Can Technology Solve Global Poverty?


Thursday, December 2, 2010, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


E51-115, Wong Auditorium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA

Kentaro Toyama, Nicholas Negroponte, Rachel Glennerster, Archon Fung

About the Seminar
The media and international-development advocates can’t stop trumpeting information and communications technology for development (ICT4D). But, drawing on his field work in India, Kentaro Toyama argues that cell phones and the Web can take us only so far. Human capacity remains the foundation of economic growth. Joining the debate are Nicholas Negroponte, and Rachel Glennerster. Archon Fung moderates.