On the Pacific archipelago nation of Vanuatu, a “digital humanitarian” has been using drones to carry out a detailed assessment of the damage caused by Cyclone Pam last month.
In Rwanda, a young African woman is improving the lives of other young women by the simple act of providing them with locally made sanitary pads so they don’t miss work and school.
I hesitate to call Switchpoint a conference because that implies long, boring presentations. SwitchPoint eschews that approach and does the opposite. It brings together the brightest thinkers and entrepreneurs to create new partnerships and brainstorm on solutions to pressing issues. It is part TED talk, part World Economic Forum and part cultural festival, set in a former cotton mill on the banks of the Haw River.