The 5th International Conference on Technologies for Development (Tech4Dev 2018) was held from 27-29 June 2018 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. The event was organized by the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development hosted by the Cooperation & Development Center (CODEV) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
The Tech4Dev Conference is the biennial flagship event of the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development. The Conference focused on the potential of technology solutions to advance inclusive social and economic development in the Global South.Tech4Dev 2018 put 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.
For further information about the conference please access: https://cooperation.epfl.ch/2018Tech4Dev_1