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Walulululu (2014-15)

Poor water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions hinder the potential of many school children in Sub-Saharan Africa. This happens even though, for example, the access to clear water is a human right. The issue is big, but it calls for a solution that is simple, locally implementable and yet globally scalable. This is the challenge our team is set to take on.

Our methods rely strongly on the end users – Ugandan primary school students – as we need their help in both understanding and solving the issues at hand. We are looking for an African solution for an African challenge.

We’re altogether 30 students from three universities and four continents. We work in 3 teams: one from the PDP course and two from the IDBM master’s programme. Read more about our adventures at wash14.pdp.fi!

Apwoyo matek!

Sponsored by: Unicef

Team Unicef (2011-12)

How to improve WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) in schools in Uganda? How to provide a sustainable solution for East Africa? The subject is big and scattered but the solution must be simple and scalable.

The answer is not a single product but a whole system to make the difference, improving people’s life quality. In this cooperative work between three Universities we are trying to find an African solution for an African problem. We are focusing in hand- washing, water transportation and education. The task is not easy but we have taken the challenge!

Sponsored by Unicef

What happend after PdP?

The project outcome, Elephant Tap, was the student runner up in Core77 2013 Design Awards within Social Impact category.

The project manager, Irena Bakic, was awarded Women and Technology Price for 2012.