AIDG: Designing Solutions for the Bottom of the Pyramid
Part of the Cleantech Dinner Discussion Series
Date: Tuesday, June 10th
Location: The Asgard (350 Mass Ave, Cambridge, near Central Square) http://www.classicirish.com/asgard_about.html
Cost: Free for Net Impact Boston members; $5 for non-members
Led by: Peter Haas; Founder and Executive Director, AIDG
RSVP: Space is limited, so please RSVP to Hannah at email@example.com to reserve a seat.
This month, we will take a look at another side of “cleantech.” While most people associate the term with environmentally responsible products sold in major markets, this leaves out the amazing work being done to bring sustainable solutions to the “bottom of the pyramid,” generally described as the four billion people in the world living on less than a few dollars per day.
Peter Haas is the Founder and Executive Director of the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group. AIDG is a relatively new international development organization aimed at incubating for-profit enterprises to provide affordable and environmentally sound access to energy, sanitation and clean water for populations making 2-4 dollars a day. Peter was named one of Echoing Green’s Social Entrepreneurs of the Year in 2006, and his work with AIDG has been featured in Fast Company, Salon, and NPR. Before founding AIDG he worked both in the information technology field as a consultant in network topology, RF and wireless, and on a sustainable organic farm doing infrastructure improvement work. Read AIDGâ€™s latest newsletter.
Please bring cash for dinner, and do note that weâ€™ve instituted a nominal event fee for non-members this month.