This was a lively and engaged discussion on a range of topics and geographies, from evidence based global parenting support, to poverty alleviation and financial empowerment in India and from prevention of online and technology assisted GBV and hate speech in the middle east and Switzerland to the prevention of maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria. The panelists shared their experiences in which technology positively amplified the impact of their organizations’ missions and the breakthroughs and challenges they faced in their adoption. Many common themes emerged with respect to the digital divide, the integration of real-life and offline solutions in conjunction with technology and the value of tailoring the approach according to the needs and capabilities of the organization’s intended audience. Overall, Albert Einstein’s famous quote ” It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity” was turned on its head as the panel concluded that in fact technology can and did in so many ways enhance and elevate our humanity. Tune in to the replay for more details around that.
We extend our gratitude again to our wonderful panelists and encourage you to check out their initiatives:
- Professor Lucie Cluver, Professor of Child and Family Social Work, Dept of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, Global Parenting Initiative, PARENT APP
- Sahaana Sankar, VP, Hand in Hand, India
- Deirdre Collings, Co-Founder and Executive Director, The SecDev Foundation
- Morgane Bonvallat, Founder of Stop Hate Speech (AllianceF)
- Dr. Abiodun Adereni, Founder and CEO of HelpMum App
And to our amazing moderator, Giving Women member and partner at Decisive Capital Management, Maria Mavridoglou.
You can view the full recording of the event and we encourage you also check out the chatbox from the event. It was a lively chatbox with lots of interaction and useful information and resources shared.
We look forward to welcoming many of you for our next panel conversation on 24 February which will be on the topic of Breaking Barriers – Funding Organisations for Women. Registration for this event is already open.