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    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

    About this webinar:

    Millions of people in developing countries face urgent needs in basic supply that can be met successfully through appropriate technological solutions. These solutions not only provide the chance to level out acute deficits, but also offer vast opportunities to engage in independent economic businesses activities and income generation.  

    The Empowering People Network  – Technologies for Basic Needs aims to make promising solutions accessible and to further their implementation. The Network’s Solution Database showcases technological solutions in the main supply categories such as water, energy, food, waste management, ICT and Health.

    This E4C webinar will introduce the Network’s approach to appropriate solutions and provide expert insight on two outstanding project examples from the network that effectively help people who live with health restrictions and are thus debarred from social and economic integration and participation.

    Join us at the E4C webinar to:

    • Learn about the Empowering People Network and their approach to creating appropriate and accessible technological solutions
    • Gain insight on the functionality, implementation, and social impact of the Network’s projects through two example project – OneDollarGlasses and Leveraged Freedom Chair
    • Understand the entrepreneurial potential of appropriate solutions as well as perspectives and challenges in pursuing them

    Presenters:

    Matilde Iweins photoMathilde Iweins joined OneDollarGlasses (ODG) wanting to make a real difference in the field through this simple, efficient and life changing project. She is using her 10 years of in international development and resource mobilization experience to expand ODG partners network. Mathilde is an agronomist specialized in natural resources management. She has 9 years of professional experience in natural resources management linked to sustainable agriculture, poverty alleviation and food security. She worked for NGOs, bi- and multilateral agencies and the private sector, coordinating the design, the implementation and the monitoring & evaluation of field projects linking sustainable natural resources management and long term rural development. She has been extensively exposed to field work on 4 continents, including various long-term stays overseas in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Over the last 3 years, Mathilde has been working with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on evaluating the environmental impact of food wastage and promoting ecosystem services. 






     
    Tish Scolnik photoTish Scolnik is the CEO and co-founder of GRIT, a social enterprise that created the Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC), an all-terrain wheelchair for riders in developing countries. GRIT has recently launched a new version of the Freedom Chair in the US market. She graduated from MIT in 2010 with an SB in mechanical engineering and a minor in applied international studies. At MIT she became hooked on using her engineering skills for public service and she put these skills to use in East Africa, Haiti and India as the LFC was developed and tested. Tish has previously worked at the World Bank and the US Department of Health and Human Services. 










    Caroline Weimann photoCaroline Weimann has been working in the area of Basic Needs and Social Entrepreneurship at the Siemens Stiftung since April 2012. She was a member of the first “empowering people. Award” team and is currently in charge of project development in the area of Social Ventures in Africa and Latin America. Her particular focus lies on water, health and hygiene topics in East Africa. Before joining Siemens Stiftung, Caroline already worked on health and development issues at the European Commission in Brussels. She studied Modern Languages at the University of Oxford and holds an MA in International Law, Economics and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.





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 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
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 Consultoria de Desarrollo Rural, Emprendimiento Social & Desarrollo SostenibleThis course allows guest users to enter
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 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
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 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
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 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
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