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Bond Tech4Dev Assistive Technology Event
Our upcoming meeting on Wednesday 29th August will focus on the role of assistive technology in helping individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Though the benefits of this technology would be similar in a domestic and international context, we will aim to focus on assistive technology within developing countries and development projects. The event will be taking place at Bond (8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL) between 15:00 - 17:00. We will have presentations from: Catherine Holloway, Academic Director at the Global Innovation Disability Hub - joining remotely Brigitte Rohwerder, Research Officer at the Institute for Development Studies Esther Dakin-Poole, Head of Education & Development at Smile Smart Technology Dr. Nick Freear, Educational Technical Developer at the Open University Brigitte will present on her recent report focusing on assistive tech in developing countries: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5af976ab40f0b622d4e9810f/Assistive_technologies_in_developing-countries.pdf The event will follow our usual structure of presentations, break-out group discussions, collective discussion/conclusions, and networking. We will also have optional drinks and networking after the event at nearby gastropub, The Driver, located minutes from Bond's office. Please confirm your attendance through this event page; we kindly ask that you arrive around 14:50, so that we can start promptly at 15:00. If you have any queries, please contact [masked]

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    What we're about

    This group is primarily but not exclusively aimed at BOND (www.bond.org.uk) T4D group members. The meetup group is a supplement to the T4D group section on the myBond platform (http://my.bond.org.uk/group/technology-development). Non-BOND members are welcome, in particular academics, bloggers/journalists and private sector partners. The groups purpose is described below:

    The speed of technological change is rapid, opening up new opportunities and capabilities but also creating new challenges. It is important to understand the impact that such technologies can have on peoples’ lives and on the work of development agencies. Meetings planned with the following goals:

    • To discuss developments related to Technology for Development

    • To provide information on emerging trends in technological innovation (eg. Machine-to-machine technology)

    • To share best practice and worst practice (why projects don’t work) including case studiesTo provide information on funding and projects/initiatives being undertaken so as to avoid duplication and foster partnerships.

    • To maximise Bond members’ reach with stakeholders such as universities and corporations.

    To foster relationships with funders of technology-related projects

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