A student finding out firsthand how hard it is to crack an Argan nut by hand, between two stones. This was a necessary activity for all team members before designing a hand-operated device that increased Moroccan women productivity six- to eight-fold, while eliminating finger/hand injuries.
A design team of Ugandan and American students assembling a
charcoal-powered device for regenerating the COOLCHURN, the first generation milk cooler prototype, tested in the cattle corridor of Uganda.
A design team of Ugandan and American students integrating the COOLCHURN, the first generation milk cooler prototype, into the Ugandan milk cold chain.
Students and their professor showing EVAKUULA, the second generation milk cooler device, to the guest of honor, the Honorable Ugandan Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries, at a press conference that marked the transition of EVAKUULA from a project to a business.
Domestic biogas plant construction at a Ugandan farm for a smallholder farmer after signing a contract to adopt the EVAKUULA.
A student showing to visitors a batch of hand-operated ghee-making devices, IZECHURNs, ready for shipment to users/buyer in the cattle corridor of Uganda. The device reduces labor or increases productivity eight-fold
A smallholder farmer from Burkina Faso explaining to a student design team the low hatchabilities (less than 15%) and other challenges from the wooden incubator powered by a kerosene lamp. The team designed a solar energy-powered incubator that more than quadrupled the hatchability rate.
Students from Burkina Faso pausing with ingredients, including WANDAMIX, a domestic fly larva-based protein concentrate, before mixing feed for guinea fowl.
A student from Burkina Faso explaining to visitors how combining three practices of preserving guinea fowl egg viability with YAIKUULA, feeding with WANDAMIX, and synchronizing hatching by surrogate chicken hens has potential to yield order of magnitude productivity, to approximately 50 marketable birds per guinea fowl hen.
“This is impressive! William Kisaalita draws from the
rich African story telling traditions and makes
complicated concepts accessible, no matter what the
reader’s background is. Readers will feel like they
are in his field class, with all the sights and
sounds. Reading the book and putting the lessons in
practice will drastically reduce the time to the
reader’s development-related destination.”
Dr. Salibo Somé
Founder and Executive Director, Africa Sustainable
Development Council, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
“A long overdue book and an excellent guide and light
of best practices for developing technologies for
smallholder farmers. The author’s scholarly observations
from over two decades of successful innovations in
sub-Saharan Africa is a premier of Development Engineering.”
Professor Gajendra Singh
Foreign Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural
Vice-President of Academic Affairs Emeritus (Thailand);
Full Member of the Club of Bologna
3p-Innovations is a laboratory/studio, launched in 2003. Graduate and undergraduate students interested in Development Engineering are mentored in this space. Mentoring vehicles include traditional course-work, inquiry- and/or design-based projects, and service projects. The ps stand for poverty alleviating, prosperity-/wellness-building, and planet-sustaining.
Development Engineering prepares students to develop, pilot, and evaluate technological solutions, designed to improve human and economic development within complex low-resource settings, such as Sub-Saharan Africa.
“We hold to heart the notion that, it is not an innovation unless it is being widely used.” – Prof. Kisaalita, Founder and Director of 3p-Innovations
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