We would like to thank everyone who came out to attend the Symposium on April 4th. We had over 200 attendees from Duke and beyond join us to learn about the amazing work of our innovators and how they’re advancing the field of global health.
We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2016!
Welcome to the 2015 Duke Symposium for Scaling Innovations in Global Health. This year’s Symposium will be held March 20th, 3:00-5:45PM at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Join SEAD for an exciting and inspiring dialogue at the 2015 Duke Symposium on Scaling Innovations in Global Health on Friday, March 20th, from 3:00-5:45pm at the Fuqua School of Business. The Symposium will highlight important lessons and insights from 25 remarkable global health social entrepreneurs who are transforming health care in India, East Africa, and beyond. From technology to health services, these entrepreneurs will inspire us through a keynote presentation, panel discussions, and a structured networking session, reflecting upon their work through these social ventures:
|Afya Research Africa||Arogya Finance||ayzh||Bodhi Health Education||Changamka Microhealth||ClickMedix|
|Forus||Jacaranda||LifeNet International||MicroClinic Technologies||Naya Jeevan||Noora Health|
|North Star Alliance||Operation ASHA||Penda Health||Riders for Health||Safe Water and AIDS Project||salaUno|
|Sevamob||Sproxil||SughaVazhvu Healthcare||Swasth India Services Pvt Ltd||Vaatsalya||We Care Solar|
Learn more about our innovators here
SEAD Case Competition
Also during the Symposium we will be kicking off this year’s SEAD case competition! The SEAD Case Competition offers a unique opportunity for Duke graduate and undergraduate students to work together in teams to tackle real-time challenges facing an innovative health care initiative in the developing world.
Student teams will work through a real-life case scenario and develop concise, strategic recommendations for a client organization; the case will require an interdisciplinary approach that may involve issues related to policy, marketing, behavior change, and business. Teams have approximately three days to work on the case study and compete against other teams by submitting their recommendations to a panel of judges.
This year’s keynote address will feature Ann Mei Chang, Executive Director of USAID’s U.S. Global Development Lab.Prior to USAID, she was the Chief Innovation Officer at Mercy Corps, where she built highly scalable social ventures and leveraged mobile/internet to improve the lives of the poor. Previously, she served as the Senior Advisor for Women and Technology in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State. At State she developed partnerships, influenced policy, and became a public voice on bridging the gender gap in access to mobile phones and the Internet, leveraging technology in improving the lives of women and girls in developing countries, and increasing the representation of women in the technology sector. She worked with USAID to conceive and launch the Alliance for Affordable Internet, a public-private partnership which aims to expand Internet access to the next billion through regulatory and policy reform.
Friday, March 20th The Fuqua School of Business
3:00PM Welcome and Introduction
3:20PM Keynote and Q&A
4:10PM Panel: <span “font-size:10.5pt;font-family:”calibri”,”sans-serif”;=”” mso-fareast-font-family:”ms=”” mincho”;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast;=”” mso-bidi-font-family:”times=”” roman”;color:black;mso-ansi-language:en-us;=”” mso-fareast-language:ja;mso-bidi-language:ar-sa”=””>Skills, Attributes, & Experiences of Successful Social Entrepreneurs
Panel: Lessons and Learning on the Road to Scale
5:00PM Networking and Reception