How can we develop natural resource (e.g. water) and supply chain maps for 2030?
Frachise local micro telcos to expand reach of voice and data services
Develop a worldwide standard for SMS for emergency/natural disastwer use
How might we use Science Technology & Innovation to better manage and coordinate responses to humanitarian crises and conflicts?
How might we use open source software to achieve development goals?
I suggest finding cheaper ways to store crops and to transport fragile crops to markets (including perhaps re-usable transport containers).
The most innovative S&T area for urban water, sanitation and electricity services in recent years has been integrated metering and commercial systems for water, sanitation and electricity utilities. This has been all the rage for private sector participation and for reformed public utilities. Getting customers into commercial databases, metering them, issuing bills and collecting bills is a key driver of making services ...more »
Ensure bacteriological, physical, and chemical water quality through local systems that are low cost, reliable, and easily maintained - While this is a last line of defense, in most of the developing world it is going to be extremely difficult if not impossible to deliver safe drinking water- there are simply too many things that can go wrong from source contamination through to contamination in distribution systems to ...more »
What water quality detection and treatment technologies are being demonstrated as scalable? How can or should USAID support scale-up of such technologies?
How can water management be improved with remote sensing and cell phone data capture?
How might we better identify links and co-benefits across the key sectors so that we can develop more strategic and sustainable integrated programs?
How might we develop and scale up mobile solutions for health more quickly and sustainably?