Live Twits from the Harvard IDC Conference

Here is a breakdown on Pete’s talk (Workshop 1: Social Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries) at the Harvard International Development Conference, as I liveblogged it on Twitter. It feels a little bit like telegraph.

Ran into Ben Salinas from engineering student from Olin College. Looking out for Stephen Lee from Brandeis. 09:09 AM

Pete starts his talk off with this: http://tinyurl.com/jpq (dif in spread of grid globally) 09:14 AM

He moves on 2 talk about the differences in human development (UNDP’s HDI Report: http://tinyurl.com/dazj5) 09:17 AM

Impact of increased infrastructure development on health U.S: http://tinyurl.com/ys87t3 09:19 AM

He talks about the diff in the ease of starting a formal sector biz in various countries: http://tinyurl.com/28d8nm

Talks about the importance of operating in the formal sector if you are trying to have an impact on a large scale in developing countries 09:22 AM

Talks about new trends in NGOs, private entreprise, dev agencies & BOP consumers working 2gether to achieve econ/social transformation 09:24 AM

Co-creation & participatory development –> idea generation, concept evaluation, Detail design, fabrication, testing and evaluation 09:25 AM

BOP entrepreneurs examples: Vacutug-UN http://tinyurl.com/ysvv7a 09:27 AM

Vacutug: “a small scale enterprise that UN-Habitat has been developing in Nairobi, Kenya. It is… a latrine emptying service.” 09:28 AM

Ooh the new human development report: http://hdr.undp.org/hdr2006/ (Thanx Luca) 09:29 AM

BOP example 2: Motorola, large company targeting bottom of pyramid market. Talks about motophone (and how it looks like the razr) 09:30 AM

Motorola got cash from african telcoms to develop a small durable phone for the african market. Used the idea to dev the Razor (sweet) 09:32 AM

talks about how cell phone tech is changing the marketplace in developing countries. 4 more info: http://rru.worldbank.org/th… 09:34 AM

Next example: SKS India http://www.sksindia.com/ 09:34 AM

Here is a breakdown on Pete’s talk (Workshop 1: Social Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries) at the Harvard International Development Conference, as I liveblogged it on Twitter. It feels a little bit like telegraph.

Ran into Ben Salinas from engineering student from Olin College. Looking out for Stephen Lee from Brandeis. 09:09 AM

Pete starts his talk off with this: http://tinyurl.com/jpq (dif in spread of grid globally) 09:14 AM

He moves on 2 talk about the differences in human development (UNDP’s HDI Report: http://tinyurl.com/dazj5) 09:17 AM

Impact of increased infrastructure development on health U.S: http://tinyurl.com/ys87t3 09:19 AM

He talks about the diff in the ease of starting a formal sector biz in various countries: http://tinyurl.com/28d8nm

Talks about the importance of operating in the formal sector if you are trying to have an impact on a large scale in developing countries 09:22 AM

Talks about new trends in NGOs, private entreprise, dev agencies & BOP consumers working 2gether to achieve econ/social transformation 09:24 AM

Co-creation & participatory development –> idea generation, concept evaluation, Detail design, fabrication, testing and evaluation 09:25 AM

BOP entrepreneurs examples: Vacutug-UN http://tinyurl.com/ysvv7a 09:27 AM

Vacutug: “a small scale enterprise that UN-Habitat has been developing in Nairobi, Kenya. It is… a latrine emptying service.” 09:28 AM

Ooh the new human development report: http://hdr.undp.org/hdr2006/ (Thanx Luca) 09:29 AM

BOP example 2: Motorola, large company targeting bottom of pyramid market. Talks about motophone (and how it looks like the razr) 09:30 AM

Motorola got cash from african telcoms to develop a small durable phone for the african market. Used the idea to dev the Razor (sweet) 09:32 AM

talks about how cell phone tech is changing the marketplace in developing countries. 4 more info: http://rru.worldbank.org/th… 09:34 AM

Next example: SKS India http://www.sksindia.com/ 09:34 AM

Talks about sks using a high tech solution: http://tinyurl.com/2dkjnv

The sensible use of technology (palm pilots to track microloans) allowed sks to scale rather rapidly. Paper tracking is very inefficient. 09:38 AM

They could move from non-profit to for-profit and have been able to reach ALOT of people (http://www.sksindia.com/tec…) 09:39 AM

Next BOP example: Full belly project. Here Pete talks about standardization of their peanut sheller, invented by Jock Brandis. 09:40 AM

Full belly’s site: http://www.fullbellyproject.

Cooperative selling peanut sheller partners with cement manfucturer in indonesia. Cement is subsidized by biz because they collect peanut 09:41 AM

… shells to use as a sort for generating biofuel 09:42 AM

Next example: Light up the world foundation. LUTW provide white LED lights. It’s the product that an engineer could love (but not very purty 09:43 AM
Light up the world’s site: http://www.lutw.org/

Cosmos ignite: now their product is sexy. http://www.cosmosignite.com/

Next example: Kickstart (formerly approtech). Shows off moneymaker pump. Met martin fisher last yr. awesome: http://www.kickstart.org/

Next up: AIDG (hurray); Pete talks about biogas systems: http://www.aidg.org/biodige.

mproved stoves and cleaner burning fuel can huge positive impact on health: http://tinyurl.com/yteeoq

Pete finishes up with the aidg model. For more info: http://www.aidg.org/

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