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#EmpoderaLIVE 2017, The year of ethical, sustainable and transparent technology

On Tuesday, 12 the day began with Jorge Barrero, Director of the Cotec Foundation who told us about Circular Economy and Open Innovation in Esapaña. Then it was the turn of Julie Owono, Director of Internet Sans Frontieres and cyber activist specialized in Human Rights and online freedom of expression. There was also occasion to officially present the Beta App of the Cibervoluntarios Foundation, which is being developed by a group of developers of Atos in Tenerife.

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Bas van Abel, Founder of Fairphone, sustainable, ethical and open technology, #Empodera LIVE 2017

Bas has developed a wide range of open design based projects. One of those projects is Fairphone, founded by him, the first mobile firm ethical with both environment and people. Their mobile phones are more sustainable, the materials used don’t come from conflict zones and they ensure and respect labour rights.  Furthermore, they offer a modular design that prevents obsolescency and allows a progressive improvement through the renovation of parts.

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Hassani Brothers and Mine Kafon: the power of creativity to save lives

Brothers Massoud and Mahmud Hassani lived their childhood in Kabul knowing that one single slip could turn them into one of the almost 20.000 victims that lose their lives every year because of the landmines, like some of their friends.

Several years later, after settling in the Netherlands as refugees, they began the development of Mine Kafon, a project that has been perfected until becoming a sophisticated drone designed to track down and neutralize  the landmine threat, much safer, faster and cheaper than the current methods.

Since its creation, Mine Kafon has gathered high levels of international attention, specially from those countries afflicted by this problem, like their native Afghanistan.

Follow the project: @minekafonlab

Follow them: @massoudhassani

More info: minekafon.org