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  • Haitians are the poorest people in the Western Hemisphere
  • Access to clean, fresh water is a main concern in Haiti, where waterborne illnesses, such as typhoid, cholera, and chronic diarrhea, are the cause of more than half of the deaths in the country every year. Contaminated water is also one of the leading causes of childhood illness and the very high infant death rate in Haiti (57 for every 1000 births)
  • 2.3 million people became homeless. 750,000 women and girls of childbearing age
  • Total damages and losses caused by the January 12 earthquake were estimated at US $7.8 billion (US $4.3 billion in physical damage and US $3.5 in economic losses.)
  • Immediately following the disaster, two teams oftelecommunications and technology experts from Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) deployed to Haiti with support from the UN Foundation & Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership.Most of us can’t imagine a day without our phone, mobile network, Internet, or television. But imagine what that would be like in an emergency. How would you cope if you were left completely disconnected during one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters?
  • Many notable landmark buildings were significantly damaged or destroyed, including the Presidential Palace, the National Assembly building, the Port-au-Prince Cathedral, and the main jail.
  • Among those killed were Archbishop of Port-au-Prince Joseph Serge Miot, and opposition leader Micha Gaillard. The headquarters of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), located in the capital, collapsed, killing many, including the Mission's Chief, Hédi Annabi
  • Reports of trapped people and medical emergencies collected by text were plotted on an online map then used by relief workers
  • Using handheld GPS devices, they created up-to-date maps to help guide humanitarian groups and the public trying to navigate affected areas.
  • Students at The Fletcher School in Boston tracking any available sources of information coming from the earthquake hit Haiti and submitting them to crowdsourcing sites in Haiti.When the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck on January 12th, 2010, the Google Map of downtown Port-au-Prince was simply too incomplete to be used for humanitarian response. Within days, however, several hundred volunteers from the OpenStreetMap (OSM) community used satellite imagery to trace roads, shelters and other important features to create the most detailed map of Haiti ever made.
  • Transformation of Pétionville was documented thoroughly on Google Maps, which uses satellite imagery provided by GeoEyeOne month later and the same tool was used after the earthquake in Chile that killed more than 500 people, and in the first 12 hours the web-based app had seen 1m page views. After one day, 77,000 records were posted and 64% of those had supplemental notes about sightings or advice posted by other members of the public.It often takes a disaster to make major technical strides,” said Eric Calais, a seismologist and senior science adviser with UNDP. Following the Haiti quake, he said, a call for stronger predictive technologies had led to a series of cutting-edge innovations.Using that technology, a seismic map of Haiti had been created jointly by UNDP, the Haitian Government, the University of Texas and other international partners, he said, and had been handed off to the Haitian authorities earlier this year. Haiti’s reconstruction effort, which had often been criticized in the months following the earthquake, Mr. Calais stressed that Haiti had the lowest human development index in the Western hemisphere — a fact that had contributed both to its lack of preparedness and to its slow recovery.

4 keynote innovation_collaboration_and_partnerships Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Innovation responsibility and partnership
  • 2. Vice and virtue are like color, sound, heat– They are not qualities, but perceptions in the mind
  • 3. Whydo we think everything that begins to exist must have a cause?
  • 4. Why do we think that specific causes have specific affects?
  • 5. The uncertainty principle
  • 6. Ironic and Unintended
  • 7. Innovative people are a pain in the neck.
  • 8. Yet without innovation we are doomed—by boredom and monotony—to decline.
  • 9. Advancements in Technology
  • 10. genetically engineered food
  • 11. Hope you are not a vegetarian
  • 12. glowing plants
  • 13. Poverty Fly
  • 14. The kissingbug
  • 15. no more babies for the beetle
  • 16. injectable heart
  • 17. smart dust Motes
  • 18. It is raining in Sahara
  • 19. 20th century
  • 20. The connected world
  • 21. Will freedoms and possibilities liberate our minds?
  • 22. peace Will technology end wars?
  • 23. social democratic systems
  • 24. Freedom of press is owning the press
  • 25. 15 years in jail For owning a computer or fax
  • 26. Sierra leone
  • 27. A world of witnesses
  • 28. Crackdown by Myanmar’s Junta on its Monks
  • 29. The Arab Spring
  • 30. Haiti
  • 31. 222,570 people died , 300,572 were injured
  • 32. 2.3m people became homeless. 750,000 were women and girls of child bearing age
  • 33. 63,000 were pregnant
  • 34. 302,000 children displaced
  • 35. US $4.3 billion physical damage + US $3.5 billion economic losses US $7.8 billion total Equivalent to 120% of Haiti’s 2009 GDP
  • 36. 60% of the government was destroyed
  • 37. Within days 2 teams of telecommunications and technology experts deployed in Haiti
  • 38. innovation
  • 39. Relief workers crowd-sourced information – and acted on it: online maps of trapped victims innovation collaboration
  • 40. Volunteers created open-source maps as guides handheld GPS devices
  • 41. Pétionville - Haiti's only golf course - transformed by makeshift tents home to an estimated 55,000 people
  • 42. Transformation of Pétionville documented through mapping technology
  • 43. ButSometimes things go wrong
  • 44. 80% of child trafficking is done on the internet
  • 45. CyberCRIME
  • 46. The watering hole
  • 47. haveor have-nots
  • 48. Homo mobilis
  • 49. Strong bonds vs. weak bonds
  • 50. Huck Finn moment
  • 51. 80% of all cell phone calls originate from inside a car
  • 52. Madrid 2004 - 191 people died
  • 53. The invention of the single combustion engine
  • 54. more cars, more congestion, more pollution, more noise people are making more money. moving to suburbs. insufficient public transport outside cities. poor quality of public transport. people’s willingness to travel longer. work hours not supported by public transport. leisure travel. prestige. Suburbanization
  • 55. England cost of time lost due to congestion = $44M cost of air pollution = $6.5B cost of noise pollution and vibration = $2.8B 7000 acres of rural land were used for roads/parking 110 scientific sites replaced by roads in a year cost of accidents, injuries, death= $21B
  • 56. England 29% of London's energy use was for road transport cost of heart disease (lack of exercise, obesity, stress) = $1.6B loss of working day from heart disease = $3.1B health cost due to emissions (asthma, etc.) = $31B
  • 57. America population of America = 313 M number of cars = 247M carbon dioxide generated by cars = 1.530 B tons vehicle emissions (VOCs, Carbon Monoxide) are 250% higher under congested conditions cost of time lost/gas due to congestion = $256 B
  • 58. America 1/3 of land in most cities is used for roads/parking number of injuries due to car accidents = 3.5 M 75% of trips to/from work were made by a single person in an automobile 50% of trips in NYC to/from work were made by a single person in an automobile heart disease is the number one disease in America cost of heart disease (lack of exercise, obesity, stress) = ??
  • 59. The world avg US Carbon footprint per person Where we should be
  • 60. 13 million hectares of the world’s forests are lost each year
  • 61. 60-70 percent of deforestation in the Amazon results from cattle ranches – Most the meat is exported to NA. This is now surging due to oil and soy prices
  • 62. As of now, 10% of the coral reefs world wide have already been destroyed. At this rate of destruction, approximately 70% will be killed in the next 40 years.
  • 63. Blind cows
  • 64. whales Committing suicide
  • 65. ewaste
  • 66. The 300 million or more computers that are discarded contain a total of more than 1.2 billion pounds of lead. About 40% of the heavy metals, including lead, mercury and cadmium, in landfills come from electronic equipment discards.. The principle pathway of concern is lead leaching from landfills and contaminating drinking water supplies
  • 67. We are dumping our e-waste from computers and electronic appliances in China, India and Africa. Most of this waste is processed in large-scale dismantling yards, where thousands of people are paid to break up the electronic equipment by hand, using a hammer and chisel.
  • 68. The good die young
  • 69. Chinese city Guiyu is the largest electronic waste site on earth, approximately 150.000 workers mostly children earn their living there by dismantling our "old" electronic gadgets.
  • 70. Mercury – found in thermostats, position sensors, relays and switches (e.g. on printed circuit boards), telecommunication and mobile phones. Methyl mercury accumulates in living organisms and travels up the food chain. Methyl mercury causes brain damage. The principle exposure pathway is through food.
  • 71. Toxic chemicals including dioxins and furans were found to be elevated in women's breast milk living near Electronic recycling plants, posing risk to breast-fed infants.
  • 72. Unless Policy”The “No
  • 73. What keeps me awake at night
  • 74. The way we use the planet today is not sustainable. To act sustainably, we need to take social, environmental and economic responsibility.
  • 75. Can science and technology improve the environment?
  • 76. Can science and technology end poverty?
  • 77. 1.2 B people live with less than $1 per day
  • 78. Less than 6% of the world population has 45% of the wealth
  • 79. The way we behave and the choices we make as consumers have far– reaching effects on other people and environments around the world.
  • 80. 50,000 people who die each day from poverty, the deaths from hunger every three or four seconds, the 2.7 billion who live on less than two dollars a day.
  • 81. The poorest 20% receive only 1.4% of total world income.
  • 82. 20% of the world’s population consume 82.7% of the total world income.
  • 83. Can science and technology reduce hunger?
  • 84. The way we behave and the choices we make as consumers have far–reaching effects on other people and environments around the world.
  • 85. risk
  • 86. Visible bugs vs. invisible bugs
  • 87. Consequences
  • 88. technology paradox
  • 89. we talk about it
  • 90. Technology is a thing and a flow Our stumbling block is that we think Technology is only a thing.
  • 91. What is the aim of science?
  • 92. Chokingoff its own vitality
  • 93. Future of broad implications
  • 94. ultimate ?
  • 95. Can we find a better way to work together to solve the world problems?
  • 96. Can we take the responsibility together?
  • 97. In three decades we have moved from the famous admonition of Margaret Thatcher – “There is no alternative!” – to the rallying cry of campaigners who shout “Another world is possible!” but hesitate to pose another sentence.
  • 98. Will we?
  • 99. Thank you