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Webinar on The Use of Digital Tools and Geoinformation for Development

December 13th, 2016 Posted by GIS, ICT4D, M&E, MHealth, Training 0 comments on “Webinar on The Use of Digital Tools and Geoinformation for Development”
When: Friday, 16 December 2016, 2 p.m. (CET)
Over the past 15 years the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) revolution has driven global development in an unprecedented way. Technological progress, infrastructure deployment and falling prices have brought unexpected growth in ICT access and connectivity to billions of people around the world. The last decade has seen a proliferation of technological initiatives aimed to tackle development issues.
Through the use of ICTs, humanitarian operators can achieve a wider reach, even in most fragile contexts. The use of information technology to support data collection, analysis and elaboration has brought significant changes in the way information is managed and shared.
In this webinar, Paola Fava, Co-Founder of Gnucoop Società Cooperativa, will provide you with a general understanding of the role and impact of ICTs in the development process.
Examples on how the use of technologies has eased the work of the operators and improved lives around the world may include mobile technologies to improve timely data collection regarding basic supplies (i.e.: medicine, food, etc..) and access to primary services (i.e.:healthcare, food security, disaster preparedness, etc.) for populations facing scarcity of these goods/services as well as digital maps (GIS and WebGIS platforms) to prevent and to respond to humanitarian crisis.
The webinar will be held in English and streamed live from the HFT Stuttgart to the community group The AGEP-Network
Attending the webinar is easy! Just register or login to the Alumniportal Deutschland and join the group The AGEP–Network. Becoming a member is free of charge.
You will not be able to participate in the live session? Now worries! You can attend the recorded webinar soon afterwards.
We are looking forward to seeing you online soon!

I​CT: Innovations for Development​

September 27th, 2016 Posted by e-learning, ICT4D, Training 0 comments on “I​CT: Innovations for Development​”

The new edition of the long-term online training course ICT: Innovations for Development focused on the communication technologies begins on 31st of October.
Organised by ONG 2.0, the sessions are live and interactive with renowned international experts.
There are 20 full scholarships available, thanks to the support of Fondazione Cariplo and Compagnia San Paolo.
Application deadline for scholarships: 9th October 2016

In the recent years, the ICTs (information and communication technologies) for development have promised the international cooperation to become more “fluid” and “open” (open-source technologies and creative commons licenses enabled individual persons, groups and organizations to have free access in various materials and products, inaccessible before).Further, the emergence of new techs such as drones, low-cost sensors, wearables and so on – the ICTs are opening up new horizons for development interventions. For instance, UNICEF and the Malawi’s government have started to test unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to reduce waiting times for HIV testing of infants. Or RapidPro – an online communication platform for those who want to create an app about social issues in few steps. Examples are unlimited: from the environmental movement Science for Change Kosovo, that monitors and reports the atmosphere pollution by means of a crowdsourcing platform, to Kilimo Salama (“Safe Agriculture”), a project for smallholders who can ensure their products through SMS while the insurance company checks the forecasts with weather satellites.
To respond to these new trends and progresses in the field of ICT for Development, as well as to offer new opportunity for young professionals, particularly for those from Global South, the ONG2.0 is launching the second edition of the long-term online course “ICT: Innovations for Development”. The programme, absolutely unique in Italy, will allow the discussion between the lectures and participants from all the worlds thanks to the interactive and live webinars. The intensive 6 months course is structured in 8 thematic Modules: social innovation methodologies; agriculture and environment; health; education; data collection; mapping in emergencies; human rights, democracy and activism; and financial inclusion.

There are 20 full coverage scholarships available (application deadline: 9 October). The course will be concluded with a public BarCamp where a 2000€ prize, where participants will present the Final Projects and will have the chance to win seed-funding up to 2000 euro.
The seed-funding will go for the best projects who have successfully integrated, applied and/or prototypes ICTs in a real case study.

The course is organised as part of the “Innovations for Development” project supported by Fondazione Cariplo and Compagnia San Paolo, and in partnership with Fondazione Crt, Opes Impact Fund, Gnucoop, Fondazione Acra, We Make, Ouagalab, Fablab To, ISI Foundation, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano e Nexa center for internet & society, Università di Torino, Politecnico di Torino.


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