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  • Shock Safe Nepal team 7

    Shock Safe Nepal team 7 | Final update

    Jan 21, 2019

    Welcome to our Final Update! It’s been a very busy time for SSN7. We started the new year with a 2-week-long research trip to Nepal to validate our concepts and gather final insights. We also ran the lab tests for the Biolayer Incubator and kept preparing our Final Report.

  • Sustainable Siyakhana

    Sustainable Siyakhana | Finishing the project

    Jan 21, 2019

    Only two weeks left, the end of project is coming near. We’ve primarily been working on finishing the design past weeks, this week we will get all parts delivered! 

  • Aquaponics Cape Town

    Aquaponics Cape Town | Planting vegetables!

    Jan 20, 2019

    As you might have read in one of our previous posts, the Belhar Early Childhood Development Centre is using the first funding to install new grow beds. This expansion is the first step in making the Aquaponic System profitable, creating a sustainable source of income to provide a better environment for the children of the Centre. 

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  • Team Zoom

    Schistoscope.

    Schistosomiasis is a parasitically neglected tropical disease that mainly occurs in Sub-Saharan Africa. More than 250 million people are infected and 700 million have the chance of infection. This parasite is mainly found in still standing water sources. The danger of this parasite is that it penetrates through the skin surface. After this it multiplies in the bladder and transforms into worms that move through the bloodstream to all organs and then affect them.

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  • Sustainable Siyakhana

    In 2005 on a hectare-sized piece of land located in the middle of Bezuidenhout Park within the inner city of Johannesburg, Prof Michael Rudolph, together with colleagues and community representatives, established Siyakhana, a food garden and social entrepreneurial enterprise that has evolved into a platform for research, training and a capacity-building incubator and resource hub. Our project is to design and build a small biodigester to recycle and re-use organic waste that is created in the Siyakhana garden. With the help of this biodigester, we will give workshops in order to teach the farmers about sustainable farming and entrepreneurship, e.a. selling the produced biogas and fertilizer from the biodigester. Evans Muchesa, a PhD student from the university of Johannesburg will oversee the process of social entrepreneurship in order to ensure the continuity of the project after our departure

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  • Aquaponics Cape Town

    The Problem
    The drought is a huge problem for the growing population of Cape Town, South Africa. Especially the communities in the “townships”, the suburbs in which during the Apartheid “non-whites” lived, are struggling with the water scarcity. On top of that, gangs, thieves and junkies are causing an unsafe environment, especially for children.

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  • Energizing Uganda

    We are three students from the TU Delft. We are going to work on a biogas project in collaboration with the Ndejje University in Kampala. We want to contribute by bridging the gap between the sanitation and energy problem in Uganda. 

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  • Uplifted Zanzibar

    Zanzibar is a tiny island at the coast of Tanzania. It is known for its breath-taking white beaches and clear blue waters. However, this beauty is as much a blessing as it is a curse. Tourism is an important income generator for the island but also generates a huge amount of waste.  A local company named Chako transforms this downside of tourism into a great opportunity: to reduce the waste and help employ the local youth and women. This is very important given the fact that half the population on Zanzibar lives below the poverty line.

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  • Maldives Matter

    The Maldives, an 800 km long island group in the Indian Ocean. The lack of agriculture due to climate and knowlegde result in a big problem: 90% of its food is being imported. This results into a high CO2 emmission due to transport (the food comes from all over the world), a big cashflow that doesn’t stay at the local communities, a high dependency on foreign countries and lack of knowlegde and education because of a lack of this industry. Our plan is to realize a high-tech greenhouse in the Maldives.

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  • Muima

    For the minor International Entrepreneurship & Development, we (Coco Polderman, Line Hietink en Christine van Diemen) are going to Kenya. In Kenya we will help developing a new product for Muima Industries.

     

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  • Electric Fence Bardiya

    For our project in the context of our minor International Entrepreneurship & Development we will be going to Bardiya National Park, in the southwest of Nepal. In the buffer zone around the National Park many farmers settled on the fertile grounds. As these grounds and farms attract elephants, the elephants rage the villages and farms in search of food.

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  • IWACA-TECH

    IWACA-TECH is about improving water use efficiency in irrigation systems using advanced remote sensing technology and ground observations. 

     

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  • Shock Safe Nepal team 7

    Shock Safe Nepal Team 7

    Shock Safe Nepal Team 7 is formed by five industrial design Master students from Delft University of Technology. 

    The Shock Safe Nepal initiative was founded after the earthquake of 2015, with the main objective to rebuild the lost homes, while minimising the risk of collapse during future earthquakes. Until now, 6 multidisciplinary teams of students of TU Delft have travelled to Nepal in order to perform research on how this main objective can best be achieved. Their aim was to provide citizens with a safe place to live in. We, as team 7, aim to improve the quality of the citizens’ lives by integrating utilities to the buildings. 

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