Innovation from the global south – Hosted by Dr. Almas Taj Awan

Innovation from the Global South
A Traces.Dreams Podcast hosted by Dr. Almas Taj Awan
In this podcast, we will meet innovators and changemakers from the Global South and share with your their stories, their challenges, their lessons learned, and their hopes for a better future, a more sustainable and equal one.

The podcast is hosted by Dr. Almas Taj Awan is a Scientist and Entrepreneur born in Pakistan and based in Brazil. On this Channel, she invites technological and social Innovators from the Global South to share their journey and inspire the global audience.

The Global South includes Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands, Africa, and the developing countries in Asia, including the Middle East. In these countries, the recent trend is to solve local problems for and by local users.
So be ready to travel through the world of creative people from resource-scarce regions of the world and have important insights to get inspired.
For questions, feedback, or getting featured on this channel in case you are an Innovator from Global South, feel free to comment on youtube or contact us.

In this podcast episode, Almas speaks with Dr. Sudesh Sivarasu, an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Dr. Sivarasu completed his undergraduate studies in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from Madras University in 2004. He continued for his masters in Biomedical Engineering (2006) followed by Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering from VIT University, India. Dr. Sivarasu’s research is in the field of medical device innovation and creating affordable health technologies. He heads the Medical Devices and Orthopaedic Biomechanics Research Group at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

In this podcast episode, Almas speaks with Dr. Iffat Zafar Aga, COO, and co-founder of Sehat Kahani, a telemedicine startup based in Pakistan.

“Affordable And Convenient Healthcare Access From Best Doctors In Pakistan. An all-female health provider network that provides quality healthcare to those in need, using telemedicine.”
Her startup has been part of some prominent global accelerators and has won notable awards which include SPRING Accelerator, Engro I am Change Awards, KITE-OSLO Local Competition, MIT Enterprise Forum, Seedstars Regional Event, Winner of “The best in Healthcare” at GIST (Global Innovation through Science and Technology) Tech I, Invest2 Innovate accelerator in Pakistan.

Let’s talk about providing education to out-of-school children in remote areas using technology.

Let the children learn!

In episode number 2, Almas speaks with Dr. Shahid Qamar is a Research Scientist and Social entrepreneur. Dr. Qamar is very actively involved in social and community-based projects in the USA and Pakistan. He founded Teach a Kid Make Individual Life (TAKMIL) which is an international non-profit dedicated to providing education to out-of-school children in remote communities of Pakistan. The organization has served around 2000 children in 30 communities across Pakistan through a unique disruptive educational model which integrates technology.

https://takmil.org/

In this first episode, Almas speaks with Tendekayi Katsiga, an innovator and CEO at Deaftronics, a company based in Botswana.

Tendekayi Katsiga is an electronics enthusiast who has developed the world’s first solar-powered hearing aid. He received training in North America, Africa, and Europe. He has been to all the continents in the world preaching the gospel on hearing loss awareness. His career span has attracted more than 20 national and international awards among them Builders of Africa’s Future Award in Silicon Valley USA 2020, Johnson & Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge Award 2019, South African Designers Awards (DISA), National Design for Development Award (NDDA) and Potential for Societal Impact Award in the 2015 GIST Tech-I Competition. He has been featured in the Newsweek magazine, National Geographic, BBC articles, Wired a high Tech Magazine in Japan, Daily Edventures Post, I am Youngpreneur, The Heretic, and Smart Planet.

Find out more here:
https://deaftronics.com/

Dr. Almas Taj Awan is a Scientist and Entrepreneur based in Brazil. On this Channel, she invites technological and social Innovators from the Global South to share their journey and inspire the global audience.
The Global South includes Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands, Africa, and the developing countries in Asia, including the Middle East. In these countries, the recent trend is to solve local problems for and by local users.
So be ready to travel through the world of creative people from resource-scarce regions of the world and have important insights to get inspired.
For questions, feedback, or getting featured on this channel in case you are an Innovator from Global South, please write a comment!

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