Poster Presentations

UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development: What is Essential?

4-6 June 2014 | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland


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Disaster Risk Reduction

  • [DR1] Caimi Annalisa, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble (France), From Local Building Practices to Vulnerability Reduction: Building Resilience through Existing Resources, Knowledge and Know-how
  • [DR2] Hofmann Milo, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Looking for Vernacular Paraseismic Building Workmanlike Manner
  • [DR3] Rist Armin, Bern University of Applied Science (Switzerland), How to Adapt the Integral Risk Management Concept as Applied in Switzerland for an Effective Implementation in Mountainous Developing Countries
  • [DR4 / DR5 / DR6] Duyne Barenstein Jennifer, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (Switzerland), Understanding the Impact of Changes in Building Technologies in Reconstruction After Natural Disasters


  • [ER1] Dhingra Sunil, The Energy and Resources Institute (India), Decentralised Distributed Generation for Rural Electrification in India: A Case of Two-Stage Biomass Gasifier
  • [ER2] Huber Christian, Oekozentrum – Centre of Appropriate Technology and Social Ecology (Switzerland), Ecological Fruit-drying for Developing Countries
  • [ER3] Mariun Norman, Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia), Modelling of 30 Megawatts Photovoltaic Generator Power Plant for Smart Grid Integration
  • [ER4] Sharp Kendra, Oregon State University (United States), Development of Open-source Computational Tools for the Estimation of Future Water Availability in Data-Scarce Regions and Associated Micro-Hydro Power Potential


  • [HA1] Bassan Magalie, Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Switzerland), Technologies for Sanitation Development: How to Determine Appropriate Sludge Treatment Strategies in Vietnam
  • [HA2] Ganesa Pillai Magesh, VIT University (India), Development of Sustainable Sanitation Infrastructure for Processing Human Wastes and its Application as Organic Manure.
  • [HA3] Kouame Parfait Koffi, Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Switzerland), Improving the Waste Management Systems of Urban and Peri-urban areas: Material Flow Modeling of Nitrogen Impact and Environmental Sanitation Assessment in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
  • [HA4] Gallegos Angel, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain), Regeneration and Reuse of Runoff and Drainage Water in Agricultural Plots by Combined Natural Water Systems
  • [HA5] Cvetinovic Marija, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), An Engine for Bottom-up Urban Development in Action: A Case study of Savamala Civic District
  • [HA6] Cottino Valeria, Architettura senza Frontiere Piemonte onlus (Italy), Re-start from Straw

ICT for Development

  • [IC1] Haemmig Christoph, Geotest AG (Switzerland), Early Warning and Hazard Assessment of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods, Yarkant River, P.R. China
  • [IC2] Stoll Sebastian, hydrosolutions Ltd. (Switzerland), iMoMo – A Data Assimilation System for the Themi Catchment, Tanzania
  • [IC3] Rinderer Michael, University of Zurich (Switzerland), The “Boots & Trousers” Method: Qualitative Field Observations of Shallow Soil Moisture Patterns – An Extension to Dry Soils
  • [IC4] Brant Jennifer, Innovation Insights (Switzerland), Improving SME Performance by Enhancing Appropriation
  • [IC5] Tollefson Sara, D-Rev: Design Revoluation (United States), Evaluating from a Distance: Measuring Impact of Market-based Interventions
  • [IC6] Galati Adriano, Disney Research (Switzerland), Opportunistic Networking for Socio-Economic Empowerment in Developing Areas
  • [IC7] Engelhardt Jutta, The International Platform on Sport and Development (Switzerland), Communications Platforms as an Essential Technology
  • [IC8] Elkhardir Awad, King Abdul Aziz University (Saudi Arabia), Internet Use by Radiology Teachers and Students of King Abdulaziz University: An Analysis

Medical Technologies

  • [ME1] Payne Beth, University of British Columbia (Canada), PIERS (Pre-eclampsia Integrated Estimate of RiSk) on the move – development and evaluation of a mobile clinical decision aid for use in women with a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy
  • [ME2] Loerup Lise, University of Oxford (United Kingdom), The 4P Study: Prediction of Physiological Patterns in Pregnancy using mHealth Technologies
  • [ME3] Onu Charles, The Fisher Foundation for Sustainable Development in Africa (Nigeria), Harnessing Mobile Technology for the Diagnosis of Perinatal Asphyxia
  • [ME4] Rosado Luis, Fraunhofer AICOS (Portugal), Mobile-based Detection of P. falciparum Malaria Parasites in Thick Blood Smears
  • [ME5] Todd Matthew, The University of Sydney (Australia), Open Source Drug Discovery for Malaria
  • [ME6] Estuar Maria Regina Justina, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines), Stories from the Communities: Tracing User Behavior from Voices and Actions on Use of a Tablet Based Electronic Health Record and Data Visualization System for Public Health Service Delivery
  • [ME7] Klugman Noah, University of Michigan (United States), Putting the IT in QuIT Smoking
  • [ME8] Gani Matthieu, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), GlobalNeonat: An Appropriate Infant Incubator and Phototherapy Unit for Resource-Poor Settings
  • [ME9] Sahli Romain, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), GlobalDiagnostiX: Appropriate Diagnostic Imaging for Resource-Poor Settings