THE IMPULSE PROJECTS ASSOCIATION

Our association ‘Impulse Projects’ was born in the wake of ‘Project Rickshaw’. Our aim is to bring together a community of individuals curious and passionate about issues relating to human-powered transport in South-East Asia and elsewhere.

OUR OBJECTIVES

IMPROVING THEIR EVERYDAY LIFE

In countries with energy dependency, it is necessary to sustain the use of human-powered transport. To do so, the first action is to improve the drivers’ working conditions. True to its conviction, Impulse Projects promotes innovative technical solutions that make the drivers’ job easier. The association relies on local partners, and acts on the dynamics of the social and solidarity economy.

MAKING LOW-TECH OUR PRIORITY

Contrary to high-tech, low-tech takes part in a universal solidarity of knowledge sharing . It promotes “primitive” technologies in order to be easily accessible to all, and improves significantly the daily life of millions of human beings.
Impulse Projects makes low-tech their priority in their projects. The association thus ensures that the technical innovations are affordable and easily replicable with the local resources in order to be accessible to the masses.

PROMOTING DIY

Convinced that the DIY community is an inexhaustible strength, Impulse Projects relies on the collaborative participation to carry out their actions.
First, the association involves the rickshaw drivers and analyses their needs.
Then, they invite professional specialists and enlightened amateurs to work with them and the user on innovative technical solutions to meet these needs.
Finally, they request companies, craftsmen and local NGOs working locally to produce and implement the innovative technical solutions.

FUNCTIONAL SCHEMA OF THE ASSOCIATION

OUR OBJECTIVES

IMPROVING THEIR EVERYDAY LIFE

In countries with energy dependency, it is necessary to sustain the use of human-powered transport. To do so, the first action is to improve the drivers’ working conditions. True to its conviction, Impulse Projects promotes innovative technical solutions that make the drivers’ job easier. The association relies on local partners, and acts on the dynamics of the social and solidarity economy.

MAKING LOW-TECH OUR PRIORITY

Contrary to high-tech, low-tech takes part in a universal solidarity of knowledge sharing . It promotes “primitive” technologies in order to be easily accessible to all, and improves significantly the daily life of millions of human beings.
Impulse Projects makes low-tech their priority in their projects. The association thus ensures that the technical innovations are affordable and easily replicable with the local resources in order to be accessible to the masses.

PROMOTING DIY

Convinced that the DIY community is an inexhaustible strength, Impulse Projects relies on the collaborative participation to carry out their actions.
First, the association involves the rickshaw drivers and analyses their needs.
Then, they invite professional specialists and enlightened amateurs to work with them and the user on innovative technical solutions to meet these needs.
Finally, they request companies, craftsmen and local NGOs working locally to produce and implement the innovative technical solutions.

FUNCTIONAL SCHEMA OF THE ASSOCIATION

WHO WE ARE

Jean-Louis Massard (FR)
President
______
Coordinator of the Rickshaw Impulse Project He cycled 4,200 km from Dhaka to Delhi with a rickshwaw alongside other Rickshaw-Wallahs.

Claude Marthaler (CH)

Ambassador/councilor
______
He cycled 240,000 km across four continents
and met with thousands of Rickshaw-Wallahs.
He ensures the technical monitoring of the projects.
He is a mechanical engineer, and worked in the cycle department. .
Adrien Panzuti (FR)
Secretary
______
Professional website management and digital communication.

Nicolas De Klerk (FR)

Communications director
______
Antoine Augereau (FR)
Treasurer
______
He ensures the economic monitoring of the projects.
He is a sales manager, and worked two years in Bangladesh. .

Nina Bayol (FR)

Designer
______
She ensures the visual identity.
Program Manager à “Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust”

Maruf HOSSAIN (BGD)

Bangladeshi correspondent
of the Rickshaw Impulse Project
______
Engineer in urban mobility and author of
"The rickshaws of Bangladesh, 1992", The reference book on rickshaw

Rob Gallagher (GB)

Ambassador/councilor
______

WHO WE ARE

Jean-Louis Massard (FR)
President
______
Coordinator of the Rickshaw Impulse Project He cycled 4,200 km from Dhaka to Delhi with a rickshwaw alongside other Rickshaw-Wallahs.

Claude Marthaler (CH)

Ambassador/councilor
______
He cycled 240,000 km across four continents
and met with thousands of Rickshaw-Wallahs.
Adrien Panzuti (FR)
Secretary
______
He ensures the technical monitoring of the projects.
He is a mechanical engineer, and worked in the cycle department. .

Nicolas De Klerk (FR)

Communications director
______
Professional website management and digital communication.
Antoine Augereau (FR)
Treasurer
______
He ensures the economic monitoring of the projects.
He is a sales manager, and worked two years in Bangladesh. .

Nina Bayol (FR)

Designer
______
She ensures the visual identity.

Maruf HOSSAIN (BGD)

Bangladeshi correspondent
of the Rickshaw Impulse Project
______
Program Manager à “Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust”

Rob Gallagher (GB)

Ambassador/councilor
______
Engineer in urban mobility and author of
"The rickshaws of Bangladesh, 1992", The reference book on rickshaw

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