Keynote Speakers

UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development: From Innovation to Social Impact
2-4 May 2016 | SwissTech Convention Centre | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

DAY 1 – Monday 2 May | DAY 2 – Tuesday 3 May | DAY 3 – Wednesday 4 May

Tech4Dev 2016 Program [PDF]

DAY 1 – Monday 2 May

Welcome

  • Prof. Patrick Aebischer, President, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Welcome Address
  • Dr. Flavia Schlegel, Assistant Director-General for Natural Science, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Technology Towards 2013

Keynote

  • Mr. Yves Daccord, Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 

DAY 2 – Tuesday 3 May

Keynote

  • Dr. María Fernanda Espinosa, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in Geneva; Former Minister of National Defense, The Paradox of Technology and the Human Security Challenges

Launch Journal of Development Engineering

  • Prof. Ashok Gadgil, Professor of Civil Environmental Engineering & Director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Berkeley, Launch Journal of Development Engineering

DAY 3 – Wednesday 4 May

Keynote

  • Ms. Barbara Bulc, Founder and President, Global Development – Advising the Leaders, Unlocking the Potential of Creative Collaborations for Global Impact