Technology and Innovation in Global Development
As the 2015 ‘deadline’ for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, it is clear that we have made great strides towards accomplishing some of the goals, while others have seen little to no change. The focus of this year’s Challenge is to identify the use of technology and innovative development practices that have led to our current successes, as well as those emerging, which will aid us in tackling the issues that still remain. We also ask the question: Are technology and innovation always positive forces in development?
This theme allows for students to choose from a very wide range of global development issues for the formal presentation topic, while being relevant to each of those issues. As usual, we will highlight the Millennium Development Goals as a great starting point for education about global development.