Catching up with Stanford's Myanmar Sustainable Vision team

A student team from Stanford University's Design for Extreme Affordability program are heading to Myanmar this week to work on their projects with International Development Enterprises-Myanmar (IDE/M). The team's project, funded by an NCIIA Sustainable Vision grant, is to help IDE/M design and implement a new treadle pump manufacturing system, based around local conditions and needs. The team believes introducing an improved manufacturing process for treadle pumps will eventually diffuse to other areas, broadly improving the local metalworking sector.

Follow the team's progress online.