ICT for Development Partnerships and Poverty Reduction?
Dr. David J. Grimshaw, Head of International Programme, New Technologies, Practical Action, Technology Challenging Poverty reviewed the ICTAD report to UNESCO during last week's WSIS 2011 on May 17th. The presentation and the participants gave excellent input into the issue of poverty reduction through ICT and to add to Gimshaw's presentations, here are two issues we need to take into consideration:
- We need to think about resources available that are not necessarily tangible such as psychological resources
- How to motivate people by LISTENING to them and spending time listening to their needs not what we think are their needs
WSIS 2011 launched in Geneva
May 16- May 20th, 2011: The WSIS Forum has a multi-stakeholder character. The WSIS Stakeholders include governments, civil society, private sector and international organizations from all parts of the world. Today, information and communication technologies (ICTs) provide the opportunity for representation and inclusion of all stakeholders in the
World Press Freedom Day 2011
May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. This year the theme is 21st C Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers. For more info click here.