5th International Conference on Technologies for Development (Tech4Dev 2018) : Voices of the Global South

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5th International Conference on Technologies for Development (Tech4Dev 2018) : Voices of the Global South

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The UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development hosted by the Cooperation & Development Center (CODEV) at  EPFL is pleased to invite researchers, students, practitioners, industry or anyone interested in critical issues in Technologies for Development to submit Sessions, Events or Papers (Extended Abstracts) for the 5th International Conference on Technologies for Development (Tech4Dev 2018) : Voices of the Global South.

Tech4Dev 2018 puts the challenges and the potential of the Global South in the center of discussions reflected by its title Voices of the Global South. Indeed, even though the Sustainable Development Goals apply globally, the needs in terms of access to health and financial services, functioning education systems and sustainable urban and natural ecosystems are undeniably more significant in the Global South. In this perspective it is crucial to listen to and support stakeholders from the regions who are facing these challenges.

​The conference is particularly interested in proposals with creative formats and innovative approaches to generating discussion. Submissions should emphasize the value of technological innovation while also acknowledging the limits of technology in generating inclusive social and economic development.

The 5th International Conference of the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development gives you an opportunity to:

  • Present your research at a unique multidisciplinary Conference focused on innovative technology for social impact in the Global South.
  • Network across disciplines and fields of technology, to promote the development, deployment, adaptation, and scaling of new solutions for the Global South.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with diverse stakeholders – academics, students, engineers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, practitioners, and social scientists- interested in technological innovation in the Global South.
  • Participate at the fabulous social event of the conference that will take place in the Lavaux Vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

​Interested? 

Proposals for Sessions and Events, as well as submission of Papers (Extended Abstracts) should be submitted online by using the prescribed template: Call_Tech4Dev2018R

 no later than 30 September 2017.

MORE INFORMATION: visit the conference website.​

WHO?

The UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development​

WHAT?

Call for Sessions and Events, as well as of Papers in the framework of the 5th International Conference on Technologies for Development (Tech4Dev 2018) : Voices of the Global South

WHERE?

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
​SwissTech Convention Centre
Lausanne, Switzerland

WHEN?

The conference will take place from the 27th till 29th of June 2018 but the proposals for Sessions and Events or Papers have to be submitted online until the 30th of September 2017

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