developing countries

Why Design Now?: The Girl Effect Campaign


Why? In many developing countries, impoverished girls are denied education and risk being forced into unwanted sexual activity, early marriages and childbearing, and exposure to HIV. The Girl Effect campaign aims to educate and empower girls, thereby increasing the health and wealth of the entire community.
Girl Effect campaign, developing countries, empowement, girls

Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90% Panel - Modesta Nyirenda-Zabula


Modesta Nyirenda-Zabula, Project Manager, Godisa Technologies Trust
Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, panel, Modesta Nyirenda-Zabula, Godisa Technologies Trust, non-profit, Botswana, developing countries, hearing impaired, hearing impairment, deaf, hearing aids, access, affordable, technology, appropriate technologies, solar, training, employment, talk, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90%


Designers, engineers, students and professors, architects, and social entrepreneurs from all over the globe are devising cost-effective ways to increase access to food and water, energy, education, healthcare, revenue-generating activities, and affordable transportation for those who most need them. And an increasing number of initiatives are providing solutions for underserved populations in developed countries such as the United States.
Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, underserved populations, developing countries, poverty, sustainable, sustainability, solutions, initiatives, access, accessibility, affordable, innovation, policy, transformation

Design by the Rest


What does it mean to be a developing country? Among other things, it means that the country’s future is to become developed, or so it seems.
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Fall in Toronto


Design for the Other 90% opens in Toronto, Canada at Ontario College of Art and Design’s Professional Gallery October 4, 2008 through January 25, 2009. 
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Summer in Minneapolis


Design for the Other 90% reopens at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 24 and will be there right through the summer until September 7, 2008. The design solutions will be displayed within several second generation larger Global Village Shelters in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, one of the largest urban sculpture parks in the United States.
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Innovation, Deviance and Design


In this growing area of design innovations are evident in numerous forms. Not limited to current technologies these designers sample from current, emerging and out-moded technologies to provide low cost effective solutions to benefit the poor and marginalized.
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School Lead


A multitude of schools are at the forefront of devising low cost innovations around the world, these are only a few of the examples of initiatives and projects underway. Designmatters at Art Center College of Design develops a multi-component design solution for a mobile clinic in Kenya.
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