DAY 2 – Thursday 5 June

UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development: What is Essential?

4-6 June 2014 | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

AM – 10.30-12:30 – Thurs. 5 June 2014 – SwissTech Convention Centre

TH2-SE02-06 | TH2-SE02-07 | TH2-SE02-13-a | TH2-SE02-14 | TH3-SE03-02


PM – 14.30-16:30 – Thurs. 5 June 2014 – Lavaux Vineyards

TH1-SE01-02 | TH2-SE02-02 | TH2-SE02-03 | TH2-SE02-15 | TH3-SE03-04



TH2-SE02-06 – Room 1C – Level Garden

  • Stevens Lucy, Practical Action (United Kingdom), Towards Universal Energy Access: The Energy Market System Framework
  • Mayer-Tasch Lucius, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (Germany), Promotion of Productive Use of Energy in Developing Countries – An Overview of Existing Approaches
  • Mattarolo Lorenzo, Politecnico di Milano (Italy), An Integrated Monitoring & Evaluation Approach for the Assessment of Energy Technologies-related Projects
  • Ngounou Guy Merlin, Ecole Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique de Yaoundé (Cameroon) and Gonin Michaël, University of Lausanne (Switzerland), Holistic Approach to Sufficient, Reliable, and Efficient Electricity Supply in Hospitals of Developing Countries – Cameroon Case Study
  • Devaux Rémi, Schneider Electric (France), Energizing rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Toniniaina Arifenitra Rakotozanakajy, Assoc. Jeunes Intellectuels Promoteurs et Acteurs de Développ. (Madagascar), Hydroelectric Network: Villagers, Energy and Environmental Stakes

TH2-SE02-07 – Room 2C – Level Garden

  • Kaabi Lotfi, Tunisian Presidency (Tunisia), Dignity Corps, An Innovative Approach to Eradicate Poverty. The Tunisian Model
  • Sow Adama, Media & ICT Expert (Senegal), Media Living Lab Concept for Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Pudjiatie Chandra Rinie, Aflatoun, Child Savings International (Netherlands), The Co-Production of Aflateen Digital E-Learning Platform
  • BaOthman Fatmah, King Abdul Aziz University (Saudi Arabia), Living-Labs as E-learning Cloud Environment: Reforming GCC Educational System
  • Pamuksüzer Ersin, Basaksehir Living-Lab (Turkey), Living-Labs For Community Development and Start-Up Businesses through the Experiences of Basaksehir Living Lab, Turkey

TH2-SE02-13-a – Room 3C – Level Garden

  • Ceperley Natalie, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Lessons Learned From a North-South, International, Cross-Cultural, Inter-Institutional, and Interdisciplinary Research-Development Project Aimed to Benefit “Base of the Pyramid” Farmers with Hi-Tech Research
  • Faborode Michael & Ogunwande Gholabo, Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria), Development of a Bio-digester and Biogas stove for Rural Women Entrepreneurs
  • González Forero Ana María, FEM, Foundation For Multidimensional Education (Colombia), My Home Is a Lab. UPYA, Post-Disaster Housing Solution in Sincerín, Colombia
  • Lleras Manrique Ernesto, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), Learning Communities for Local Economic and Technological Development in Bogota
  • Pedersen Signe, Aalborg University (Denmark), Design With People – Locals as Co-Creators
  • Srinivas Sudarshan & Shrivastava Sunil, Reliance Foundation (India), Co-design is Co-Commitment to Sustainability: Marginal Farming Communities Experiences in Creating Rainwater Harvesting Technologies Jointly with Reliance Foundation
  • Ndwe Tembalethu Jama, Rhodes University (South Africa), Methodologies Utilized in the Co-design of IVR Systems in Vulnerable and Poor Communities

TH2-SE02-14 – Room 5C – Level Garden

  • Meyers David, Tufts University School of Medicine (United States), Creating a Culture of Quality Health Care in Resource Limited Clinical and Community Settings; A Necessary Prerequisite to Technological Intervention
  • Raghu Arvind, University of Oxford (United Kingdom), Lessons from the Evaluation of a Clinical Decision Support Tool for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management in Rural India
  • Quesada Jose Eugenio, Asia Pacific College (Philippines), Building an Ecosystem to Provide Sustainable eHealth Technical Capability for the Philippines
  • Springer David, University of Oxford (United Kingdom), Evaluating Open-source mHealth Solutions to Chronic Disease Management in Resource-Poor Settings
  • Katanu Jane, Medic Mobile (Kenya), Mobile Technology as a Tool for Incentivizing Community Health Workers & to Improve Utilization of Maternal and Child Health Services in Low-Income Countries
  • Bosl William, University of San Francisco (United States), Integrated Information Technology for Low-cost Community-based Pediatric Psychiatric Healthcare

TH3-SE03-02 – Room 4C – Level Garden

  • Winter Amos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States), Balancing Depth and Breadth while Experimentally Validating Medical Technologies for Developing and Emerging Markets
  • Chang Angela, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States) and Tilahun Lidet, One Laptop per Child (Ethiopia), Data Collection for Literacy Tablet Reading Project in Rural Ethiopia
  • Das Abhijit, Kandi Raj College (India), Essentials in a Technology for Development: From Field Experiences on Arsenic Mitigation Technology Deployment Strategy in India
  • Wilson Daniel, University of California, Berkeley (United States), Comparing Cookstove Usage Measured with Sensors Versus Cell Phone-Based Surveys in Darfur, Sudan
  • Thomas Evan, Portland State University (United States), Use of Electronic Sensors to Improve the Effectiveness of Environmental Health Interventions In Developing Countries

TH1-SE01-02 – Lavaux Vineyards

  • Gómez-Galvarriato Freer Margarita, Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), Essential Sustainable Water-use Technology: Learning from Mexico City’s Urban Poor
  • Meikle Amber, Practical Action (United Kingdom), Technology Justice in Urban Service Provision
  • Patil Abhay, Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering (India), Critical Study of Utilization of Silico Manganese Slag – A Non-Biodegradable Waste Material as Coarse and Fine Aggregates in Plain and Reinforced Cement Concrete
  • Nwaichi Eucharia Oluchi, University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria), Enhanced Phytoremediation of Crude Oil-Polluted Soil by Four Common Native Plants: Effect of Inorganic and Organic Fertilizer Amendments

TH2-SE02-02 – Lavaux Vineyards

  • Vasilescu Veronica, Politecnico di Torino (Italy), Share for Care. Communication Technologies and Social Inclusion for Empowerment in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Relhan Gaurav, The World Bank (United States), Municipal Information and Communications Technologies Capacity and its Impact on the Climate-Change Affected Urban Poor: The Case of Mozambique
  • Fernández Polcuch Ernesto, UNESCO Regional Office for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean (Uruguay), Mainstreaming Indigenous Knowledge Systems to Science, Technology and Innovation Policies as a Strategy to Reach the Essential
  • Garrity David, GVA Research LLC (United States), Mobile Financial Services in Disaster Relief: Modeling Sustainability

TH2-SE02-03 – Lavaux Vineyards

  • Bharadwaj Ritu, Institute for Industrial Productivity (India), Green Mini Grids: Evidence From India Experience Providing Learnings for Scale Up In Low Income Countries
  • Walwyn David R., University of Pretoria (South Africa), Local Government Impedes the Implementation of Renewable Technologies
  • Sinha Shirish, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (India), Large Scale Diffusion of Thermal Gasifier in India’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: Experience and Opportunities
  • Singhal Sudhir, Indian Institute of Petroleum (India), A Case Study of Sustainable Village Energy Security Project in India

TH2-SE02-15 – Lavaux Vineyards

  • Dotz Dara, 3DPforHealth (Haiti), A Pilot of 3D Printing of Medical Devices In Haiti
  • Syson Michael, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines), Electronic Health: Using ICT to Enhance the Directly Observed Treatment Short-course Compliance Assessment Tool of the Philippine Plan to Control TB
  • Kubicki Andrea, Michigan Technological University, Bringing Healthcare to Rural Ghana
  • Chavarriaga Ricardo, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Designing Suitable Assistive Technology for the Population with Motor Disabilities in Colombia

TH3-SE03-04 – Lavaux Vineyards

  • Mages Allison, General Electric (United States), GE Healthcare’s End-to-End Approach to Building Biomanufacturing Capacity through KUBio
  • Needham Paul, Simpa Networks (India), Financing New Business Models to Expand Energy Access in Emerging Markets: A Case Study and Recommendations for Development Finance
  • Parthasarathy Balaji, International Institute of Information Technology (India), Innovating for the Bottom of the Pyramid: Case Studies in Healthcare from India
  • Tronchon Stephane, Qualcomm (United States), How Technical Innovation Can Improve Healthcare Access and Delivery: Cases from South Africa and China