DAY 1 – Wednesday 4 June

UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development: What is Essential?

4-6 June 2014 | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

PM – 14.30-17:00 – Wed. 4 June 2014 – SwissTech Convention Centre

TH1-SE01-01 | TH2-SE02-01 | TH2-SE02-05 | TH2-SE02-11 | TH2-SE02-17 | TH3-SE03-05



TH1-SE01-01 – Room 3C – Level Garden

  • Dutta Venkatesh, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University (India), Cleanala-Wet Systems: A Low-Cost Decentralized Technology for Treating Wastewater in a Developing City
  • Etter Bastian, Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Switzerland), VUNA – Scaling Up Nutrient Recovery from Urine
  • Larsen Tove A., Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Switzerland), Sanitation Innovation for Urban Slums: The Blue Diversion Toilet
  • Olschewski André, Skat Foundation (Switzerland), The Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) – A Participatory Tool to Validate Low-Income urban WASH Technologies
  • Seck Alsane, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (Senegal), Technology Development of Unplanted Drying Beds for Resource Recovery from Faecal Sludge: Fuel Production in Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Tangka Julius, University of Dschang (Cameroon), Atmospheric and Ground Water Pollution from Sewage in Douala City Cameroon: Performance Evaluation of an Experimental Waste Water Treatment Plant Coupled with Methane Capture and Use from Septic Systems

TH2-SE02-01 – Room 4C – Level Garden

  • Xu Jianhua, Peking University (China), Risk Perception in Natural Disaster Management
  • Figueroa Raul, Carnegie Mellon University (United States), Reducing the Risk of Building Collapse Catastrophes through Technology and Policy
  • Edralin Monica, Local Emergency Assessment and Response Network (Philippines), The Local Emergency Assessment and Response Network: Capacity-Building and Collaboration for Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response
  • Hossain Md Khalid, RMIT University (Australia), Deployment of Biotechnology for Climate Change Adaptation and the Risk of Maladaptation in Bangladesh: An Agricultural Seed Industry Perspective
  • Tiwari Prakash C., Kumaon University Nainital (India), Urban Growth and Assessment of its Natural and Socio-economic Risks in High Mountain Ecosystems: A Geospatial Framework for Institutionalizing Urban Risk Management in Himalaya

TH2-SE02-05 – Room 5C – Level Garden

  • Kung Kevin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States), Techno-Economic Feasibility of Green Charcoal Production in Kenya: A Case Study
  • Gadgil Ashok, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (United States), Lessons Learned from Up-Scaling Pro-Poor solutions: Energy Efficient Light-bulbs, Drinking Water Treatment, and Cookstoves
  • Zappia Maria Teresa, BlueOrchard Finance S.A. (Switzerland), Microfinance Innovation to Foster Green Technology Development
  • Mirza Bilal, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (Pakistan), Perception and Satisfaction with Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs): The Case of Solar Villages in Pakistan
  • Zalengera Collen, Loughborough University (United Kingdom), Putting the End-user First: Towards Addressing the Contesting Values in Renewable Energy Systems Deployment for Low Income Households – A Case of Likoma Island in Malawi
  • Jain Abhishek, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), Decision Making and Planning Framework to Improve the Deployment Success of Decentralized Rural Electrification in India

TH2-SE02-11 – Room 1A – Level Garden

  • Levine Gabriella, Tisch School of the Arts (United States), Open Source Hardware Biomimetic Snake Robot as a Toolkit for Monitoring and Exploring Marine Environments
  • Arofatullah Nur Akbar, Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Open Hardware Webcam Microscope and its Impact on Citizen Science Jogja River Project
  • Prijambada Irfan Dwidya, Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Intersection of DIY (do it yourself) and DIWO (do it with others) Approaches in Sharing Microbiology Know-how to Benefit Communities
  • Ettinger Kate, University of California, San Francisco (United States), Open Issues and A Proposal for Open Data Monitoring to Assure Quality, Reliability and Safety in Health Care Devices Targeting Low and Middle Income Countries
  • Sambuli Nanjira, iHub Research (Kenya), Crowdsourcing Citizen-Generated Data for Open Science: A Case Study from the 2013 Kenya General Elections
  • Edmunds Scott, GigaScience/BGI Hong Kong Ltd. (Hong Kong), GigaScience: Open Publishing for the Big Data Era

TH2-SE02-17 – Room 1C – Level Garden

  • Velazquez Berumen Adriana, World Health Organization (Switzerland), Appropriate and Affordable Medical Devices in Low Resource Countries: A Perspective from WHO and other UN Organizations
  • Lecomte Chloé, Grenoble Institute of Technology (France), Understanding the “Non Trade-Offs” for a Better Frugal Design in Health Care Sector (India)
  • Huijs Jan, HEART Consultancy (Netherlands), An Autoclave for the Rest of Us
  • Hamner Samuel, D-Rev: Design Revolution (United States), ReMotion Knee: Scaling of an Affordable Prosthetic Knee for Developing Countries
  • Okumu Fredros, Ifakara Health Institute (Tanzania), The Ifakara Wellness Box: A Low-Cost Mosquito Control Device that also Supplies Essential Electrical Power