Kounkuey Design Initiative

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

KOUNKUEY DESIGN INITIATIVE (KDI) transforms impoverished communities by collaborating with residents to create low-cost, high-impact built environments (Productive Public Spaces) that improve their daily lives. Begun in 2006, KDI is an innovative international partnership specializing in the practices of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, and urban planning. KDI believes that participatory planning and design are key to sustainable development.

Programa Quetzalcóatl

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Programa Quetzalcóatl es una plataforma ciudadana sin fines de lucro, que busca el bien común de la sociedad mexicana en diversos enfoques: Ecología, Valores, Cultura, Tradición, Labor Social, Perspectiva Política y Económica, Reflexión, etc.

Creative Disruptors

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

An appropriate technology challenge for students in the UK and Tanzania to learn, make and share together. Participants must research and develop a prototype that fits a local community need. Supported by modular resources, students explore how their international peers tackle the same challenge.


nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

GreenLoo provides a public health service: it is a portable dry toilet that targets rural areas that suffer from the lack of sanitation. It also uses the human waste (urine and feces) and transforms it into a fertilizer throughout a simple process.

WUW (walk your way)

for profit

WUW is a project to create shoes that makes happy the one who wear them and the one who makes them ! They will bring back awareness to artisans in India and to their hard work and intelligence. WUW shoes will be a product with a story to preserve and spread to others.