Social Innovation Projects (SIP)
D4D’s Social Innovation Projects connect students who are interested in social impact technology to innovative projects. These projects give students the chance to develop solutions to challenges from non-profit and other international development organizations. This connection benefits both sides: it gives students the initiative to get involved in international development and gain teamwork, coding, and problem solving experience; at the same time, it moves forward proposed solutions to global issues and helps non-profit organizations in human resource, infrastructure improvement, and presence building at Harvard. SIPs have partnered with organizations such as the Peace Corps, Kartis, Sana Health, and Partners in Health to contribute to the effort of solving international challenges. By providing a bridge for students and impact projects, SIPs address the lack of non-profit opportunities for CS students on campus, raises awareness for international development challenges, and encourages students to contribute to the effort of solving these challenges.