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Technology for the Bottom Billion Workshop - Call for Contributions

last modified May 18, 2016 02:44 PM
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. This workshop brings together people who are evolving innovative technological responses to challenges faced by people who live on less than $2 per day.

Technology for the Bottom Billion Workshop 

  • 10th of June, 2016, 10.00-17.00
  • Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH)
  • Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

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.

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.

Call for contributions

If you are involved in an initiative that uses technology to enhance the lives of people who live on less than $2 per day, and would like to discuss your work with like-minded people, please send an email with the information below to lara.allen@centreforglobalequality by the 25th of May.

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Workshop Contribution Submission Information

Name:

Department, Organisation or Company:

Title of Presentation/Poster:

Type of presentation:

• Spoken presentation (20 minutes) / 5 minute pitch / poster

Short summary: (Less than 200 words)

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