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What Design Can Do in Nairobi to Provide Clean Energy to All Nairobi's Food Problem WHAT DESIGN CAN DO, Nairobi- Fossil fuels are the biggest cause of climate change and are still our primary source of energy. Cities consume over two-thirds of the world’s energy and contribute to more than 70% of global CO2 emissions. [...]
Working towards sustainable 3D printed products Digital Blacksmiths' crowdfunding campaign, which we wrote about back in March, has succeeded . They've raised over $26,000 to create 100 3D printed microscopes and further their research into the possibilities of 3D printing for improving STEM education in Kenya and beyond. They plan to test these with the schools [...]
Nikola Energy Forging Towards Sustainable Waste Management Waste management is a challenge for most developing countries. Growing economies and industries are prone to translate to increased waste production. E-waste is one of the many trivial wastes to manage. For one, they are caused by rapid technological advancements as each and every day comes a newer [...]
Flipflopi crowdfunding campaign launches At least 8 million tonnes of plastic is said to find its way to the ocean every year and 50% of it is used to make disposable products. By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans, this calls for a Plastic Revolution. That Plastic Revolution is here [...]

Artisans of Kibera Part 3: Victorious Bone Craft 17th November 2015 Artisans of Kibera is NDW’s first video series. Through it we explore the wealth of design talent creating products and setting up businesses in Kenya’s largest informal settlement.  You can see the rest of the series here:  Part 1: Baraka: Tyre Sandals Part 2: […]

Kenya Bamboo Centre Professionals in bamboo design By NDW Team on 18th September 2015 Felix Akoko, the Production Manager of Kenya Bamboo Center is extremely passionate about bamboo and it is evident in his work. In his workshop located at the Nairobi Trade Show Grounds in Dagoretti, Felix shared his experiences with making bamboo furniture. […]