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iHub By Joseph / July 24, 2013

Designing for Change (Applications for IDDS now open)


Applications for the International Development Design Summit (IDDS) are now open. The summit under the theme “Maternal and Neo-Natal Health ” will be held from October 21st  - November 5th, 2013 in Arusha, Tanzania. It will focus on some of the leading health challenges facing mothers and newborns today.


The summit is an intense, hands-on design experience that brings together people from all over the world and all walks of life to create technologies and enterprises that improve the lives of people living in poverty.  IDDS is part of the revolution in design that aims to encourage, promote, and build more research and development resources that focus on the needs of the world’s poor.  It attracts participants from more than 20 countries around the globe with the aim to foster a spirit of innovation. IDDS strongly promotes the idea of co-creation: the fact that it is better to provide communities with the skills and tools to become innovators and develop new technologies themselves rather than simply providing the technologies.That developing the capacity for innovation and creativity is critical for long-term sustainable improvements in the quality of life in a community.

If you’re interested:

Application Deadline: August 1st 2013

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Author : Joseph

A USIU trained journalist & an aspiring animator Joseph thrives behind the camera. He is a still photography and videography aficionado. Joe is currently the director/editor behind African Tech Bits, an iHub production that features start ups in the tech scene. This Canonite can mostly be seen at the iHub in the company of his Canon 550D.

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