human centered design

The 2011 Sustainable Disaster Relief Housing Conference is happening TODAY in Ottawa, Ontario Canada

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The 2011 Sustainable Disaster Relief Housing Conference will bring experts in the field from around the world during a day and a half of presentations and an exhibition showcase to discuss swift and durable construction solutions in support of disaster … Continue reading

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Today is both World Development Information Day AND United Nations Day

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From UN.org “The General Assembly in 1972 instituted World Development Information Day to draw the attention of world public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.The Assembly decided that the date for the … Continue reading

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6-month heads up! The Global Health & Innovation Conference is April 21 & 22 2012

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We’re telling you six months in advance, so mark your calendars (get a lower registration rate if you register by October 31st)! Held April 21 & 22 at Yale University, New Haven Connecticut, the Global Health & Innovation Conference is … Continue reading

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Today is the International day for the Eradication of Poverty

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According to World Bank, 1.37 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day, and 2.56 billion live on less than $2 a day. Moreover, 5.05 billion people (more than 80 percent of the world’s population) live on less than … Continue reading

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Celebrate International Day of Rural Women with Invent for Humanity, Kopernik & Q Drum

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The International Day of Rural Women creates awareness of the importance of women in rural communities where they are often the sole gathers of food and water and the challenges that they face in these responsibilities. Invent for Humanity is … Continue reading

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October 13th is the International Day for Disaster Reduction

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The UN has declared October 13th as the International Day for Disaster Reduction. The goal of this day is to raise awareness and commitment for sustainable development practices that will increase safety and wellness of citizens and reduce the risk of … Continue reading

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Terminology Tuesday- Appropriate Technology

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As we get closer to the big event in January, we realize that some of our partners and friends may not be familiar with some of the terminology used in discussing Invent for Humanity and intellectual property issues. Introducing Terminology Tuesday … Continue reading

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Switching on to solar – goodbye kerosene

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This morning I received WIPO Magazine via email and one of the featured stories immediately struck me as interesting – “Switching on to solar – goodbye kerosene“. WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization) recently held a Conference on Innovation and … Continue reading

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Maternal and Child Health Technologies, AYZH and Embrace Global, Compete for the INDEX Design to Improve Life Award

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Every year, an estimated 358,000 mothers die from complications during child birth and 8.1 million children die before their fifth birthday. The vast majority of these maternal and child deaths occur in the world’s poorest countries (ONE). If women had … Continue reading

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Interview with Tyler Valiquette, Co-founder & COO of Catapult Design

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As a non-profit design firm, Catapult Design is a global leader devoted to moving beyond definitions and discussions and towards “human-centered” designs to address real development needs. There are nearly 2 billion people around the world that face the fundamental … Continue reading

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