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Can Sharepoint fight poverty?

Can Sharepoint fight poverty?



Presented at the Sharepoint Connections Amsterdam 2011 congres. Poverty is a challenging and global issue; what is the link to Sharepoint? How can Sharepoint assist people in poverty to help ...

Presented at the Sharepoint Connections Amsterdam 2011 congres. Poverty is a challenging and global issue; what is the link to Sharepoint? How can Sharepoint assist people in poverty to help themselves? Through real examples and a little bit of dreaming Marten will invite you to make an out-of-the-box journey to poverty alleviation.



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    Can Sharepoint fight poverty? Can Sharepoint fight poverty? Presentation Transcript

    • Can SharePoint fight poverty?Marten SchoonmanOnline communication & a SharePoint user, @mato74snvworld.org, @snvworld 1
    • In keywords Fighting poverty SharePoint: ICT4D can it..? How? Bubbles and Crowd sourcing circles M-Pesa Kenya livestock market 2
    • Our VisionSNV is dedicated to a society in which all people, irrespective of race, class or gender, enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development. We believe that no one should have to live in poverty and that all people should have the opportunity to make their own choices about their future and that of their communities.
    • Poverty..Google Images 4
    • Wealth growth 1975-2002Worldmapper: http://www.worldmapper.org/display.php?selected=171 5
    • World populationhttp://www.viewsoftheworld.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/WorldPopulationAnimation.gif 6
    • 7
    • Gapminder: ‘Stop call them "developing countries’ [Hans Rosling] www.bit.ly/t9Vnfy 8
    • Our FocusIncreasing income, production and employmentopportunitiesImproving access to, coverage and quality of basic services Agriculture Water, Sanitation Renewable & Hygiene Energy
    • Renewable energy example: Biogas• Now 360,000 biogas installations realised by SNV 10
    • Our Teamo Over 1,100 professionals worldwideo 75% local staffo More 700 local partners
    • Our Presenceo SNV works in 36 countries worldwide, with over 100 local offices.o We have regional offices in Asia (Hanoi), the Balkans (Tirana), East & Southern Africa (Nairobi), West & Central Africa (Ouagadougou) and Latin America (Quito).o Head office is in The Hague and we have a representative office in Washington DC.
    • Global presence, local impact
    • Bubbles and circles.. 14
    • Bubbles and circles.. My ‘ICT4D’ circlehttp://inmaps.linkedinlabs.com/ 15
    • TEDxAmsterdam: Mark Kamau [Kenyan][http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq98dElksKg] 16
    • Can ICT assist in alleviating Poverty, yes. 3 Success Factors: 1. Penetration - The more people online the better (increase of access to information assisting business etc). 2. Entrepreneurship - Businesses create wealth. Samsung accounts for 20% of South Korea GDP. If Kenya can replicate the same. Nokia works wonders for the Finnish economy. Apple in the US. Embraer in Brazil. 3. Policy - Government services are more efficient. Reduction in corruption. Information allowsPhares services to get to those who need them most (e.g. All provinces in Kenya currently get equal distribution of Malaria drugs, yet they are more needed in particular parts of the country at particular time). I think ICT can fight poverty provided it is deployed in the right manner to solve problems that can actually be addressed through ICT. It also has to be embraced by those who are the intended beneficiaries - otherwise, it will fail. This can mean everything from language, cost and culture are key factors. Ultimately, one would have to ask does it work for me? Does it matter to me? Can I see the value of technology in my day to day life? M-Pesa is a classic case of technology being embraced by the masses when it addressed fundamental issues that mattered enough for widespread adoptionMoses 17
    • ICTs can help fight poverty in kenya throu: -Job creations -Information sharing and accessibility -More efficient systems that make services more available hence reducing delays that might be incurred through processes. Key success factors? -Reduced delays in daily activities and processes eg through the use of fiber optics -More informed decisions through information access- open governmentsGeekmate Linnet -Accessibility to resources e.g M-Pesa 1. ICT can fight poverty by creating new opportunities in the market for labour in the knowledge economy. Lowering the barriers for young people, educated and uneducated to participate in business opportunities. At higher levels it is things such as business process outsourcing (BPO) sector while on the other hand it can be mobile and apps. 2. Participation and inclusion is one of the things that can help fight poverty through innovation in technology e.g. using mobile technology and ICT via mobile to educate (http://m- prep.co.ke/) or promote participation and reward it like http://txteagle/) this can promote jobs e.g.Mark data entry, etc and some that even dont require full literacy. 18
    • - ICT can help fight poverty in Kenya by creating economic opportunities e.g. the blogs with ads, mobile apps which can be monetized and eCommerce. How ICT does this is by lowering barriers to entry for economic opportunity and providing a large pool of knowledge and resources that can be employed in poverty reduction strategies. - key success factors are: a) access to ICTs. Without it, the opportunities they present would not exist b) Existence of credit facilities. This is key to help set the ball rollingSimeon‘Mobile technologist’ 19
    • M-Pesa.... an innovative mobile money service in that its business model – simplifying the end-userexperience – allowed for viral spread.. reaching the unbanked, linking urban money to rural poverty.. used by 38% of the Kenya population with indirect impact reaching 75% of thepopulation, equals 20% of Kenya’s GDP 20
    • Case: Kenya – Samburu livestock market[http://www.youtube.com/user/SNVWorld?feature=mhum#p/search/0/vyR4k0MwM2E and http://www.youtube.com/user/SNVWorld#p/search/1/kds2VNZsLWE] 24
    • Kenya livestock market - personas Siperi Livestock farmer Qalicha Fredric Mohamed Livestock marketing M-Pesa money point Livestock trader council Teresah John Local shop owner Samburu county councilhttp://youtu.be/vyR4k0MwM2E 25
    • Can SharePoint fight poverty? 26