Makesense & the global goals
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We engage thousands of citizens and social entrepreneurs across the world to build local solutions for the Global Goals. We partner with both governments and companies to scale our best solutions.
To maximize our impact, MakeSense is launching a program on disruptive technologies. We believe that these technologies when plugged in with the right communities will solve the Global Goals faster.
MakeSense and its partners will host a series of events, online classes and workshops to democratize disruptive technologies and connect communities on the ground.
« While technology is important, it’s what we do with it that truly matters . »
– Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Laureate and UN Global Goals advocate
Disruptive technologies can be used by citizens and Social Entrepreneurs to accelerate solving the Global Goals.
« To solve global issues – citizens lead, technology enables & governement follows. Empowering citizens with new disruptive technologies gives more room for creativity in solving the worlds issues »
– Christian Vanizette, MakeSense co-founder
Technologies to explore together
Artificial Intelligence & Data
Internet of things & Sensors
New Materials and Nanotech
Drones & Robots
Augmented & Virtual Reality
How to get involved?
MakeSense can provide its infrastructure, digital platforms, local chapters and physical incubators to diffuse disruptive technologies to local communities of citizens and Social Entrepreneurs tackling global goals.
However we need YOU to go further and ensure the highest impact possible! Join us in creating a volunteer community of mentors knowledgable in disruptive technologies and global issues.
Do you work or study in the technology industry? Come share your knowledge at one of our events!
Global Goal Expert
Do you have knowledge regarding global goals? Share your on the ground experience and development expertise.
Are you interested in bringing our events in your city ? We can pair you with a MakeSense chapter nearby you to start making things happen!
Join our Kick-off event in New York and meet the team
Lakshminarayanan “Lakshmi” Subramanian is an Associate Professor of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU. In this role, he leads the Open Networks and Big Data lab, conducting fundamental and applied research in open networking and big data analytics, with a particular focus on areas with direct applications to large-scale societal and developmental problems. Lakshmi is a co-founder of the Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED) at NYU, which brings together students from several disciplines (CS, economics, healthcare, education, policy), and several technological of his technological innovations have been implemented in developing countries around the world.
Lakshmi is a frequent speaker at universities and conferences and is the recipient of several awards including the NSF CAREER Award, faculty awards from Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco and the C.V. Ramamoorthy Award.
Duan created created Bayes Impact ( Y combinator backed non profit ), which aims to solve some of the world’s biggest problems through data. They ve worked with the US department of veterans affairs to improve employment opportunities and occupational training for 21 million veterans. Up next, improving France s unemployment agency.
Marieme’s latest venture includes the launch of IAMTHECODE, a the first movement aiming at mobilising governments, businesses and investors to support girls and young women in STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Design). Her goal is to empower 1 million young women and girls globally to become coders by 2030 and to align with the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Marieme is the newest board member of the Web Foundation. She will be supporting the Foundation in the area of gender and digital equality.
Ioanna brought her previous expertise in startups and community organising to her work in refugee response in Greece with Campfire Innovation. She is a proud founding member of MarhaCar and Reload Greece and currently is a WEF Global Shaper.
MakeSense & Global goals news and updates
MakeSense has launched its disruptive tech x Social Business for the global goals program in New York with AI, Blockchain experts, Social Entrepreneur and nobel peace laureate professor Yunus. Discover the take aways of the launch.
Walking on the Moon would not have been possible without tiny actions upstream. Follow the progress of our community exploring Disruptive technologies to solve the global goals.