Great success for the 2014 Tech4Dev International Conference!

© 2014 CODEV

© 2014 CODEV

UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development: What is Essential?
4-6 June 2014 | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

The 3rd UNESCO Conference on Technologies for Development took place from 4-6 June 2014 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne focused on essential technologies. Determining the needs for successful technologies and discussing adequate processes to develop and deploy them, the event also examined questions such as: How can we evaluate the impact of technologies?

The conference gathered 360 attendees from 58 countries: researchers, decision-makers, representatives from NGOs, international organizations and the private sector - all eager to generate knowledge by focusing on state-of-the-art technologies and their potential for the global South. Over three days, 125 scientific papers from the fields of energy, habitat, medical, ICT and disaster risk reduction were presented.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for our forthcoming post-conference publications:

Technologies for Development: What is Essential? [Forthcoming]
Hostettler, S., Hazboun E., Bolay, J.C. (Eds.). 2015. London; Springer-Verlag

Sustainable Access to Energy in the Global South: Essential Technologies and Implementation Approaches [Proposal submitted to Springer-Verlag]
Hostettler, S., Gadgil, A., Hazboun E. (Eds.) 2015.

Tech4Dev 2014 Electronic Conference Proceedings [Forthcoming]

And... save the date for the next conference!
Now, we are already preparing the next UNESCO Conference on Technologies for Development which will take place from 2-4 May 2016 in Lausanne.

Author: Corinne Waridel
Source: Cooperation