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2018 UNESCO Chair Conference on Technologies for Development: Voices of the Global South

June 27 - June 29

27-29 June 2018

SwissTech Convention Centre EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

The Tech4Dev Conference is the biennial flagship event of the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development hosted by CODEV at EPFL. The Conference focuses on the potential of technology solutions to advance inclusive social and economic development in the Global South.Tech4Dev 2018 puts the challenges and the potential of the Global South in the center of discussions reflected by its title Voices of the Global South. Indeed, even though the Sustainable Development Goals apply globally, the needs in terms of access to health and financial services, functioning education systems and sustainable urban and natural ecosystems are undeniably more significant in the Global South. In this perspective, it is crucial to listen to and support stakeholders from the regions who are facing these challenges

Tech4Dev provides an opportunity to:

  • Present your research at a unique multidisciplinary Conference focused on innovative technology for social impact in the Global South.
  • Network across disciplines and fields of technology, to promote the development, deployment, adaptation, and scaling of new solutions for the Global South.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with diverse stakeholders – academics, students, engineers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, practitioners, and social scientists- interested in technological innovation in the Global South.
  • Participate in the fabulous social event of the conference that will take place in the Lavaux Vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Build capacity among students and young professionals to engage in multidisciplinary problem solving for social impact.Network across disciplines and fields of technology, to promote the development, deployment, adaptation, and scaling of new solutions for the Global South.

Daniel Jimenez, the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture’s Data-Driven Agronomy Community of Practice lead, will run a session on Data-Driven Farming for Everyone together with Andrea Gardeazabal Monsalve from CIMMYT. Click here to see the full program.

For more information, visit the official conference website.

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Details

Start:
June 27
End:
June 29
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Website:
https://cooperation.epfl.ch/2018Tech4Dev_1

Venue

SwissTech Convention Centre
Route Louis-Favre 2
Lausanne, Switzerland
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