Technology for the Benefit of Humanity
IEEE

Helpful Websites

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The International Development Design Summit – a hands-on workshop started by MIT D-Lab (Amy Smith’s folks) aiming at developing people and technologies that improve the quality of life of people living in poverty.

Engineering for Change provides a forum to connect, collaborate, solve challenges and share knowledge among a growing community of engineers, technologists, social scientists, NGOs, local governments and community advocates, who are dedicated to improving the quality of life all over the world.

VillageReach

Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability (Stanford University)

Woods Institute for the Environment (Stanford University)

Center for Science, Technology, and Society (Santa Clara University)

Hastily Formed Networks (Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief)

Global Washington

List of Geospatial Humanitarian Data Repositories  is designed to point to free downloadable primary geographic datasets useful in humanitarian response – it includes some cross over into environmental data, but is designed for the humanitarian sector. 

Appropedia is a database for collaborative solutions in sustainability, appropriate technology and poverty reduction.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.