International Development Design Summit (IDDS) for Cookstoves
The Alliance is partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s D-Lab, the Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC), and the Centre for Integrated Research and Community Development Uganda (CIRCODU) to organize this Design Summit. 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 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.