This year’s TechCon was hosted by MIT in Boston. Over the course of the conference, members of the HESN labs convened to share findings, discuss lessons learned and forge a way forward to continue tackling challenges in international development.
ConDev had four stellar students representing the Center at this year’s TechCon Innovation Marketplace competition and poster session. Hosted by USAID’s Global Development Lab, the Innovation Marketplace is a competition showcasing the talent of students and young innovators who are using science, technology, innovation, and partnerships (STIP) to tackle global challenges.
- PhD student Apryl Williams will present on “Digital Inequality & Communication Technology in DRC.” Apryl was a ConDev intern in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last summer and now works for the Center as a Research Associate.
- ConDev Grant winner Sharing the Land uses GIS & GPS technologies to mobilize community stakeholders to address land conflict, improve urban planning and develop aAs an transparent and effective land management system in eastern DRC.
- Aggies Madison Cooper, Isabel Hegedus, Joe Hall and Ben Hall developed a vegetable washing system to be piloted on one of ConDev’s Guatemala projects this summer!
- Bush School grad Morten Wendelbo developed a model to improve resource allocation for natural disaster resilience.