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Rethink Relief: bridging the gap between relief and development

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I just returned from the most intense, interesting and fun workshop, Rethink Relief. Participants from TU Delft, MIT, MSF (doctors without borders) , NGOs from all over the world including Caritas, on a one week mission to try to bridge the design … Continue reading

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Mainstreaming Environment into Humanitarian Action

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One of the larger problems with emergency relief and sustainable energy solutions, is the lack of cooperation, reporting and monitoring of tested technologies and strategies within and between the agencies. UNEP is trying to tackle this through their programme “Mainstreaming … Continue reading

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“The cooking place is the heart of the house”

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I just had a very nice and interesting conversation with Ms. Blanche Renaudin from Groupe URD, concerning energy problems and environment in refugee camps. Groupe URD is a research, evaluation and training institute. Their area of expertise is humanitarian action and post-crisis reconstruction, … Continue reading

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4th Case

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ToughStuff confirmed that they would want to participate as my 4th case! Check out their robust module based solar panel/lamp/charger with batteries on http://www.toughstuffonline.com

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Imagination Lancaster

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“Empathy” “Sustainability” “Future Design” “Democratic Design” “The Core of Design” These were the buzz-words of this Design PhD Conference called “Imagination Lancaster”. We just came back from a very nice trip to Lancaster, UK. Together with Northumbria University, Lancaster arranges … Continue reading

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