goal 9: BUILD RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE, PROMOTE INCLUSIVE & SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIALIZATION AND FOSTER INNOVATION
TEACHING GLOBAL GOAL 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
"I believe that through innovation, we can build our nation Sierra Leone" - Kelvin Doe
Frustrated by lack of a reliable electricity supply in his neighbourhood, Kelvin Doe built a generator using parts that were home made or rescued from the rubbish. The generator also powered a community radio station that he built from recycled materials. He plays music under the name DJ Focus and employs his friends as journalists and station managers. He had never been more than 10 miles from his home in Freetown until he won a national schools innovation competition and was picked last year for a trip to America, where he spoke at the Meet the Young Makers panel at the World Maker Faire in New York. Doe became the youngest ever "visiting practitioner" with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) International Development Initiative. He presented his inventions to MIT students, took part in research and lectured to engineering students at Harvard College. He has been featured on CNN and NBC News and was a speaker at TEDxTeen.
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Children's Literature resources
Creative thinking - how to get out of the box and generate ideas
A quick jump out of the box is more insightful than a lifetime of standard thinking.
Industries Of The Future
Foresight about the innovations that will shape our future, and the skills we and our children will need to be a part of it. Providing lessons from tomorrow, today.
Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs
Bored in school, failing classes, at odds with peers: This child might be an entrepreneur, says Cameron Herold. He makes the case for parenting and education that helps would-be entrepreneurs flourish -- as kids and as adults.
Sustainable Development Goals Explained: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
United Nations: Gary Fowlie, Head of the International Telecommunication Union Liaison Office to the United Nations, explains how technology and innovation connects to the pillars of sustainable development, including economic growth, social inclusion and environmental balance.
Reimagine the future: Innovation for every child | UNICEF
Innovation can come from anyone, anywhere. Fueled by creativity, connectivity and collaboration, new ways of thinking are shaping a future that can, and should, advance the rights of #EVERYchild. Watch this playlist created by UNICEF to learn more about innovation for every child around the world.
United Nations SDG9 Explained!
In order to explain what every SDG means, Run With It tells the story of a SDG every month to make clear to YOU, what the United Nations intends us to focus on. Today, we explain SDG9, Innovation, Industry and Infrastracture. Together, we can make a change.
Information and Communication Technology for Development
Information and communications technologies (ICTs) offer increased potential for advancing progress towards economic and social development objectives. Drawing on its policy research, UNCTAD monitors trends related to the “digital divide”, and advises countries on how to design and implement ICT strategies and policies to better participate in the global information economy.
NINEISMINE - Global Goal 9 - Technology for all - Vaibhav
Child Advocates of the NINEISMINE campaign present their views and passion on each of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development released by the United Nations on the 25th of September 2015. NINE IS MINE is a child-led advocacy initiative of, for and by the children of India that seeks the fulfilment of these goals.
Internet access in the developing world
This animation informs the public of the lack of access to internet for people in the developing world. Reports reveal that 57% of the world’s people do not have access to internet and are unable to take advantage of the enormous economic and social benefits the internet has to offer. ICT Connectivity is also important in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The art of innovation | Guy Kawasaki
When you think of launching a business; what words come to mind? Success? Profit? They probably do, but according to Guy Kawasaki; Innovation, Motivation and Success are the three main points a successful entrepreneur must take. With degrees from Stanford University, a MBA from UCLA, a honor doctorate from Babson College and credits of writing over 9 books, would you take advice from Kawasaki?
Sustainable Development Goal #9 | Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure | Youth4GlobalGoals
Never before in history has innovation offered so much promise to so many in such a short time. I keep reading about Elon Musk, the founder of the first private space company, who promises to take humanity to Mars in the next 20 years. 3D printing is ready to disrupt every aspect of human life: from printing cars to human organs. These are big promises, but what if only 1% of them come true? We need innovation. We need you!
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Technology for All: What is being done about access to technology all around the world?