This seminar is designed to expose students to conceptual frameworks and case studies that, collectively, provide a holistic understanding of challenges to designing and implementing technology and systems-based solutions for severely resource-constrained communities. The course focuses on key challenges faced by engineers and managers and is designed to equip students with a broad toolkit of perspectives and methodologies for problem solving. An objective of the course is to foster a community of likeminded professionals. The seminar is a fall/spring sequence is a required course for the Fellows of the Tata Center for Technology and Design. It is also open to non-Tata Fellows with instructor’s permission.