International Development Design Summit

Design Summit

Most global-poverty workshops share a tedious format — lots of
yakking, little action. But at this monthlong MIT-organized event,
delegates won’t just lament third-world woe; they’ll create real
devices to improve life for the bottom billion.
At last year’s summit, inventors from 20 nations built 10 cheap,
low-tech prototypes, including a hand-cranked machine for grinding
corncobs into fuel and a chemical-soaked nipple shield that prevents
HIV transmission between a breast-feeding mother and child. Our dream
invention? A device that produces corruption-free leaders. — Theunis Bates

Wed, July 08
International Development Design Summit
Kumasi, Ghana

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