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CODEV 2015 Annual Report is here!


Dear Reader,

2015 was yet another busy but productive year for CODEV! Take a look at our annual report to see what we have been up in the field of technologies for development.

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Our flagship event, the UNESCO International Conference on Technologies for Development (4th edition) took place from May 2-4 2016 at the Swiss Tech Convention Center, gathering 460 attendees from 65 countries - researchers, representatives from NGOs, international organizations and the private sector - to address the guiding question on how we go from innovation to social impact.

Another highlight was the launch of the Humanitarian Tech Hub. Resulting of a partnership between the International Committee of the Red-Cross (ICRC) and EPFL, the Humanitarian Tech Hub has been designed for humanitarian actors, researchers and other players willing to mobilize cutting edge research to address today’s humanitarian challenges.

As always, we are available to answer all your questions at [email protected]. And should you have a great idea, we would love to hear from you…

We wish you a great summer
The CODEV Team


CODEV 2015 Annual Report

— The entire CODEV team is delighted to present you its 2015 activity report! A big thank you to our partners for their continued and much appreciated support.


Worldwide Representation at Tech4Dev 2016

— The 4th International UNESCO Conference on Technologies for Development (Tech4Dev 2016) was held in at EPFL in Lausanne from 2-4 May 2016.


New technologies for humanitarian aid

— EPFL and the International Committee of the Red-Cross launch the Humanitarian Tech Hub, a research program aimed at developing technological solutions to help people in conflict zones.


EssentialTech a must at the Geneva Health Forum

— The Cooperation and Development Center’s EssentialTech projects were presented in full to visitors to the Geneva Health Forum 2016, April 19th to 21st.


Higher education and research in Haiti

— Urban development and skill-building. With a population of over 10 million (56% of whom live in urbanized areas), Haiti is the poorest country in the Northern Hemisphere.


Montes Claros - Brazil, intermediate city and planning

— CODEV is setting up an international partnership with the State University of Montes Claros (Unimontes) through the urban line of the UNESCO Chair.


Protective suit against Ebola and future epidemics

— Following the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, EPFL is joining forces with Geneva University Hospitals and the University of Geneva to develop a new protective suit. The initiative is driven and supported by doctors working on the front lines.


SenseCityVity:Mobile Crowdsourcing,Urban Perception,Collective Action

— At the last EssentialTalk held on 3rd March 2016, CODEV presented SenseCityVity, a successful project funded by its Seed Money Programme in 2014 and 2015

Author: Corinne Waridel
Source: Cooperation