Friday, March 14, 2008

Follow up on DM

Someone just called me in response to my previous post and asked why I didn't pitch my idea to the World Bank (to start casing the technologies and build the community). Just so you know, I did. I offered to work for relatively cheap, if they'd take me on to evaluate all the different technologies and see how far the winners have come along since they got their money (for the earliest recipients, its now been 8 years!). But they weren't interested. Their answer was "we don't have the funding." Yeah, sure...you are a bank for crying out loud!

Anyways, their loss. Some day, I'm gonna make this happen. I'm gonna have specialty reviewers
for the different technologies (eg. water purification, toilets, drains, biogas generators, etc), and have them compare and contrast the technologies and methodologies across the world. And then readers/users can contribute comments and articles. Then people can invest in the product they like...Kiva style. Heck yeah!!

2 comments:

Kathy said...

Pragnya, Your blog is outstanding. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait until you find your outlet for making some of the happen. It's coming; don't worry. KD

comarthavie said...

Thanks for all your support KD! I appreciate you stopping by. Let me know if you'd like to do a write-up on a specific topic (you have the background!).