Roughly half of world comprises four by 1 billion: girls, young women. mothers, grandmoms- HYPOTHESIS 2020s economistamerica.com needs now to celebrate freedom of young metoo lives matter. Try to stay out of the way of Men's supreme triad Donald , Vladamir, Yong. Maths at Codesmeta.com.Dad, The Economist's Norman Macrae would have been 100 in 2023 (see below Glasgow celebration MES). Da'ds first trip to USA: 1951 year secondemnt by The Economist. He met Von Neumann: they agreed greatest sccopp journalists would ever mediate - what GOOD will peoples do with 100 times more tech every decade : 1930s to 2020s. GOD measnt a lot to both men- Von Neumann had less than 6 years left to deliver good tech legacy from the Goats of maths (including Einstein, Turing); these immigramnts had aminly been forced to work on the bad of nucleasr weapons; my dad had spent his last dayas as a teen in bomber command naviagting airplanes our of Burma; as well as survival his good fortune mapsd of the old woirld's tri-contiment in his head; notably the indo pacific whose coastline three quarters of humans depended on for world trade but which particularly britain had enginee4rd to enrich the west and trap asians in poverty- still with 100 times more good tech to go round - could everyone win-win; for example webbing life critical knowhow locally multiplies value in use unlike consuming up things. HOW DID DAD FOLLOW UP Neuman's Gift. He chered on twin AI Labs facing pacific out of stanford (eg see 10th birthday celebration of place branded silicon valley) and facing atlantic out of MIT. His bio of V neuman has been published in American and japanese. He wrote over 2000 anonymous leaders for The Economist and aged 39 was permitted one signed survey a year. You can see ost of tehse at tecahforsdgs.com- what did he write about? In the 1960s countries whose peoples had worried him most -starting with the Jpanese he had bomber consider Jpana 1962 (Russia 1963, latin Am 1964 , Algeria & S SAfrica; he concluded 1960s interviwing how dismally different Nixon's economit admin had been from jfk - the least national leader to celebartae with youyth 100 times more (moon race, mapping worldwide interdependence).Ironically Neumann's computational gift was sperading a macroeconomic numbers man whose systems compounded opposite of sustainability. Rather than argue with american academai- dad rebranded his purpose as future historian and entrepreneurial revolutionary. Still the main question search through 70s and up to 83 wgat good 100 times more. Then to offere a diferent end game to orewell's big brother we co-austhored from 18=984 2025 reports- -webs we expected to be designed from 1990; opportumities and threats of milennials first quarter centiry - the first sustainability generation or the first extintion generation. Join in the final tipping points now- support UN2.0 ,educatirs on web3 and metaverse, indsutrial revolution 4, society 5.0 depending which culture you come from and whether you traingularise valuation of 8 billion beings by corpoiarte ESG , civil society emwpoermemnt or what gov2.0 does gov

Saturday, February 28, 2015

February Rome-DC Dialogues - will americas live saving professional millenials be freed to POP by 23 September

Curriculum of POP is here http://www.kimuniversity.com/  ;
  intercity millennisls dialogue mapping here

sorts of convergences millennials need-
 example 1
One day moocs (Open learning campus) and dlab and sustainability investment banking in student entrepreneurs will merge in multi-win economic models

... / where engineers without borders want to pop with medical missionaries, disaster relief and women4empowerment- how to make that obvious on handsets by 23 september
  • Pope Francis To Give A Speech To Congress In September 

    The Huffington Post
    Feb 5, 2015 - Pope Francis will deliver a speech in front of a joint session of Congress ... on Thursday that the pope would speak in Washington, D.C., on Sept.
  • 5 Things President Obama Wants To Discuss With Pope ... 

    The Huffington Post
    Mar 26, 2015 - President Barack Obama is slated to meet with Pope Francis in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 23, and Obama already has a list of topics he hopes ...
  • Pope Francis To Address United Nations On September 25 ... 

    The Huffington Post
    Mar 18, 2015 - Pope Francis Pays A Three Day Visit To Turkey. ISTANBUL, TURKEY ..... Pope Francis Likely to Visit D.C., New York City in September - US 
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    Earthquake Relief

    Our hearts go out to the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. Please consider supporting the earthquake relief efforts of Abari, a socially and environmentally committed research, design and construction firm in Nepal. One of Abari's chief architects is Nripal Adhikary, a member of International Development Innovation Network, headquartered at D-Lab.
    Miss the 2015 conference? Wish to revisit certain sessions?

    Blog Posts

    Reaching the Last Mile: Distribution Models for Energy Products
    - Saida Benhayoune

    Measuring Impact on the Path to Scale
    - Laura Budzyna

    Getting the Right Products to Scale: Technology Evaluation for Water Filters
    - Susan Murcott

    Collaborative Innovation Networks and the Challenges of Building Them - Rebecca Smith

    Making Impact Assessment Meaningful and Manageable
    - Elizabeth Hoffecker

    Bridging the Affordability Gap: Increasing Access to Products & Services through Financing
    - Benji Moncivaiz

    Stay tuned for additional conference blog posts next month!

    Conference Video

    Welcome with Joost Bonsen, Fiona Murray, Chris Shipley and Victor Grau Serrat.

    "Big Impact from a Thing: Four Questions" - Keynote speaker Kevin Starr, Mulago Foundation 

    "Innovation for the Base of the Pyramid, By the Base of the Pyramid" - Panel discussion with 
    Betty Ikalany, David Monina Sengeh, David Saleh, Amy Smith, Bhaskar Chakravorti, moderated by Kara Miller

    "Measuring Outcomes and Impacts on the Path to Scale" - Panel discussion with Kevin Starr, Kasia Stochinol, Mike McCreless, Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, moderated by Kendra Leith.

    "Collaborative Innovation Networks and the Challenges of Building Them" - Panel discussion with Winthrop Carty, Sean Hewens, Amit Mistry, moderated by Jona Repishti

    USAID Higher Education Solutions Network & Global Development Lab - Keynote speaker Ticora Jones

    D-Lab in the News

    Pictured above: The Augmented Infant Resuscitator (AIR), which was brought into the D-Lab Scale-Ups fellowship program by Kevin Cedrone. The sensor and feedback device offers doctors, nurses, trainers and trainees live feedback on their resuscitation technique to improve their skills.

    Scale-Ups Fellow Kevin Cedrone Giving newborn babies 'air' to breathe
    BBC - Apr 21, 2015

    D-Lab: How to Attract Female Engineers
    New York Times - Apr 27, 2015

    D-Lab: The Innovative OS That’ll Bring PCs to the Developing World
    Wired - Apr 17, 2015

    Scale-Ups: MIT Scaling Development Ventures: Bridging innovation and impact
    MIT News - Apr 7, 2015

    Scale-Ups Fellow Kwami Williams: Taking action in Africa
    MIT News - Apr 7, 2015
    Header Images (l-r): D-Lab's Amy Smith and members of the MIT Practical Impact Alliance in the D-Lab workshop; D-Lab: Energy student on spring break fieldwork in El Salvador; D-Lab Scale-Ups fellow Kwami William's latest product line from MoringaConnect - Minga Foods.

    From plight to promise

    The following is an excerpt from a blog post by D-Lab associate director Kofi Taha, "Reflections on on an earthquake: from plight to promise."

    I feel deeply privileged to be part of D-Lab where we collectively try to learn how to best answer the call to act, not only in moments of dramatic crisis, but also in response to the quiet crises that threaten opportunity and well being every day  for half the world's population. Through our small program  where an exciting mixture of students, staff, faculty, alumni and international collaborators from the public and private sector regularly interact with creative force  we will only touch a tiny fraction of the need we speak of when discussing "global poverty," but without a doubt, we are learning more everyday about moving from plight to promise. I invite you to explore the wide range of ways we pursue this knowledge, many of which are highlighted below. 
               - Kofi Taha, Associate Director, MIT D-Lab 

    D-Lab Academics

    Attracting female engineers - the D-Lab way

    "At the interdisciplinary D-Lab at M.I.T., which focuses on developing “technologies that improve the lives of people living in poverty,” 74 percent of over 230 enrolled students this past year were women. This makes the D-Lab one of the few engineering initiatives in the country that has a severalfold higher enrollment of women than men. . . It is not just about gender equity — it is about doing better engineering for us all." Read full New York Times article.

    D-Lab Spring Student Showcase, May 8

    What are students working on D-Lab this semester? A device to allow riders who have only one arm to propel a wheelchair, a passive heating strategy for a high-altitude school, and much more. Students from D-Lab: DesignD-Lab: EarthD-Lab: Energy, and D-Lab: Dissemination WASH-Env will be presenting projects. With community partners in Ecuador, Burkina Faso, Ghana, India, Puerto Rico, Jordan, El Salvador, Uganda, and Tanzania, student projects range across sectors including agriculture, energy, water sanitation and access, and assistive devices.  Read more!

    D-Lab Scale-Ups

    Scale-Ups Fellow Retreat

    Each year, D-Lab Scale-Ups brings together a group of past and current fellows for a retreat and to attend the MIT Scaling Development Ventures conference. Fellows from India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Zambia, Ghana, and US-based fellows came together to learn from each other and from invited guests. Workshops focused on decisions facing fellows about manufacturing and how fellows can make their ventures investment-ready. This year, fellows also got to meet with members of the MIT Practical Impact Alliance. Read more.

    D-Lab Research

    D-Lab Biomass Fuel & Stoves Group

    Traditional means of cooking pose acute and chronic health risks, introduce time burdens on women and children, contribute to unsustainable harvest of forests, and in many cases, represent a significant cost burden on base of the economic pyramid households. D-Lab is committed to addressing these issues through:
    • Applied research to evaluate existing fuel and stove technology and design improved solutions
    • Supporting a community of social entrepreneurs who are supplying clean fuels and stoves to their communities
    • Engaging in international agreements to increase the quality, availability and sustained adoption of clean cooking technology
    Learn more about the D-Lab Biomass Fuel & Cookstoves group including research areas, testing capabilities, and partners!

    Advancing lean research in international development

    Academics, researchers, practitioners, and donors from leading institutions in international development came together in April for a the second meeting organized by the D-Lab and Tufts Lean Research team, which has established principles for conducting human-centered field research. Visit the Lean Research webpage to download the Lean Research Framework and the draft working paper, and to sign the Lean Research Declaration! Read MIT News article.

    International Development Innovation Network (IDIN)

    Two IDIN teams named MIT IDEAS Global Challenge Award winners

    Two IDIN-affiliated teams—Sensen and Voca—were named winners in this year’s MIT IDEAS Global Challenge competition. This year, nearly 60 student teams competed for just 11 prizes. IDEAS, which is managed by the MIT Public Service Center, was co-founded by IDIN director and MIT D-Lab founder and co-director Amy Smith. Read more!

    A conversation with the organizers of summits in Colombia, India, and Botswana

    IDIN communications coordinator Lauren McKown sat down with the organizers of  this summers' three design summits to learn more about their plans. Read her conversation with Thabiso Blak Mashaba (left), lead organizer for IDDS D’Kar in Dekar, Botswana; Pedro Reynolds-CuĂ©llar, lead organizer for IDDS Zero Waste in Cali, Colombia; and Habib Anwar, lead organizer for IDDS Aarogyam in Chennai, India.

    Practical Impact Alliance

    Members convene, learn new skills

    On April 10, Practical Impact Alliance members from around the world dug in to case studies related to the year’s selected Working Group themes, connected with with up-and-coming entrepreneurs supported by the D-Lab Scale-Ups fellowship program, engaged with MIT student innovators through the IDEAS Global Challenge, and rolled up their sleeves for a team-building activity that doubled as an introduction to lost-foam casting, a basic manufacturing process particularly useful for prototyping. Read more!

    D-Lab Alumni

    Netia McCray, founder of Mbadika

    Netia McCray graduated from MIT in 2014 with a degree in political science. While an undergraduate, she founded Mbadika, fostering youth-driven innovation and entrepreneurship through hands-on workshops in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Netia writes that her "main motivation to participate in D-Lab was to learn how I could incorporate D-Lab's methods and knowledge in order to increase the impact of Mbadika." Read Netia's blog!