ICT4D and me

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ICT4D and me

  1. 1. ICT4D and meGlobal South Forum – 12/12/12Dirk Gorissen@elazungu
  2. 2. Why ICT4D?
  3. 3. ICT4D?
  4. 4. ICT4D?
  5. 5. THE PLURAL OF ANECDOTE IS NOT DATA - Frank Kotsonis
  6. 6. “In our most successful ICT4D projects, the partner organizations did the hard work of real development, and our rolewas simply to assist, and strengthen, their efforts with technology.”
  7. 7. LEARNED • People are lazy (including me) • You need a champion • You need passion • Connect people! • Respect users (hard!) • Sustainability is VERY hard • Pull not push
  8. 8. YOUR TURN! • Recognize any of this? • Where has ICT succeeded? • Where has it failed? • Why? • Advice? • Needs? • Priorities? • Stay local? • We need you! Dirk Gorissen @elazungu

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