Tag Archives: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

‘Mobilize’ing Micro-savings

A recent article by Grameen Foundation blog speaks about the novel ‘micro-savings initiative’, that aims at financial inclusion of the poor. This initiative is a three-year project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to reach 1.45 … Continue reading

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Of Systems Thinking and User-Centered Design

  On Monday Ken Warman and I went at it again. We began this conversation many months ago, over breakfast at a hotel in Patna, in Bihar, but remained inconclusive, hanging, because the official meetings were about to begin. We’d … Continue reading

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Beyond Engineering and Science: The Sanitation Challenge

An article in Hindu about Bill Gates’ recent visit to India stated that his “ultimate dream is to design low-cost toilets.” In order to design cheap and dry toilets, with as “good or better smell characteristics as a flush toilet,” … Continue reading

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One Week Until Design Public Conclave

We are one week away from Design Public III: Trust, Participation, Innovation, a conclave bringing together government officials, private sector, social sector, funding agencies, specialists, entrepreneurs, and academics to discuss and debate the challenges, goals, and strategies of transforming India … Continue reading

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Gates Foundation an Official Partner of Design Public

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has officially confirmed their partnership and support for the Design Public Conclave, to be held on the 20th of April this year. The Gates Foundation has worked … Continue reading

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Collaborative Workshop for VDK Prototype Refinement

Last week, the Centre for Knowledge Societies (CKS) held a collaborative workshop in New Delhi. Organized by the team working on the Vaccine Delivery Kit (VDK) project, the purpose of the workshop was for the team to present their methods … Continue reading

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CKS featured on Designwala

Over at designwala.org, Ria Rajan writes about Aditya Dev Sood, CKS, and our report on 34 Ways to Save Lives in Rural India, a part of the Vaccine Delivery Innovation Initiative (VDII). In 2009, CKS diversified its portfolio and made … Continue reading

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