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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

2016 MIT Club of New York Annual Fall Social

 

 

The MIT Club of New York annual fall social gathering is an occasion to learn about your local alumni club, mingle with fellow MIT grads, and discover more about the upcoming Club year while enjoying refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Club officers will be available to discuss this year’s schedule of events, special benefits for Club members, and how you can get involved in the New York MIT community.

  • MIT Club of New York member: FREE
  • Non-member MIT alums: $20 
  • Non-alum guests: $35

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Thursday, October 06, 2016

Tackling the Poverty Challenge: A Talk by Kofi Taha of MIT’s D-Lab and IDIN

 



Kofi Taha, CP’11, is Associate Director of MIT’s D-Lab and Program Manager for the USAID-funded International Development Innovation Network (IDIN). His work focuses on developing and supporting asset-based approaches to community-driven livelihood and quality-of-life technology design.

Mr. Taha has facilitated village-level trainings in Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania and Haiti, has worked with the Peace Corps to create appropriate technology centers in Zambia, and has supported local innovation centers in many countries including Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Nepal and Kenya. In addition, he was a key player in the development of a Multicrop Thresher in Tanzania that is slated to go to market in early 2017. Mr Taha holds an undergraduate degree in political economy from Columbia University and a Master of City Planning from MIT with a focus in International Development.

Mr. Taha will speak about the work of D-Lab and IDIN, which together focus on designing, developing, and disseminating low-cost technologies that improve life in the developing world. These technologies are developed and implemented in collaboration with the communities in which they will be used. Recent projects developed by D-Lab and IDIN include: a hand-held corn sheller that can be fabricated from sheet metal using very simple techniques; a hand-pedaled tricycle prototype implemented in Indonesia; improved cookstoves in Uganda; and improved composting toilet technology in El Salvador.

Learn More:

D-Lab Website 
IDIN Website
D-Lab at MIT News 

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EVENT PRICING:

Patrons: Free Patrons can register 1 guest at $25.
Club Members: $25 A Club Member can register up to three guests at $40 each.
Non-Members: $40




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