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High Tech Tools for Global Development

Event: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

6:30PM – 7:30PM

World Affairs Council Auditorium

312 Sutter Street, Suite 200

San Francisco, CA


Donald Steinberg

President and CEO, World Learning

The Asia Foundation Trustee

Moderated by:

Ruth Levine

Director, Global Development and Population Program, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Successful international development requires the integration of many different elements, from improving education and healthcare to addressing inequality and increasing government accountability. Each of these elements presents unique challenges and requires multifaceted solutions. Looking at the example of poverty, as President Obama said in his State of the Union address last year, eradication will come from “connecting more people to the global economy and empowering women; giving our young and brightest minds new opportunities to serve; helping communities to feed, power and educate themselves; saving the world’s children from preventable deaths; and realizing the promise of an AIDS-free generation.” In the face of such complex problems, what more can be done to address global development challenges? Modern technologies like crowd sourcing, datapaloozas and hack-a-thons may prove to be useful tools. Ambassador Steinberg, former deputy administrator at USAID, will discuss the shifting landscape and the implications of these changes for the way we approach global education and development.

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