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Cambridge is a global leader in science and technology, and advances pioneered in Cambridge have impacted significantly on the lives of the world’s poorest and most marginalised people. To date, however, this impact has not been uniformly positive. Most of the benefits of cutting edge science are enjoyed by the world’s wealthiest 10%, while the bottom 50% bear the brunt of the externalities that new technologies so often generate.
This workshop brings together people who are working to change this situation by evolving innovative technological responses to challenges faced by people who live on less than $2 per day.
The workshop provides a counterpoint to a year-long series of seminars that have examined technologies of the future with a view to evolving social, legal and policy frameworks to ensure that new science enhances rather than undermines the wellbeing of the world’s bottom billion. (http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/science-non-fiction-and-the-bottom-billion)
In response to the seminars, the focus of the workshop is practice rather than policy, and initiatives taking place now and the near future rather than paradigmatic shifts in the longer term.
Presentations will be made by University of Cambridge academics and students, practitioners from NGOs and civil society organisations, social entrepreneurs running their own ventures and intrapreneurs working on social innovation initiatives in large corporations.
Part of the Science non Fiction and the Bottom Billion: Envolving Fairer Frameworks for the Future Research Group, series.
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|PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME 9.30-9.40||
Empowering communities to combat water inequality with a faster, cheaper and simpler water testing kit
Photocatalytic Water Treatments
Tech for Good
Technology Justice – A Framework (title TBC)
Combatting malaria one map at a time
DigiTally: offline payments
The 'Last Mile' of Design: Lessons in building hardware & software for global health Simprints
Island Manufacturing: A localised production arrangement for global manufacturing firms
Beyond basic digital skills: how advanced digital capabilities have an increasing role in poverty alleviation
The NT100 – our quest to find the 100 most inspirational ‘social tech’ ventures from around the world
Networking for Development: Connecting the next three billion
HALO — Affordable Lighting Solution
Innovative m-Learning for Kenyan Frontline Healthcare
Innovation in Education