The 11th annual Human Welfare Conference took place at Green Templeton on Friday 17 May and Saturday 18 May 2019, with the theme: Innovate: Balancing Interests in Resource-Constrained Settings.
The 2019 conference drew speakers from around the world, bringing together academics, practitioners and graduate students to engage and debate the topic through lectures, panel discussions, student poster sessions, and student speaker sessions.
A number of Green Templeton Fellows were among the speakers including Dr Mara Airoldi, Professor Mike English, Dr Nick Fahy, and Dr Alexander Finalyson.
Principal Denise Lievesley delivers the welcoming address on day one of the Human Welfare Conference 2019 (Credit: Nuno Pereira)
The organizers of the Human Welfare Conference 2019 with Principal Denise Lievesley
Green Templeton Principal Denise Lievesley opened the conference by saying: “This is my fourth Human Welfare Conference and I’ve enjoyed and learned a lot at every single one of them. One of the fantastic things is the different perspectives that the students bring to issues.
“It’s very interesting this year’s theme focuses on two aspects that are very important to this college: one is that it shouldn’t just be rhetoric, that we should actually be looking at how we can make a difference, and the other is the whole issue of resource-constrained environments.”
Find out more about the different lectures and panels:
David Watson Memorial Lecture: The role of higher education and innovations in preparing students for working in resource-constrained setting
Keynote Lecture: What are the challenges in human welfare and what should solutions look like?
Innovation in Health Panel: What kind of innovations will drive future improvements in health?
Ethical Investment Panel: How can we drive human welfare improvements?
Eating Panel: Eating in a changing world system: balancing food, health and the environment
Speaker Session: Innovations in Health
Student Speaker and Poster Sessions
Closing Lecture: How can we balance resources for education among urban and rural communities?
Videos from the conference:
Several sessions of the Human Welfare Conference 2019 were live-streamed via Gapeli:
Welcome remarks from Principal Denise Lievesley
David Watson Memorial Lecture (and Q&A)
Ethical Investment Panel
The official photographer for the Human Welfare Conference 2019 was Nuno Pereira, MPhil in Comparative Social Policy.
Pictures from the Human Welfare Conference 2019
Human Welfare Conference 2019 co-chairs Anna Vasylyeva and Rachel Dixon. The theme of this year's conference was Innovate: Balancing Interests in Resource-Constrained Settings (Credit: Nuno Pereira)Professor Mrs Goski Alabi, the David Watson Memorial Lecturer for 2019. She spoke on the role of higher education and innovations in preparing students for working in resource-constrained settings (Credit: Nuno Pereira)Professor Mrs Goski Alabi presents a copy of her book, Managing for Excellence in the Twenty-First Century, to Green Templeton Principal Professor Denise Lievesley. The book is available in the Green Templeton library (Credit: Nuno Pereira)The Innovation in Health Panel (l-r): Dr Nick Fahy, Dr Mara Airoldi, Rosemary Walmsley (moderator), Professor Kokila Lakhoo and Dr Alexander Finlayson (Credit: Nuno Pereira)The Ethical Investment Panel: Mohamadou Digane, Thierry Martin and Dr Boya Wang (Credit: Nuno Pereira)The Eating Panel: Dr Karin Eli, Maria Jose Alencastro and Professor Thomas Cousins (Credit: Nuno Pereira)Professor Mike English during the Innovations in Health speaker session. His subject was doing research with stakeholders to design a human resource innovation (Credit: Nuno Pereira)Dr Chris Paton during the Innovations in Health speaker session. He spoke about the LIFE Project and making healthcare training possible without boundaries (Credit: Nuno Pereira)Kimberley Bolch during the Student Poster Session. Her topic was: Cash transfers and the construction of citizenship: A qualitative study of the Bolsa Família Program in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (Credit: Nuno Pereira)Ramon Narvaez Terron stands next to his presentation at the Student Poster session. His topic was: Institutional principles and strengthening of the budgeting process to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (Credit: Nuno Pereira)Acheampong Atta Boateng at the Student Poster Session. He also spoke on day two during the Student Speaker Session about n-hBiostimulants and the future of food security in a circular economy (Credit: Nuno Pereira)Maheswar Satpathy, who spoke in the Student Speaker Session, with his Student Poster Session presentation. His subject was Equity, Fairness and Justice in Protection of Health of Marginalized Populace in IndiaTowards an Entitlement-Focused Capability Development Model (Credit: Nuno Pereira)Shailen Popat in the Student Speaker Session discussing data collection and teacher wellbeing (Credit: Nuno Pereira)Dennis West leading the Innovation Workshop (Credit: Nuno Pereira)The Innovation Workshop welcomed innovators from policy, start-up entrepreneurship, civil society, industry, graduate students and early career researchers (Credit: Nuno Pereira)A formal dinner in the Radcliffe Observatory took place on day one of the conference (Credit: Nuno Pereira)Attendees of the conference on day one ask questions following the David Watson Memorial Lecture (Credit: Nuno Pereira)Innovation Workshop participants work together in groups (Credit: Nuno Pereira)
The Human Welfare Conference 2019 was organized by the following Green Templeton College students:
Rachel Dixon, Co-Chair
Anna Vasylyeva, Co-Chair
Taylor Grossman, Communications Manager
Claire Weil, Speakers’ Manager
Rosemary Walmsley, Programmes Manager
Nadeen Ibrahim, Programmes Manager
Josephine Agyeman-Duah, Finance Manager
Keiko Kanno, Logistics Manager