Advocating for innovations that support partnerships for sustainable development
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Mon, 2018-06-18 17:36

Dr. Samuel Owuor of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies was among the international guests invited to participate in a symposium and Devlab on “Innovate: New Approaches to Canadian International Cooperation” held at Simon Fraser University, Canada (6th and 7th June 2018). The two-day symposium and DevLab brought together academics, entrepreneurs, NGOs, funders, social innovators and technology experts to incubate new ideas to address issues of local and global concern. In addition, the symposium and DevLab explored how social innovation and new technologies can enhance the delivery of Canadian aid, transform global development and fuel further innovation in support of partnerships for sustainable development (SDG 17).

The symposium and DevLab featured the following themes: (1) collaborations and partnerships across sectors; (2) engaging the private sector; (3) big data and innovation technology; and (4) project delivery. Dr. Owuor shared his Kenyan experience during the panel discussion on “Technological Innovation: Impact Stories”. Other panelists were: Katherine Reilly, Associate Professor, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University; Janet Longmore, Founder and CEO, Digital Opportunity Trust; and Judith Kasiama, Coordinator, Anhart Global Village Society. This panel was moderated by Cherie Enns, Associate Professor, Geography and Environment, University of Fraser Valley.

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