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AVPN Webinar: Accelerating Social Impact through Technology

28 September 2020

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Technological innovations have the capacity to accelerate social impact. They have the power to solve global development challenges across domains such as agriculture, healthcare, education, financial inclusion, and others. Technology has brought real-time information access, localized advice on weather, crops, and rural livelihoods to farmers in remote villages, resulting in overall qualitative development in life due to improved decision making. Similarly, the use of AI in healthcare is providing access to quality healthcare in rural geographies. It has provided healthcare workers the capacity to use technology to compensate for the lack of physicians and the availability of sophisticated medical facilities in villages, thereby improving healthcare access in rural geographies.

In this webinar, AVPN members, Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Green Foundation, shared their insights on how they are using technology to create an impact for the rural communities of India.

Key Takeaways:

  • How can technology improve small-scale agricultural systems
  • What are the challenges of scaling up technology-based interventions
  • How has AI revolutionized healthcare services in rural geographies
  • Why is it important to invest in technology to achieve the SDGs

References

A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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