped bamboo tower to receive the internet signal, a cluster consisting of the first group of houses to receive internet service, and network management plan and a business roadmap on how to use collective decision making to guide next steps in providing internet to the wider community.

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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Zero Waste School Project Report, IDDS Educación

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS Educación participants and community members from the Zero Waste School team created three separate prototypes that seek to incentive recycling within the classroom: Caneca Educativa (educational wastebasket), Come Tapas (Top Eater), and Saca Puntas (Pencil Sharpener). 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 in Bogotá. 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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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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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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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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