Kit Yamoyo accessioned into the permanent collection of the V&A

We are very proud to announce that all three formats of Kit Yamoyo have been accessioned into the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Victoria and Albert Museum (the V&A) is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years […]

Introducing the Mark V AidPod

Each time I do a significant modification to the AidPod design I feel a strange fondness for the out-going model and then immediately bond with the new one. I said this to Jane and she quipped “That’s how you’ll feel when you get your second wife.” 🙂 Anyway, here it is the AidPod Mark V. […]

A mini AidPod anyone?

I had a great meeting yesterday with Chris Griffin at the PI Global offices in London talking about the packaging aspects of the trial. I was also able to loan him the various bottles and a crate, on loan to me from Zambian Breweries. These will obviously be crucial in defining the cross-section of the AidPod. We […]

Project Logic Version 6

Click on the above image to see the document full-size on Flickr This is a post for the development specialists amongst you and to reassure everyone else that we are making progress and doing a really thorough job on the design of the pilot. This is the pilot on a single sheet. There is a […]

Project logic – slow but steady progress

There has not been a lot we can announce on the progress towards the pilot over the last few weeks but we’ve been busy carefully discussing with partners in Zambia the roles they would undertake in a pilot of ColaLife and we expect to be able to announce the implementation partnership shortly. In addition to […]

Results framework and next steps

The foundation for a pilot in Zambia Above is the Results Framework which we developed with the help of UNICEF which I reported on earlier. We will use this the develop a Logical Framework for the pilot over the next couple of days and feed it back to potential partners for comments. The next steps towards […]

Zambia Diary | Day 9 , Visit 2 | UNICEF and logical frameworks

We had another great session at UNICEF today trying to distil the ColaLife idea down to its essence so that we could build it back up into a fundable project. We started off with an analysis of the issue and after a lot of discussion and rubbing out and re-writing ended up with this: The […]

Zambia Diary | Day 8 , Visit 2 | KZF and project planning

Outside Keepers Zambia Foundation. From left to right: Ruth Mitimingi; Jane Berry and John Msimuko Today started early with an 8am meeting with Ruth and John at Keepers Zambia Foundation (KZF). Regular readers will know that KZF are the SODIS experts in Zambia but their promoters, who work at community level, support other aspects of […]

More on SODIS (Solar Disinfection [of water]) – another innovation?

The concept: PET AidPods on a tin roof Image source: Wikipedia We’ve had a great response to the idea that the ColaLife AidPods might be made of PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) and used to disinfect the water mothers need to make up oral rehydration solution. Dr Kevin G McGuigan, Coordinator EU SODISWATER Project, Dublin University, who […]

Still photos of the Mark III AidPod

Here are some still photos of the Mark III AidPod as a Flickr set or as a slide show below: Update: Video explanation of the Mark III AidPod design