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4 stories: Last updated 04/17/2014
An Integrated Solar Solution for Smallholder Farmers
Stanford, CA, United States Engineers for a Sustainable World / Stanford University
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Stanford students take on the challenge of designing an affordable multi-use solar solution for a smallholder farmer's domestic and agricultural needs.

9 stories: Last updated 04/17/2014
Parkwood Technology Center
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Bottomup & iExperience
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Parkwood Primary is located in the Greater Parkwood-Grassy Park Area of the Cape Flats, outside of Cape Town, South Africa. The students at Parkwood Primary come mostly from the Parkwood and Ottery Flats (Project-based apartment housing built during the Apartheid Era). People who reside there are of the poorest in Cape Town, and many receive social grants. Most local schools in the area, including Parkwood, receive assistance from the Peninsula Feeding Scheme (for some learners this is the only meal they eat for the day). In 2014 Parkwood Primary will be designated as a state-sponsored non-fee paying school. Objective: to provide a satellite technology center for use by iExperience for programming education, and Bottomup for Khan Academy and Parkwood Primary student education.

6 stories: Last updated 04/16/2014
Medic Mobile In A Box -- Equipping Health Workers with Mobile Technology
Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal Medic Mobile
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Medic-Mobile-in-a-Box - Nepal

Our team is partnering with Medic Mobile, a startup that provides software for health data collection and analysis to frontline health workers in rural communities in the developing world. These community health workers - the first point of care for millions of patients - lack simple, standardized frameworks to collect and store patient data. This information (sent through SMS forms) is crucial for disease tracking, restocking of supplies, and simply connecting patients to the care that they need. However, Medic Mobile has encountered problems with deploying their existing software, especially in areas that lack consistent Internet access or standardized hardware, and needs a simplified setup so that anyone can deploy Medic Mobile software in their community. The Medic-Mobile-In-A-Box project will consolidate all the mobile services Medic Mobile has created into a compact and portable device. The device will act as an SMS form receiver as well as a self-contained server and wireless network in order to easily distribute Medic Mobile’s software and data onto any available local machines.

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April 17, 2014
Carol and Joe have returned!

Carol and Joe are back from their recon trip to India

April 17, 2014
Beginning the Conceptual Design phase

We have three design concepts so far, and will be presenting them to our partner organizations next week!

April 16, 2014
Week 3: Getting to Work

Progress is being made!

April 15, 2014
Going to Cape Town

Two members of our team now has funding to visit Parkwood Primary in May to assist Parkwood, Bottomup and iExperience with numerous tasks that will allow the Parkwood Primary Technology Center to be a great success.

April 15, 2014
WOmen's empowerment through participation in development.

This idea is to expand on process of empowering women by their participation in urban development through using various tools of planning and associated skill development.The idea explores the value that women leaders from the poor urban communities can bring to the development of their own communities, and also active inclusive state. The idea propagates considering women from poor urban communities as "participants" and change agents not "beneficiaries" of development. 

April 14, 2014
Lessons from HCD process in a Refugee Camp

Sanivation has been utilizing HCD through focus group discussions to create a new sanitation system in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya. 

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