EPFL hosts the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development since 2007.
The UNESCO Chair operates as an international networking platform, building bridges between disciplines and sectors.
The Chair, in collaboration with partners in emerging and developing countries, creates and promotes innovative technologies aimed at poverty reduction and sustainable development.
Foster Multidisciplinary Research in Four Priority Research Fields
- Technologies for sustainable habitat and cities
- Information and communication technologies for development
- Science and technology for disaster risk reduction
- Technologies for sustainable access to energy
Train Engineers to Become Facilitators of Sustainable Development
- Master Level Course in Development Engineering in the Global South [March 2017]
- Master Level Course in Urban Habitat and Development
- Bachelor Level Course in Cooperation and Development
- MOOC: A Resilient Future – Science and Technology for DRR
- MOOC: Technology Innovation for Sustainable Development [coming soon]
Promote Capacity Building Through Knowledge Exchange at the Global Level
- The International Tech4Dev Conference organized by CODEV at EPFL
Hostettler, S., Hazboun E., & Bolay, J.C. (Eds.) (2015). Technologies for Development: What is Essential? Springer International Publishing.
Hostettler, S., Gadgil, A., & Hazboun E. (Eds.) (2015). Sustainable Access to Energy in the Global South: Essential Technologies and Implementation Approaches. Springer International Publishing.
Bolay, J.-C., Hostettler, S., & Hazboun E., (Eds.). (2014). Technologies for Sustainable Development: A Way to Reduce Poverty? Springer International Publishing.
Bolay, J.-C., Schmid, M., Tejada, G. & Hazboun, E. (Eds.) (2012). Technologies and Innovations for Development: Scientific Cooperation for a Sustainable Future. Springer International Publishing.