Nov 8 What Innovations In The Service Of The Most Deprived? Antenna Foundation, Geneva

Dear Alumni,

You are cordially invited to visit the alumnus-led Antenna Foundation, a social impact organization, in Geneva.


November 8, 2017
Join us to meet alumnus Denis von der Weid and hear about the innovative work of the Antenna Foundation, which aims to reduce extreme poverty and improve public health in developing countries. For more than 25 years, the Antenna Foundation has been deeply involved in the research and dissemination of technologies adapted to the essential needs of the most deprived populations. Today, Antenna has 60+ projects in over 30 countries. In collaboration with an international network of scientists, it undertakes and participates in research projects in the fields of nutrition, drinking water, agriculture, energy, medicine, and microcredit. To find out more about Antenna Foundation, see its latest annual report (pdf). You can also watch 3-minute video introduction on YouTube. This is surely to be a memorable event with insights into challenges and rewards of running a tech-savvy global social good organization.

Speaker Bio

Denis von der Weid, Founder and Director, Antenna Foundation

After earning a PhD in law from the University of Fribourg and an INSEAD MBA., Denis von der Weid left Switzerland for Colombia to focus on the issues of North-South and hunger. Upon his return to Fribourg, he taught development economics and set up an organisation in the same field; he taught at INSEAD in Fontainebleau and was a Managing Director at Sandoz (1969-1973) before returning to the field, in India. In 1984, he set up Antenna, as an association, as a network of lawyers – and as a supplier of clandestine radio transmitters to assist human rights activists in many countries. By 1989, the organisation evolved into Antenna Technologies to build up the role of scientific research in the struggle against extreme poverty.

Key Facts

When: Wednesday November 8, 2017, 18:30 to 19:30
Where: Antenna Foundation, 24 av. de la Grenade, 1207 Genève
Tickets: Free

Please register by email before November 2nd with Céline Perino on [email protected]

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Ludovic Choppin, MBA’12D, Geneva Chapter President
Yves Haldemann, MBA’94D, Event organizer
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