International Development Design Summits (IDDS) are hands-on design experiences that bring together people from all walks of life to create low-cost, practical innovations to improve the lives of people living in poverty. The summit that started 1st August 2016 is organised by  partners like Centre for Research in Energy Energy Conservation (CREEC), Centre for Intergrated Research and Community Development Uganda (CIRCODU) and Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.


 The IDDS team orientation at CREEC

The CREEC Regional Testing and Knowledge Centre has worked with different stove manufactures in assessing stove performance and supporting clients in product development and improvement. IDDS Cookstoves will be an intense, hands-on design experience to co-create and improve technologies to address the health and environment challenges faced by the three billion people who cook food with traditional cookstoves or open fires.

IDDS cookstoves

IDDS Cookstoves will bring together design and innovation expertise, the latest research and development, manufacturing know-how, and user-centered design. Participants will also have access to testing facilities, as well as immersion with local communities, and the design process will be informed by feedback on both performance and usability. The goal is to bring a diverse set of participants together to develop scalable technologies that are high performing, affordable and designed to meet user needs.

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