Upcoming International Development Design Summit (IDDS) and Rethink Relief summits by MIT D-Lab

By Jessica Colaço
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  Published 16th January 2014
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Upcoming International Development Design Summit (IDDS) and Rethink Relief summits by MIT D-Lab

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) D-Lab will be supporting two summits and applications are now open for both! Having attended a previous IDDS Brazil in 2012, I highly encourage any creative, innovative, unique people to apply.

 

Rethink Relief

Rethink Relief is an intense two-week hands-on design workshop dedicated to creating technologies for humanitarian relief that specifically address the gap between short-term relief and long-term sustainable development. This year's Rethink Relief will be hosted in Pader, Uganda onMay 25-June 7, 2014and is being organized by a diverse group of organizers from all over the globe and a variety of disciplines. Participant applications are now open and will be dueFebruary 15, 2014. For more details, check out the Rethink Relief website (http://www.rethinkrelief.com/wordpress/?page_id=891) or email organizers directly atinfo@rethinkrelief.com.

 

Solar Water Disinfection BoxCourtesy of MIT D-Lab

 

International Development Design Summit - IDDS 2014

The International Development Design Summit is an intense, month-long hands-on design experience that brings together people from all over the world to co-create technologies and enterprises that improve the lives of people living in poverty. This year's IDDS will be hosted by a group of Tanzanian organizers in Arusha, Tanzania fromJuly 7-August 9, 2014. Participant applications are now open (http://iddsummit.org/apply) and will be dueFebruary 10, 2014. Paper applications are also available in Swahili, upon request. For more details, check out the IDDS website or email the organizers directly atidds-tanzania-info@mit.edu.

Both summits are programs of the International Development Innovation Network (IDIN), a consortium comprising MIT, Olin College of Engineering, Colorado State University, University California in Davis, KNUST in Ghana, USP in Brazil, and NTBC in Zambia. IDIN is funded through USAID's Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) that supports leading universities to catalyze the development and application of innovative science, technology, and engineering approaches and tools to solve some of the world's most challenging development problems.

For any questions, please contactSher Vogel (vogels@mit.edu).

To learn more, check out the website!http://d-lab.mit.edu/idin

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