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You have something to offer! Post your jobs, awards, calls for papers and other opportunities to our Opportunities Portal

  Welcome to the E4C Opportunities Portal Here you can find ways to get actively involved in global development via [...]
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ASME iShow “Fan Favorite” voting begins April 5th

  ASME ISHOW will announce its finalists on April 5th, and at that time the public can begin voting for [...]
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E4C Webinar: “We can’t buy it, so can we make it?” Revolutionizing humanitarian aid through local making

  About this webinar: In the wake of a disaster, getting urgent supplies to those that need them is an [...]
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The Roots and Implications of Appropriate Technology

  The term “appropriate technology” is so over-used as to be almost meaningless. The notion that technology alone can resolve [...]
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Global development engineering in America: How technology is easing poverty on Native American reservations

  A nearby spring could soon water this corn field in Navajo Canyon through a new micro-irrigation system. Photo by [...]
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E4C Webinar: Mobile Data Collection – A New Frontier of Tech4Dev Research

  About this webinar: The wide-spread availability of phone-based communications, and the increasing availability of smartphones and tablets offers international [...]
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Earthship Biotecture’s Six Best Practices for Sustainable Architecture

  Architects as far back as Vitruvius in the first century BC have tried to condense the best practices of [...]
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Hundreds of products for comparison in one place: E4C’s Solutions Library is live

  Re-invention of the wheel is one of the biggest mistakes in global development. Especially when that wheel is faulty. [...]
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Promising Prototypes of 2015

  We polled our community of experts for this list of 14 of the year’s interesting prototypes. Advisers to our [...]
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Meet the E4C team

  NOHA EL-GHOBASHY What is your position at E4C? President How long have you been with E4C? Been with E4C [...]
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Micro-Power! Making An Impact on Millions One Home at a Time

  In Northern Thailand farmers tend their terraced fields by hand and make do without cell phone service, yet a [...]
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How to network your way into a new job

  Often, job seekers focus on responding to published job opportunities as the key to gaining employment. However, a formal [...]
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For protection from China’s air pollution, fund affordable filter design

  Smog settles on the shoreline of Chongqing, China. China’s rapid growth, a 30-fold increase in GDP since the late [...]
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How to improve the adoption of innovative technology in developing countries

  A solar panel powers this pump in Chillanke Kebele, Ethiopia. The trick to keeping technology like this from falling [...]
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Ten appropriate technologies for homes and gardens

  Solar LED lamps are sometimes the only lights after hours in rural, off-grid communities, but they can also enhance [...]
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Ten human-powered machines that improve lives worldwide

  There’s an amazing breadth of human-powered machines. There are brick presses, power generators, laundry machines, tree climbers and much [...]
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iShow spotlights three heavy-hitting innovations out of India

  Catapult Design drew this poster of winning designs at iShow India. A remote medical diagnostic device, a shrimp farm [...]
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What are the ethics of humanitarian technology? Reflections on a successful #HumTech2015

  By Daniel B. Oerther, Special to E4C I enjoyed a moment of peace amid a whirlwind of activity at [...]
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Kariyammana Agrahara: Solar Lights Empower a Community to dream big

  Across the street from the consulting and IT firms in Bangalore, India, a 700-family community called Kariyammana Agrahara lies [...]
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Ten life-saving technologies for rural health care

  Engineering research labs are churning out a solid line up of low-cost medical devices for health care in developing [...]
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Earthquake in Nepal: Where to donate

    Aid organizations and technology businesses are helping to unite scattered survivors of Nepal’s earthquake and provide food, water, [...]
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Five questions with Joshua Pierce

  Joshua Pierce poses for a photo with his family at Arusha National Park in Tanzania. One million Africans could [...]
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How to build a solar-powered USB charger for phones and other small devices

  Mbadika displayed its Solar USB Charger at Maker Faire Africa 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. By Netia A. McCray [...]
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How to build a solar-powered electronic circuit

  Mbadika displayed its Solar USB Charger at Maker Faire Africa 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. By Charles Sonnenberg and [...]
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Five questions with Yashraj Khaitan

  Residents of 18 villages in rural India pay for solar electricity the same way that they pay for cell [...]
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Designing for climate change

  Generations of farmers in the high desert of Ladakh have planted in the spring when glacial melt water begins [...]
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Ten technologies developing countries are using now to adapt to climate change

  Disaster hits hardest against the poor, and people in developing countries are the most vulnerable to climate change. Rising [...]
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Engineering for Change

Engineering For Change (E4C) is a dynamic and growing community of engineers, technologists, social scientists, NGOs, local governments and community [...]
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Good products are designed well, but successful products are designed to sell

How a product is distributed matters more than the product itself. That’s something that my colleague Jackie Stenson and I, [...]
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How a microscope lens for phones might improve health and hygiene in developing countries

Several years ago, Lia Marshall and a group of fellow undergraduate students lugged 10- to 15-pound microscopes in their backpacks [...]
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3D printers may be poised to take off in developing countries

3D printers remain confined to technical universities and specialized labs in developing countries, but enthusiasts believe their time in the [...]
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Ten of the year’s promising technologies for global development

  2014 was a strong year for democratic design, funding and manufacturing. We saw the continued ascension of 3D printers, [...]
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Flood Resistant Housing

Every year the floods come to Bangladesh. They follow the monsoon rains and can last for up to three months. [...]
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How to build a two-room compressed earth block home

Building with compressed-earth blocks makes sense, and not just because most of the construction materials are right under our feet. [...]
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The next generation of technology for disaster preparedness and relief

Technology dulls the bite of disasters, even in impoverished communities with few resources for preparedness. For a look at the [...]
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Earthquake Resistant Housing

Natural disasters can strike any country in the world, but these events have a disproportionate affect on developing nations. The [...]
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Earthquake-resistant homes in Haiti merge new design with old architecture

A new kind of housing program delivers two things that Haitians need in their earthquake-prone neighborhoods: Affordable design and new [...]
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Mobile apps for California’s drought, UK floods and India’s drinking water

  Drought, leaks, poor sanitation and reporting the neighbours for wasting water – new apps aim to tackle persistent water [...]
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Ethical 3D printing begins with plastic waste pickers

  Video: Waste feeds 3D printers Pick the right plastic off a refuse tip, then shred, melt and convert it [...]
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Innovation must address the big social challenges

Renowned thinker Charles Leadbeater believes we should focus on ‘frugal’ innovators solving real-world problems The most successful innovations of the [...]
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World Maker Faire showcases technology that meets basic needs anywhere

Fascinating, curious people who love to learn gathered at World Maker Faire this year to share what they have made. [...]
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Become inspired by three influential minds in Engineering for Global Development

An industry giant, a US university and an influential non-profit design company make for three inspiring perspectives on the role [...]
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Ned Breslin: thinking big about water supply

The head of Water for People says the trickle down approach to water isn’t working and it’s time to turn [...]
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Six global development engineers are honored in MIT’s 35 under 35

At least six of the innovators honored in MIT Technology Review’s 35 Under 35 are working on technology that helps [...]

E4C Webinar : Building and Running Community Cellular Networks with OpenBTS

Building and Running Community Cellular Networks with OpenBTS This webinar will detail the process of developing, using, designing, and deploying [...]
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Engineering For Change News Sheet – July 2013

    Is a low-priced solar irrigation pump on the horizon? Paul Polak and the SunWater project have a plan to [...]
Makers wanted An inventor of a new hydro-power generator calls for prototypes

Makers wanted: An inventor of a new hydro-power generator calls for prototypes

In the 1970s, Mike Lowery made a prototype for a whimsical-looking amphibious vehicle with a design flaw that, decades later, [...]
A bike-powered poop pump is redefining low-cost sanitation

A bike-powered poop pump is redefining low-cost sanitation

Meet the next generation of bicycle-powered devices for developing countries: a pit latrine pump. It’s the offspring of locally available [...]
A bike-powered poop pump is redefining low-cost sanitation

How can rural villages manage mountains of empty plastic bottles?

What can rural communities in Guyana do to handle mounds of plastic bottles in their trash? “Plastic waste is a [...]
Engineering for Change celebrates its 1st birthday

Engineering for Change celebrates its 1st birthday!

Engineering for Change turns one and celebrates a successful year of building a vibrant community of engineers, NGOs, technologists, and [...]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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