Saturday, 24 November 2012

Technology Is Useless If It Doesn't Address A Human Need | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

Technology Is Useless If It Doesn't Address A Human Need | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation:

"When our Women Barefoot Solar Engineers return to their isolated rural villages in the poorest countries, finish setting up their workshops and solar electrifying their communities, then what? How do we build capacity once their training time with us is over? How do we allow them to keep communicating and reinforcing the strong bonds built during their courses?

These are just a few of the questions we needed a solution to. We found the answer in the Skoll Foundation and Sundance workshop, Stories of Change Lab, earlier this year. We were asked to craft a solution to a “pain point” in our organization, Barefoot College, which among other programming, trains women to become solar engineers. It was an uncomfortable process."


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