Creative Capacity Building suggests that the underlying principles of co-creation and crowd-sourcing-- typically applied to computer software development, corporate management, or high-end product design --can also be relevant to technology innovations aimed at ending poverty. This is only possible when the conditions exist for full participation in the entire design process by the people for whom these technologies are intended, which means investing in strategies that increase local capacity and support local innovation.  --- MIT

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  1. Creative Capacity Building (CCB) is at the core of D-Lab's approach to international development and is central to our work at MIT and in the field. The goal of CCB is to train participants to create or adapt technologies that will improve their lives and strengthen their communities.By...
  2. TheInternational Development Innovation Network (IDIN)enables a global community of changemakers to design, develop and disseminate innovations that improve the lives of people living in poverty. We champion the belief that: Everyone can be an innovator. Co-creation encourages more inclusive...
  3. Creative Capacity Building (CCB)is a model of teaching based on sparking innovation in participants. This approach was developed byInternational Development Innovation Network (IDIN)andMIT D-Lab. Twende-AISE has adopted it to help students and other community members to uncover challenges and...
  4. IDIN's Resource Library includes many types of presentations and reports, but also Curriculum. Please select the document type useful to you.
  5. 2018-12-10 Guest Post: Magreth Omary Mbauda Tanzania My name is Magreth Omary and I am married and God has blessed me with 4 children. My income comes from making batik cloth, stools, embroidery work and soap which gives me most income. I own a small shop, a meeting point of my customers who love my...
  6. 2017-07-11 A recent Creative Livelihood Challenge (CLC) training was conducted with 15 students from Arusha Technical College and 15 Creative Capacity Building innovators. This type of training was developed and facilitated by Elizabeth Reece – an Australian volunteer who is based at Twendein Tanzania. CLC...
  7. The workshop helped refugee youth rebuild a positive self-image beyond the marginalized identity of “refugee”– at the end of the workshop, they could see themselves in a new way: as makers and innovators.
  8. The design process is both an art and a science, and exists in many different disciplines. Afundamental way to look at engineering design is that you are trying to create a solution to a problem. The following steps will help get you on the road to finding a good solution; they can be used as a...
  9. In this issue: 1. Nutrition in dryland areas symposium 2.Nanenane Agricultural show 3. Appropriate technology 4. ECHO EA seed bank updates 5..Parthenium 6. Upcoming events 7. News in brief
  10. 2016-09-01 In This Issue: Announcements Nanenane Agriculture show SARI and ASA learning events Innovative resources ECHO East Africa News ECHO RIC’s Best Practices
  11. In this issue: Nanenane Agricultural show Appropriate technology ECHO EA seedbank updates Highlights Innovation News in brief ECHO RIC‟s Best Practices
  12. 2016-04-01 In This Issue: Nanyuki Symposium Announcements Innovative resources ECHO East Africa News ECHO RIC’s Best Practices
  13. 2016-01-01 In This Issue: Arua Symposium Announcements Innovative resources ECHO East Africa News ECHO RIC’s Best Practices
  14. Key Resource 1998-02-15 Amazon.com Description This Manual is written for trainers in governmental and non-governmental development organizations who are preparing their staff to work together with farmers in developing technologies appropriate to ecological agriculture and using few external inputs. The training is...