Analysing Technology Impact on Sustainable Development for GIZ

techDetector is an analytical platform that offers strategic insights into the impact of emerging technologies on sustainable development.

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techDetector
techDetector offers a strategic and analytical assessment of emerging technologies and their potential relevance for sustainable development.

techDetector is an analytical platform that offers strategic insights into the impact of emerging technologies on sustainable development. Developed in partnership with GIZ, techDetector received continuous research and development between 2019 - 2021.

Challenge

GIZ was looking to develop a single destination web portal to consolidate information about emerging technology shaping the future of sustainable development and impacting gender equality.

Solution

Envisioning solution to GIZ challenge is techDetector: a bespoke public data platform, including an unique visualization tool and customized assessment frameworks. This tailored approach was disruptive as the specific assessment frameworks created by Envisioning measure the impact of technology on Sustainable Development and gender equality, instead of the usual economical impact.

Value Added

The techDetector is a concise and centralized knowledge repository for all types of technology. All sources, research papers, and assessments were made available across the organization in a simple and easy way to navigate using Envisioning's tools. The knowledge management approach combined Envisioning's unique approach and tools with GIZ's internal organization structure and nomenclatatures. Envisioning also assisted GIZ in capacitating their staff in Futures Literacy, Emerging Technology Scouting and Assessment methodologies. A series of custom made workshops using the techDetector as basis were developed to train and incorporate Envisioning's framework in GIZ’s daily projects.


Client

GIZ - the German Corporation for International Collaboration.


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Methodology
techDetector offers a strategic and analytical assessment of emerging technologies and their potential relevance for sustainable development.

Contact

techdetector@envisioning.io


Credits

GIZ

  • Gitta Sender, Senior Advisor
  • Insa Illgen, Project Director, Technology Innovation for Sustainable Development
  • Vanessa Hochwald, Technology Cooperation Specialist

Envisioning

  • Alex Turner, Associate Editor
  • Arthur Soares, Head of Product
  • Cintia Ferreira, Head of Operations
  • Dearbhaile Kitt, Proofreader
  • Fabio Andrade, Head of Development
  • Laura Del Vecchio, Editor-in-Chief
  • Marcello Antunes, Development
  • Michell Zappa, Founder
  • Nina Bamberg, Project Manager
  • Thiara Cavadas, Head of Research
  • Thomaz Rezende, Head of Design
  • Yasmim Seadi, Designer

Collaborators

Ariana Monteiro, Researcher
Beatrys Rodrigues, Researcher
Caroline Barrueco, Researcher
Clara Browne, Researcher
Guilherme Kujawski, Writer
Gustavo Costi, Researcher
Lidia Zuin, Writer
Luiz Octavio Gonçalves Neto, Researcher
Rodrigo Turra, Researcher
Thomas Haferlach, Researcher
Tomaz Gregori Kipnis, Researcher

Special Thanks

Armin Wagner
Christian Wachsmuth
Daniel Daeschle
Elke Sümnick-Matthaei
Eva Maria Nettekoven
Franziska Ruess
Jennifer Braun
Johanna Braun
Johannes Uhl
Judith Wolf
Lennard Kehl
Levent Toprak
Linda Klink
Martin Christopher Schaefer
Ruben Faller


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