Jonny Casey Gender Equality and Technology Innovation

Jonny leads the organisation's efforts to mainstream gender across its work, and supports the organisation's policy advocacy on Technology Justice. Jonny is leading a pioneering research project, Technology and the Future of Work, with WIEGO and the Rockefeller Foundation, and supports the team's work on post-2015 global processes.

Jonny is a graduate of Lancaster University and Linnaeus University, has conducted rural livelihoods research into primary school dropout rates in Mozambique, and previously worked on outreach projects with disadvantaged children and institutional carbon management strategies.

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  • Who controls innovation?
    Innovation is often heralded as the measure of progress of businesses, technologies and even societies. It is through innovation that we create not only new tools or apps, but also how we shift entire systems to new sets of standards, regulations and performance. But the focus and direction of innovation efforts are most often to create new private value – through more business profit – rather than greater social value – through meeting the basic needs of global populations. System […]
  • As GMO patents expire, will they be used more by smallholder farmers in LDCs?
    Today 16th October is World Food Day, a day to highlight the hunger and suffering millions of people face throughout the world. One of the responses to hunger in recent years has been to turn to science and technology to help boost yields of ‘staple crops’. One such method has been the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). But the use of such seeds is controlled by the companies who ‘make’ them. Recently however, the patents protections on some of […]
  • UN places technology at the centre of development
    The Technology Facilitation Mechanism and the Technology Bank, two new initiatives launched on Saturday 26th September, demonstrate the UN’s vision to place technology at the centre of implementation apparatus for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We know that locally appropriate, affordable, accessible and reliable technologies are catalytic in most areas of development. The fact that these two initiatives are the first concrete steps in implementing the post-2015 development agendas is a thorough endorsement by member states of that understanding. […]
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