Twende: Teaching design and producing prototypes!

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Design for Second Life Innovations: Twende

Check out the first video from D-Lab community partner Twende (Tanzania) for the Design for Second Life Innovations project aimed at addressing the dual challenges of electronic waste (e-waste) and societal needs in East Africa.

The 23-month initiative is set to pioneer second life options for Samsung devices, with a particular focus on the agriculture, energy, education, and health sectors. In a unique co-design experience, MIT students will join forces with communities in Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan, leveraging MIT D-Lab's Creative Capacity Building (CCB) methodology.

Supported by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), with Samsung Electronics providing used technology to be upcycled in the program.

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MIT D-Lab Program: Design for Second Life Innovations

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Heewon Lee, MIT D-Lab Research Associate, Design for Second Life Innovations Project Manager