Featured Projects

HealthRight International

I spent the first half of 2011 consulting for HealthRight International, a global health and human rights organization, first at their project site in Nepal and then later in Kenya.  The roles I played in each of these projects varied dramatically, but the overall mission remained the same: to build lasting access to care for excluded communities. 

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d.school/Stanford University

The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the "d.school") at Stanford leverages multi-disciplinary teams of students to address some of the world's most difficult social problems through design.  The Spring 2011 "Liberation Technologies" course focused on the dreadful sanitation situation in Kibera, Nairobi's largest urban slum.  


The Philani Family Fund

In 2005, I co-founded the Philani Family Fund as the family-strengthening arm of Philani Nutrition Center. Philani works with some of the most destitute families in the townships outside of Cape Town and their peer-based outreach model has received international acclaim.  However, there was only so much an outreach worker could do to alter the contraints imposed on families by poverty.  In partnership with CHOSA and Ikhayalami, we launched the Philani Family Fund to provide low-income sustainable housing and educational scholarships to support Philani families in achieving their long-term goals.  The Philani Family Fund has built 31 homes and provided 6 scholarships to date.

Philani Family Fund from Dianna Kane on Vimeo.


Want more? See a complete list of my projects and work history.