What Would a USAID Grand Challenge Look Like?

US Government agencies have issued a number of Grand Challenges to spur science, technology, and innovation. There is even Challenge.gov to solicit new challenges and solutions from the public. USAID is also looking at Grand Challenges, and had a recent conference to discuss them: Transforming Development through Science, Technology and Innovation.
Grand Challenge
As part of this overall initiative, Ticora V. Jones, Ph.D., an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the USAID Office of Science & Technology will be leading us in a discussion on USAID’s renewed focus on science and technology in development and how a USAID Grand Challenge might bring greater impact to our work.

Please join her and your Technology Salon peers to share insights on the largest solvable problems in development and the role of science and technology in addressing them.

USAID Grand Challenges
December DC Technology Salon
Thursday, Dec 2, 8:30-10am
UN Foundation Conference Room
1800 Mass Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036 (map)

We’ll have hot coffee and Krispe Kreme donuts for a morning rush, but seating is limited and the UN Foundation is in a secure building. So the first fifteen (15) to RSVP will be confirmed attendance and then there will be a waitlist.

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