Low-Tech, High-Impact: Empowering Dinnertime

Mar 13, 2017 | 10:00pm – 11:00pm
Low-Tech, High-Impact: Empowering Dinnertime

Speakers

Alice Kramer

Wonderbag Foundation

Ladi Nylander

Getrade Ltd

In sub-Saharan Africa, 94 percent of the rural population cooks over open fire, which leads to indoor air pollution-related illnesses, including four million deaths/year globally. Innovative solutions come in many forms, not just high-tech gadgets. We’ll discuss outcomes from the Wonderbag / Pfizer pilot program in Ghana that explored the way an alternative cooking method could lead to the sharing of knowledge about healthier living. Key takeaways include learnings from public-private partnerships; creative delivery of health information to spark measurable, sustainable behavior change; and ways to apply learnings from Africa’s “last mile” villages to communities here at home.

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner