Event - Fostering STI Ecosystems for Impact: Enabling Technologies Advancing Human Infrastructure

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Title
Fostering STI Ecosystems for Impact: Enabling Technologies Advancing Human Infrastructure
Organizer
engineering FOR CHANGE
Type
Online Seminars
Focus
  • Climate Change
  • Other
Language
English
Start
2021/05/03 09:30 EST
End
2021/05/03 10:30 EST
Country
Worldwide
Venue
Online
URL
Description
Many of the world’s greatest challenges—poverty and hunger, clean water, climate change, among many others—can be powerfully addressed by engineering and technology. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), present tremendous opportunities for radical leaps forward, allowing humans everywhere to thrive and lead healthier and safer lives. New means of communication and data gathering in real time has been empowering community health workers, improving the curriculum in isolated schools, and enabling quicker responses to global health crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. As Jeffrey Sachs writes in the Earth Institute’s report How Information and Communications Technology can Accelerate Action on the Sustainable Development Goals, “ICT has immense potential to speed up and scale—or increase the rate of diffusion of—a very wide range of cutting-edge technologies, applications and platforms across the economy, helping low-income countries to leapfrog to achieve key development milestones while contributing to a growth economy.”