High-tech good for the most in-need

By Molly Anders 25 January 2016

What do extreme "winterized" tents and virtual reality have in common? Innovation specialists at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies demonstrate how these and other technologies can do the most good.

Whether it’s open conflict, harsh weather or preparing for demonstrations, the innovations exhibited on the sidelines of the 32nd Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva, Switzerland, explore the potential for technology to support global development and humanitarian aid in the most extreme conditions.

Shaun Hazeldine, Cecilia Braedt, Christian Rouffaer and Tarun Sarwal specialize in innovation at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. In this video they showcase some of the most exciting technologies currently supporting aid efforts and answer the question, “Where does innovation do the most good?”

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Molly Andersmollyanders_dev

Molly is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in London, she covers U.K. foreign aid and trends in international development. She draws on her experience covering aid legislation and the USAID implementer community in Washington, D.C., as well as her time as a Fulbright Fellow and development practitioner in the Middle East to develop stories with insider analysis.


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