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Frontier Technologies Hub
Working with the UK Dept. for International Development to apply frontier technologies to the biggest challenges in development.
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The Frontier Technologies Hub works with UKAid at the intersection of technology, innovation and international development. It consists of two programmes: Frontier Tech Livestreaming and Frontier Tech Futures. Livestreaming, currently operating 22 pilots in 12 countries, enables DfID people to apply cutting edge tech to solve their development goals. Futures is an immersive week that enables DfID departments or country offices to be at the technological forefront of development.

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Lea Simpson
Founder of Brink, Team Leader of the Frontier Technologies Hub. Tech optimist and lifelong nerd.
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Innovate DFID
Thinking and action on Digital, Innovation and Behavioural Insights in development. We are EPIC @InnovateDFID.
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Ben Walker
Digital communications for global development. Tell me if you think I am getting better on the drums.
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Asad Rahman
Applying tech and innovation to international development with UKAid. Follow us here: https://medium.com/frontier-technology-livestreaming
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James Wilkinson
Working at Brink as part of DFID’s Frontier Technology Livestreaming Programme. Pragmatic about tech, fascinated by behaviours.
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Francisco Riera
International Development & Tech Innovation 🚀⭐️
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Abigail Freeman
Founder of Brink. Organisational psychologist and behaviour designer writing about the future of work -the mindsets and culture we need for innovation to thrive
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Unfold Stories
We’re a creative content agency. We specialise in storytelling for international and social issues. We help people tell the story of their work for good.
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Writers
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Bojan Božović
Promoting innovation and private sector growth in international development; Project Manager of Frontier Technology Livestreaming. Views are my own.
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Ben Britton
International Lead for Programmes. Working at Field Ready.
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Terri Freemantle
Senior Earth Observation Specialist
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Leon Kronqvist
I am working with DFID and FTL to design a pilot for the use of Blockchain for Humanitarian Supply Chains.
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Junu Thapa
Born to Win
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Antony Herrmann
UK Department for International Development
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Nereyda Ah-Hoy
Digital Learning Manager - Mesh for Schools - Maputo-Mozambique
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Suzana Moreira
Should chaos lead to innovation?
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Josh Whale
CEO of Ampersand, developing affordable electric motorbikes for bodabodas in Africa
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Abigail Freeman
Founder of Brink. Organisational psychologist and behaviour designer writing about the future of work -the mindsets and culture we need for innovation to thrive
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James Goulding
James is deputy director of N/LAB at the University of Nottingham, a centre of excellence for International Analytics, and a consultant at DECS.
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Zac Clancy
Disasters, technology, and adventure in between.
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Rajiv Sinha
Professor in Earth Sciences at IIT Kanpur, India. Works on rivers and uses remote sensing and GIS techniques including drones for terrain evaluation projects.
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Philip Mann
Senior Energy Adviser, DFID, London
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Nigel Breyley
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Expert, with international BVLoS experience, specialising in regulatory approvals and pilot training.
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Daniel Ronen
Co-founder of UAVAid Ltd. a UK based developer of multi-purpose drones for humanitarian and development applications.
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Ashish Srivastava
CXO @vidrona, @UniofOxford, @OxfordMBA alumni, sports freak, love books, dogs, music and to rant.
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Steve Beel
Passionate about using technology and innovation to deliver economic development and open up new opportunities and relationships @stevebeel
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VillageReach
VillageReach works with governments to solve health care delivery challenges in low-resource communities.
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Nereyda Ah-Hoy
Digital Learning Manager - Mesh for Schools - Maputo-Mozambique
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Mike Rosenberg
Founder and MD of APS (Africa Power Storage). Passionate about affordable off grid energy access and my two children. Commute between Hampshire & Nigeria.
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Nuno Santos
Many things.
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Wyson Lungu
CEO — Onyx Connect Zambia. An accomplished entrepreneaur and SME’s leader, offering an unmatched history of successful business leadership that change lives!
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Jonatan Bergquist
Blockchain Architect @raay, @datarella working on a humanitarian supply chain project with @frontiertechnologylivestreaming!
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Nicholas Chrysochou
I work for PA Consulting and have been involved on the DFID and FTL pilot for using Blockchain for Humanitarian Aid ditribution.
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Alex Jones
Head of Emerging Futures and Technology @DFID_UK. Blogging on #tech, #innovation, #digital, and all things transformational.
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Simon B Johnson
Hetco Design, British Red Cross and Centre for Humanitarian Data | Human Centred Design + HXL + Data + Humanitarian Response
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Powerhive, Inc
Creating a future where everyone has access to clean energy and the opportunities that come with it
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Kira Nezu
Co-Founder & CPO of Datarella and RAAY Real Estate. Founding member of European Blockchain Association and Blockchain Arbitration Forum .
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Paul Currion
I live in the city because I got tired of living up the mountain.
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Jspiegel
I am a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia where I co-direct the Global Health Research Program.