January 11, 2014

Peruvian PV & Diesel Pumps – Twitter Roundup

We present our twice-monthly snapshot of interesting tweets in the technology for global development space. For up-to-the-minute updates from E4C on Twitter, please follow us at @Engineer4Change.

Wired Magazine has had a run of articles about technology for global development. This one offers an in-depth look at a school project in Kenya.

Vaccine programs made important headway in 2013. The UN Foundation reports on their successes with polio.

The US National Public Radio program The Takeaway interviewed two of E4C’s experts for a piece on performance standards in technology for developing countries. E4C’s President Noha El-Ghobashy and Heather Fleming, the CEO of Catapult Design and a member of the E4C Solutions Library steering committee both had interesting insights into good design. http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/meeting-standard-technology-developing-world/

People throw money at captivating ideas for inventions on crowdfunding sites, but many of the claims fail expectations. Two engineers offer analysis of the designs and tips for investors.

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