Fri 11 May 2012

14:00 - 20:00

Zombie Innovations or True Development

Are some innovations born dead, or can and do innovations truly contribute to development? Can innovation deliver cost-effective, efficient results for children in development- if so how? How are innovations being utilized in the development world - and by whom? What is Finland’s role and contribution to innovation in development co-operation? What is the future of innovation in development? Or will they be “zombied” out?

Panelists (14:00 – 16:00):

- UNICEF New York Innovation section: Co-head Christopher Fabian
- UNICEF Uganda Country Office: Deputy Director May Anyabolu
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland: Aid for Trade Coordinator Pertti Ikonen
- Crisis Management Initiative: Adviser - ICT for State-building Matthias Wevelsiep
- Aalto University: Professor Fuad-Luke Alastair (Moderator)

Followed by networking 16:00-

Event is free, registration compulsory!



UNICEF Finland and Aalto University launched a pilot project in fall 2012 to support child-friendly schools in Uganda. Students of Aalto University and Makerere University collaboratively designed an innovative, cost-effective latrine design and a community-owned waste management model that will improve access to sanitation and promote hygiene for girls and boys in rural schools.

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