DevTech: Innovative Solutions for Poverty Alleviation
There is broad agreement that ending extreme poverty will require creative, innovative solutions and new partnerships. Key questions include: How can donors facilitate fruitful collaboration with entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists? What are the opportunities and challenges facing those who are trying to bring low cost, high-impact technologies to scale?
Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the US
Ulf Källstig, Chief of Staff, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Tony Pipa, International Policy Adviser to the Administrator and Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning and Learning, USAID
Kofi Taha, Associate Director MIT D -Lab
Dave Ferguson, Director, Center for Innovation, U.S Global Development Lab, USAID
Kalsoom Lakhani, Founder & CEO Invest2Innovate
Evan Burfield, Co-Founder, 1776
Cycle Technologies Inc
Embassy of Sweden
April 9, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
2900 K Street, NW (Georgetown waterfront)
This seminar explores how the development donor community can partner with technologists and innovators in supplying the very poor with scalable solutions for clean drinking water, electricity, health care, education and other necessities. Representatives from startups will demonstrate promising innovations, followed by a discussion with donors, development experts, researchers and business representatives.
A reception will follow the seminar.
In collaboration with: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, USAID, MIT D-Lab, iStrategyLabs and DC Tech Meetup.