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    • World Café Lowering the barriers for participation in the information society? Based on text from the café to go reference guide. Authored by the World Café community.
    • Purpose Collaborative dialogue Connect diverse perspectives Opportunity to meet new people
    • World Café at a Glance…
      • Three (3) progressive rounds of conversation with each round addressing one question.
      • At the end of each round , participants are invited to move to a different table
      • New question discussed while linking and connecting ideas with previous conversation rounds. Paper tablecloths provided to create a visual memory of the conversation
      • World Café principles include the following…
    • Focus on what matters
    • Contribute your thinking. Speak your mind and heart.
    • ttp:// Listen together for insights and deeper questions. Link and connect ideas.
    • Play Draw Doodle
    • One more thing… Before getting started, each group will need to identify a table host (not facilitator) who remains at the table during the 3 conversation rounds to:  
      • welcome newcomers
      • share the  main ideas, themes and questions
      • encourage guests to link and connect ideas (USING THE PAPER TABLECLOTH)
    • Round 1
      • Talk about a time when you have seen participation in the information society enhanced because a barrier was lowered or removed.
      • Who was involed? What was the barrier? How did you research results enhanced participation? What was the outcome?
    • Round 2
      • What factors have contributed to (i) keeping the barriers in place and (ii) removing or lowering them?
    • Round 3
      • What does participation look like in a utopian information society?
      • What should we be doing, as researchers and practitioners in the ICT4D field, to enable the participation that we would like to see?
    • World Caf é Wrap-Up
      • Insights from Jeremy De Beer, Kazanka Comfort and Dwayne Bailey (15 mins):
        • How does what you heard reflect your experiences?
        • What one recommendation would you offer others working to lower barriers to participation in the information society
      • Insights from the audience (15 mins):
        • What idea or insight should be taken away from here?