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  • Coming in October

    WASH in Emergencies: Lessons Learned and Way Forward

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    Date: 28 October 2014

    Time: 11:00 a.m. New York, EDT ( convert to your time )

    Speaker: Daniele Lantagne, Usen Family Career Development Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Tufts University 

    Moderator: Sean Furey, Water & Sanitation Specialist, Skat Foundation

    About this Webinar: 

    Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) are critical needs for populations affected by emergencies such as natural disasters, outbreaks, and violence.  In this Webinar, we will discuss commonly implemented emergency response interventions to treat drinking water, their successes, their failures, lessons learned, and the need for implementation of proven interventions and development of new innovations to improve the quality of water and reduce the diarrheal disease burden in emergencies.

    Join this webinar to learn about:

    • WASH roles in an emergency response context
    • Water quality tests and treatment techniques
    • Failures, best practices, and development of new WASH methods and technologies

    Presenter: 

    Daniele Lantagne

    Daniele is an Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University.  She is an environmental engineer (MIT BS 1996, MIT M.Eng. 2001, PE 2003) who received her PhD in 2011 from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  She completed her post-doctoral work at Harvard's Center for International Development.  Between her degrees she worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over the past fourteen years, she provided technical assistance and evaluation of chlorination, filtration, and combined treatment household water treatment implementations in more than 50 countries in both the development and emergency contexts. She has published over 20 papers.







    Moderator: 

    Sean FureySean Furey is a Water & Sanitation Specialist based at Skat Foundation in Switzerland. He has over 15 years’ experience in the water sector, most recently working in Tajikistan, Liberia and Uganda. His main role is working the Secretariat of the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) and is the lead on handpump technology and water source protection.








    Coming in November

    Impact Inventing: Strengthening the Ecosystem for Invention-Based Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets

    Date: 18 November 2014

    Time: 11:00 a.m. New York, EDT ( convert to your time )

    Speaker: Alexander Pan, Program Coordinator, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

    Moderator: Paul Scott, Global Development & Sustainability Specialist, ASME

    About this Webinar: 

    Taking inventions to market is hard, especially in resource constraints environments. The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) recently launched “impact inventing” a study focused on understanding what is needed to successfully take hardware based ventures to market. Alexander Pan will give an overview of the findings of this research and offer his insights on “impact inventing”.

    • What differentiates an invention-based entrepreneur from traditional entrepreneurs?
    • What support do invention-based entrepreneurs require and what resources are available?
    • What ecosystem level gaps remain and what tangible actions can be taken to fill these gaps?

    Findings are based on a series of roundtable discussions held in Brazil, India, Kenya, and South Africa, and is supplemented by both one-on-one expert interviews and surveys. Five major themes emerge for invention based enterprises - the Market Gap, the Finance Gap, the Talent Gap, the Policy Gap and the Physical Capital Gap.

    Presenter: 

    Alex Pan

    Alex Pan is a program coordinator at the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE). In this position, Alex helps to manage ANDE’s global network of regional chapters and facilitates collaboration and knowledge sharing among ANDE’s 200+ members.  He also manages ANDE’s initiatives to systemically address the talent gap for small and growing businesses and leads ANDE’s efforts to create a more supportive ecosystem for science, technology and invention based entrepreneurship in the developing world. Before joining ANDE, Alex worked for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Alex is an M.A Candidate in International Science and Technology Policy at George Washington University and earned his B.A.  from Colby College.





    Moderator: 

    Paul ScottPaul Scott is working within ASME's “Engineering for Global Development” group to establish a social innovation program focused on providing hardware led social ventures with access to the financial, human and physical capital needed for innovators to navigate their “engineering journey”. Paul is a sustainability & global development specialist with experience in strategy, public private partnerships, global supply chains (ESG) and social entrepreneurship. Paul has worked across sectors and industries, holds an MPA from Columbia University and started life as a geographer (so knows every capital city and can color maps really well)!







    Coming in December

    Simple but Intelligent Solutions for People with Health Restrictions

    Date: 10 December 2014

    Time: 11:00 a.m. New York, EDT ( convert to your time )

    Speaker: Representatives from Empowering People Network, Siemens Stiftung


Knowledge Base

Engineering for Change Webinar Series 
 Impact Inventing: Strengthening the Ecosystem for Invention-Based Entrepreneurship in Emerging MarketsThis course allows guest users to enter
 WASH in Emergencies: Lessons Learned and Way ForwardThis course allows guest users to enter
 Emerging Markets: Top ICT4D Hardware ChallengesThis course allows guest users to enterSummary
 Humanitarians in the Sky: How UAVs are Changing Disaster ResponseThis course allows guest users to enterSummary
 Off-Grid Technology Perspectives | The Case of the Solar LanternThis course allows guest users to enter
 3D Printing and Development: Impact and ChallengesThis course allows guest users to enter
 Agricultural Devices: Designing for Adoption and SuccessThis course allows guest users to enter
 Innovations in Global Maternal HealthThis course allows guest users to enter
 Advances in Household Water Treatment: Products and StandardsThis course allows guest users to enter
 Emerging Trends in the World of Social Entrepreneurship Social Enterprises: Scaling ImpactThis course allows guest users to enter
 From Technologies to Lasting Services - Identifying and Addressing Barriers to SustainabilityThis course allows guest users to enter
 Building a Successful Start-up for Global DevelopmentThis course allows guest users to enter
 Building and Running Community Cellular Networks with OpenBTSThis course allows guest users to enter
 Lighting Global's Support of Clean Energy Markets for the Rural PoorThis course allows guest users to enter
 It's all about distributionThis course allows guest users to enter
 Consultoria de Desarrollo Rural, Emprendimiento Social & Desarrollo SostenibleThis course allows guest users to enter
 Rural Development Consulting, Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainable DevelopmentThis course allows guest users to enter
 World Toilet Day: Global Branding at Zero CostThis course allows guest users to enter
 Sustainable Solutions for Emerging MarketsThis course allows guest users to enter
 Using Low-Cost Communication and Computer Technology to Improve the Quality of Healthcare in Rural NicaraguaThis course allows guest users to enter
 Careers in International DevelopmentThis course allows guest users to enter
 Implementation and Monitoring of a Large Scale Water and Energy Program in Rwanda: DelAgua Health and Development ProgramThis course allows guest users to enter
 The Art of Being a Hardware Start-UpThis course allows guest users to enter
 Development of Global Medical Devices: A Responsible Design Approach This course allows guest users to enter
 Exploring Challenges and Misconceptions in Scaling Energy Access in Developing Countries This course allows guest users to enter
 Strengthening Humanitarian Ventures through Concurrent Research InitiativesThis course allows guest users to enter
 Makeshift Communication: Designing for Scattered SignalsThis course allows guest users to enter
 Indoor Air Pollution and Smoke hoods: Lessons from NepalThis course allows guest users to enter
 Building Upon FailureThis course allows guest users to enter
 Housing for Families by FamiliesThis course allows guest users to enter
 Releasing Trapped Knowledge in the WASH SectorThis course allows guest users to enter
 Open Source Software: Opportunities for Social Innovation This course allows guest users to enter
 RevoLootionary: Designing Sexy Toilets This course allows guest users to enter
 Engineering World Health: Building technical capacity in resource-poor hospitals This course allows guest users to enter
 Designing with the Base of the Pyramid This course allows guest users to enter
 Engineering for Human Rights: Opportunities, Risks and ResponsibilitiesThis course allows guest users to enter
 Rio+20: Sustainable Energy for AllThis course allows guest users to enter
 Navigating cross-cultural differences on international development projectsThis course allows guest users to enter
 Village Energy, a Systems-Based Approach to Understanding and Addressing Rural Energy NeedsThis course allows guest users to enter
 Local Infrastructure Service Delivery in Developing Countries This course allows guest users to enter
 Leveraging ICT Business Models to Help Reduce PovertyThis course allows guest users to enter
 Product Development for the other 90%: Lessons LearnedThis course allows guest users to enter
 Fighting Against Counterfeit Drugs with SproxilThis course allows guest users to enter
 Helping Communities: Sending Educational Data via Radio Waves This course allows guest users to enter
 Leveraging the power of engineers...Engineering for ChangeThis course allows guest users to enter
 Tea bag water filterThis course allows guest users to enter
 Internet Access in Rural AfricaThis course allows guest users to enter
 Sustainable Electrification Solutions for Developing CountriesThis course allows guest users to enter
 Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the Tech Community in NairobiThis course allows guest users to enter
 Mobile Web Technologies for the Developing WorldThis course allows guest users to enter

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