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  • 1. THIRD GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE CONFERENCE CORE PROGRAMME INFORMATION Organised by [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] PDF processed with CutePDF evaluation edition www.CutePDF.com
  • 2. Core Programme Schedule GK3, Third Global Knowledge Conference Core Programme GKP Event on The Future, GK3 is a unique gathering of 2,000 global visionaries, innovators, practitioners and policy makers, all geared to sharing knowledge and building partnerships on a platform creating by and for stakeholders from every sector – private companies, governments, international institutions and civil society groups. The GK3 theme, “Emerging People, Emerging Markets, Emerging Technologies” is a dynamic focus on the interplay, interface and interweaving of issues related to Knowledge for Development (K4D) and Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) within the context of our evolving societies, economies and technologies worldwide. Delivered in a framework of expert panels and workshops, GK3 is designed to ensure maximum action, interaction and reaction among the attending leaders, change agents, and solution provides across sectors to exchange and debate concrete possible realities and solutions of the future from our learning today. GK3 will take place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 11 to 13 December 2007. Please note that as a matter of principle, all GK3 sessions will address the convergence of emerging people, markets and technologies. However, each session carries a greater emphasis on one particular dimension of emerging people, emerging markets or emerging technologies as indicated in the colour-coded table below. There are also special cross-cutting sessions which address other priorities of GK3. The Conference will be conducted entirely in English only. All sessions are 90 minutes in duration. Details on room allocation will be made by the Organisers at a later stage. The Organisers reserve the exclusive right to change this programme without prior notice and to alter session titles and day/time allocations to best meet the goals of GK3. (tbc) denotes quot;to be confirmedquot; For a real-time update on the GK3 Programme, please visit http://www.GKPEventsOnTheFuture.org/GK3programme. Main tracks within the GK3 Core Programme EP Emerging People EM Emerging Markets ET Emerging SS Special Cross- Sessions Sessions Technologies Sessions Cutting Sessions Further GK3 Highlights Exhibition Highlights Young Social IdeaFactory Project: “A Entrepreneurs’ Forum World of Entrepreneurs: 20 ideas to make it happen by 2020” [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 2 of 42
  • 3. GK3 Core Programme Tuesday 11 Dec GK3 Programme Tuesday, 11 December 2007 GK3 Exhibition Hub open 08:00 to 19:00 Time Activity / Session 08:00 Arrival & Registration of Participants & Guests GK3 CONFERENCE OPENING CEREMONY 09:00 Welcome Address 09:15 to 09:25 Rinalia Abdul Rahim, Executive Director, Global Knowledge Partnership and Chair of the GK3 Working Committee Opening Address 09:25 to 09:40 Walter Fust, Chair of the Executive Committee, Global Knowledge Partnership and Director-General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Opening Keynote Addresses 09:40 to 10:30 The Hon. Dato’ Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister, Malaysia H.E. Ban Ki-Moon (tbc), Secretary-General of the United Nations Refreshments & Networking 10:30 to 11:00 11:00 to 12:30 EMP: Emerging Markets Plenary Emerging Markets: Is There a Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid? Panelists: Orlando Ayala, Senior Vice President, Unlimited Potential Group, Microsoft Corporation John E. Davies, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group / General Manager, World Ahead, Intel Corporation Valerie Faudon (tbc), Vice President, Programs Alcatel Corporate Marketing Office, Paris Priya Haji (tbc), Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, World of Goods Inc. Dirk Meyer (tbc), President and Chief Operating Officer, AMD Moderator: Veronica Pedrosa (tbc), Presenter (News Anchor/Journalist), Al Jazeera International (Malaysia) IdeaFactory 11:00 to 12:30 Creative Team (Part 1) (By invitation only) Parallel Activity Lunch & Networking 12:30 to 14:00 [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 3 of 42
  • 4. GK3 Core Programme Tuesday 11 Dec Time Activity / Session Parallel Sessions 14:00 to 15:30 IdeaFactory ET1: ICT for a Multilingual EM1: Electronic Banking EM2: Connecting The SS1: Special Cross-Cutting Knowledge Society with the Poor: Emerging Diaspora: Migration As An Session on Financing Creative Team (Part 2) (By Technologies for Financial Financing Change in ICT4D: Opportunity (tbc) invitation only) Inclusion Innovative & Emerging Social Investors and Donors EP1: India as a Trend Setter EP2: Engendering the EM3: Incubating ET2: Collaborative Tools and for Successful Multi- Knowledge Society: Entrepreneurship: Techniques for Stakeholder Partnerships Measuring Women's Developing World Tech Strengthening Networks Participation Incubation Centres (Part 1) (Part 1) (tbc) Refreshments & Networking 15:30 to 16:00 Parallel Sessions 16:00 to 17:30 EP3: Making Community- EM3: Incubating ET3: Open Access: Sharing Young Social Entrepreneurs’ SS2: Special Cross-Cutting Driven Networks a Reality Entrepreneurship: Research, Expanding Forum Session on Knowledge Developing World Tech Resources Knowledge Management for What You Always Wanted To Incubation Centres (Part 2) Development – Innovations Know From Funding (tbc) Lessons & Perspectives (tbc) Institutions … ET4: Making Communities EP4: Creating Opportunity: EM4: Rural Societies, ET2: Collaborative Tools and Disaster Resilient Basic IT Skills as a Technologies and Techniques for Springboard to Jobs Languages in Africa (tbc) Strengthening Networks (Part 2) Close of Day 1 17:30 Idea Factory: IdeaCity with participants of Creative Team 18:00 to 19:00 GK3 GALA DINNER 19:30 to 22:00 Stockholm Challenge – GKP Awards 2007 African Information Society Initiative (AISI) – GKP Media Awards 2007 [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 4 of 42
  • 5. GK3 Core Programme Wednesday 12 Dec Wednesday, 12 December 2007 GK3 Exhibition Hub & IdeaFactory – Creative City Exhibition open 08:00 to 19:00 Time Activity / Session Commencement of Day 2 08:45 to 09:00 Introduction to the Emerging People Plenary M.S. Swaminathan, Founder and Chairman, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation 09:00 to 10:30 EPP: Emerging People Plenary New Jobs and Employment Opportunities Panelists: Nadia H. Hegazy, Minister Advisor, Ministry of Communication and IT, Egypt Jyrki Pulikkinen, Senior Advisor, Information Society for Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland Paulo Tigre, Professor of Industrial Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil Juan Carlos Samovia (tbc), Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) Pamela Passman, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft Corporation Moderator: Walter Fust, Chair of the GKP Executive Committee and Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Refreshments & Networking 10:30 to 11:00 Parallel Sessions & Workshops 11:00 to 12:30 EP5: BBC World Debate ET5: Transforming EP6: Changing Media EP7: Linking Education Young Social SS3: Special Cross- - The Future of Publishing Practices to and Citizen – Experiences with Entrepreneurs’ Clinic: Cutting Session on the Learning: Appropriate Enhance Access to Participation (tbc) National ICT You Ask, They Answer Future Technology Knowledge for Programmes for Futurist’s Perspectives (By invitation only) Development Education (tbc) EM5: Partnerships, EM6: Computer Games ET6: Teleuse at the EP8: Knowledge EM7: Emerging Networks and the Next for Global Bottom of the Pyramid Transfer for Knowledge Generation of Development: Fact or (Part 1) Development – Opportunities (The Telecentres Fiction? (tbc) Approaches to Progress of ICTs in Community Asia-Pacific and Other Empowerment and Parts of the World) Future Strategies Lunch & Networking 12:30 to 14:00 [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 5 of 42
  • 6. GK3 Core Programme Wednesday 12 Dec Time Activity / Session Creativity on Demand: It’s Possible! 13:00 to 13:30 Parallel Sessions 14:00 to 15:30 ET7: The Future of ET8: Innovative EP9: Creating a New EM8: Social SS4: Special Cross- Access Technology for Strategy for Gender in Outsourcing and Fair Cutting Session on Community Access the Information Trade in IT Policy Society: Empowering Women in ICTs EP10: Empowering EP11: Facilitating EM9: ICT From Village EP12: Building ET9: Multi- Grassroots Women for Innovative Approach to to Country and Country Knowledge Societies, stakeholderism in Good Governance Community to Globe What Makes the Internet Governance (a through Community Development Difference? (tbc) look at ICANN and IGF) Media Refreshments & Networking 15:30 to 16:00 16:00 to 17:30 CCP: Cross-Cutting Plenary Visions of the Future Panellists: TBA Moderator: TBA Young Social Entrepreneurs’ Forum: I Pitch for YSEI Funding 16:00 to 17:30 Parallel Activity Close of Day 2 17:30 Hakuna Matata: A Social Entrepreneurs’ Night 19:00 to 22:00 [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 6 of 42
  • 7. GK3 Core Programme Thursday 13 Dec Thursday, 13 December 2007 GK3 Exhibition Hub open 08:00 to 19:00 Time Activity / Session Commencement of Day 3 08:45 to 09:00 Introductions 09:00 to 10:30 ETP: Emerging Technologies Plenary The Future of the Internet: Opportunities and Risks Panellists: Joi Ito (tbc), President and Founder, Neoteny Co., Ltd. Japan and Vice President of International Business and Mobile Devices, Technorati Inc. Lynn St Amour(tbc), President and CEO of the Internet Society (ISOC) Valerie D’Costa (tbc), Program Manager, Information for Development (infoDev), World Bank Moderator: Hamadoun I. Touré (tbc), Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Refreshments & Networking 10:30 to 11:00 Parallel Sessions 11:00 to 12:30 EP13: e-Agriculture - ET10: Health EM10: Sustaining EP14: Diplomacy Goes Young Social SS5: Special Cross- Continuing Dialogue to Outcomes: The Role of Telecentres Through Virtual: Opportunities Entrepreneurs’ Forum: Cutting Session on Action ICT Applications, Entrepreneurship and Limitations of Education I Pitch for Scale-up Standards and Virtual Diplomacy Multi-Stakeholder Funding Practices Partnerships in Education: A Step Forward EP15: Accelerating ET11:Building a EM11: Emerging ET12: Government Call EP16: Guiding SOHO Inclusion Through Cybersafety Learning Mechanisms Centres – Improving a Entrepreneurs and Knowledge Sharing Partnership for Emerging Markets Citizen-Centric Workers into the Approach (tbc) Information Economy (Part 1) [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 7 of 42
  • 8. GK3 Core Programme Thursday 13 Dec Time Activity / Session Lunch & Networking 12:30 to 14:00 Parallel Sessions 14:00 to 15:30 EP17: Telecentre.org ET13: Hello Regulator? EM12: Open For EP16: Guiding SOHO ET14: Exploring the SS6: Special Cross- Academy Regulatory Authorities’ Business: The Entrepreneurs and Future of e- Cutting Session on ICT, Information and Emerging Collaboration Workers into the Government: Knowledge and Human Communication Economy Information Economy Knowledge Engineering Development Policy Practices (Part 2) for Results EP18: Sharing ET6: Teleuse at the ET15: Technology EP19: Gender Practices, Gaining Bottom of the Pyramid Philanthropy: Evaluation Innovative Experience (Part 2) Supporting NGOs and Methodology for ICT4D Civil Society Worldwide Practitioners Successfully Refreshments & Networking 15:30 to 16:00 Closing Plenary 16:00 to 17:30 Close of Day 3 and GK3 17:30 [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 8 of 42
  • 9. GK3 Non-Core Programme GK3 Associated Events In addition to the GK3 Core Programme, there is an array of Sunday, 9 December 2007 Time Activity / Session GKP – Global Action Network – Marc Lindenberg Centre Workshop “Leading Networks: Facilitation, Knowledge and Learning” (By invitation only) TBC i4d Film Festival TBC GAID International Taskforce on Women & ICT Meeting TBC Telecentre Leaders Forum TBC Monday, 10 December 2007 Time Activity / Session World Electronic Media Forum 3 TBC i4d Film Festival TBC GKP – Global Action Network – Marc Lindenberg Centre Workshop “Leading Networks: Facilitation, Knowledge and Learning” (By invitation only) TBC GAID International Taskforce on Women & ICT Meeting TBC Telecentre Leaders Forum TBC Young Social Entrepreneurs’ Forum: Speed Geek Session (By invitation only) 13:00 to 17:00 GKP 10th Anniversary Party (for GKP Members and invited guests only) 17:30 to 22:30 Tuesday 11, December 2007 Time Activity / Session World Electronic Media Forum 3 TBC [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 9 of 42
  • 10. GK3 Non-Core Programme Thursday 13, December 2007 Time Activity / Session UNCTAD – WIPO – UNESCO – UNU “Knowledge Sharing for Development” – UN Inter-Agency Meeting on South-South Cooperation (Open to GK3 participants) TBC Friday, 14 December 2007 Time Activity / Session UNCTAD – WIPO – UNESCO – UNU “Knowledge Sharing for Development” – UN Inter-Agency Meeting on South-South Cooperation (Closed meeting) TBC TBC Post Conference Tours / Field Trips [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 10 of 42
  • 11. Day 1: Tuesday 11 Dec GK3 Core Programme Tuesday, 11 December 2007 GK3 Exhibition Hub open 08:00 to 19:00 Time Activity / Session 08:00 Arrival & Registration of Participants & Guests GK3 CONFERENCE OPENING CEREMONY 09:00 Welcome Address 09:15 to 09:25 Rinalia Abdul Rahim Executive Director, Global Knowledge Partnership Chair of the GK3 Working Committee Opening Address 09:25 to 09:40 Walter Fust Chair of the Executive Committee, Global Knowledge Partnership Director-General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Opening Keynote Addresses 09:40 to 10:30 The Hon. Dato’ Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi Prime Minister, Malaysia H.E. Ban Ki-Moon (tbc) Secretary-General of the United Nations Refreshments & Networking 10:30 to 11:00 11:00 to 12:30 EMP: Emerging Markets Plenary Emerging Markets: Is there a Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid? This interactive session will convene high-level IT visionaries from emerging countries, and those venturing into emerging markets to debate on what is the next innovation in technology, the next cutting edge industry, and the next emerging market target countries. Discussion will include open dialogue on how their own organisational engagement is changing the world for women and young people. This session will address the following key questions: What vision do these companies have in emerging markets for the next five years? • What drives this vision? Where are these companies making an impact, and where are they not? Why have they • stayed away from or left certain countries? What are the differences between a global company looking for emerging markets, and • an emerging markets company going global? What is the value of diversity as companies learn to work across multi-cultural contexts? • How does this value fit into investment decisions on emerging markets? Panellists: Orlando Ayala, Senior Vice President, Unlimited Potential Group, Microsoft Corporation John E. Davies, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group / General Manager, World Ahead, Intel Corporation Valerie Faudon (tbc), Vice President, Programs Alcatel Corporate Marketing Office, Paris Priya Haji (tbc), Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, World of Goods Inc. Dirk Meyer (tbc), President and Chief Operating Officer, AMD Moderator: Veronica Pedrosa (tbc), Presenter (News Anchor/Journalist), Al Jazeera International (Malaysia) IdeaFactory – Creative Team (Part 1) (By invitation only) 11:00 to 12:30 Parallel Activity [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 11 of 42
  • 12. Day 1: Tuesday 11 Dec Time Activity / Session Lunch & Networking 12:30 to 14:00 Parallel Sessions 14:00 to 15:30 14:00 to 15:30 ET1: Emerging Technologies Session ICT for a Multilingual Knowledge Society Parallel Session 1 This session addresses the importance of localisation to ICT4D and K4D, and explores relevant trends and connections. Linguistic and cultural diversity are realities of development, and knowledge is expressed and conveyed in all languages and cultures. ICT can transcend all language and cultures, and it is our willingness to exploit that potential that will make a difference in ensuring full access to technology for effective participation in development and the knowledge society. Localisation includes ensuring content and user interfaces are available in all users' languages, and adapted to cultural preferences and sensitivities. It is a growing area of concern in business and is a process supported by internationalisation of technology. Its application in development is an emerging and promising concern that merits greater attention. Panellists: Adama Samassékou, Academy African Languages Lisa Moore (tbc), Software Engineer, IBM Corporation & Co-Chair, Internationalization and Unicode Conferences Sarmad Hussain, Associate Professor & Head Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing, NUCES, Lahore, Pakistan Dwayne Bailey, Founder and Managing Director of Translate.org.za Donald Osborn, Coordinator of the PanAfrican Localisation Project, Bisharat.net Mark Davis (tbc), Google Inc. Moderator: TBA 14:00 to 15:30 EM1: Emerging Markets Session Electronic Banking with the Poor: Emerging Technologies for Financial Inclusion Parallel Session 2 This session shows how innovative electronic banking with the poor (e-BWTP) - mobile phone banking, ATMs, and micro-credit cards - is key to achieving financial inclusion for the global masses of 'unbanked' people, and for enabling their participation in the digital economy. This session will address the following key questions: Why is e-BWTP crucial for financial and economic inclusion? • How are new technologies changing the landscape of microfinance and impacting its • methodologies? How are mobile phones, credit cards, ATMs and other innovations being used to deliver • banking services? What are the constraints to widespread rollout of e-BWTP? • Panellists: Manish Khera (tbc), CEO, Financial Information Network and Operations Ltd Alexander Yevtiushkin (tbc), Head of IIS Directorate for Innovation and Investment Projects, Russia Brian Richardson (tbc), Managing Director, Wizzit Bank Bob Hughes (tbc), Managing Director, National Bank of Vanuatu Juan Vega, Director Regional, PROMIFIN – COSUDE Edith Garcia, Branch Manager, Fondo de Desarollo Local (Local Development Fund), Nicaragua Moderator: Stuart Mathison, Head – Technology Initiatives, The Foundation for Development Cooperation [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 12 of 42
  • 13. Day 1: Tuesday 11 Dec Time Activity / Session 14:00 to 15:30 SS1: Special Cross-Cutting Session on Financing Financing Change in ICT4D: Innovative & Emerging Social Investors and Donors Parallel Session 3 Hundreds of ICT4D initiatives have been implemented throughout the world. The majority of these could be described as ‘pilot’ projects - showcase initiatives exemplifying the application of ICT-enabled solutions for sustainable development and poverty reduction. However, while these pilots have captured the imagination of many, few have achieved a level of outreach to claim a truly wide impact. ‘Scaling up’ strategies are urgently needed, in particular for financing scaling-up of ICT4D initiatives. This roundtable discussion will address the following key questions: What development activities take priority – “bread or computers”? • What are the perceived risks in investing in ICT4D or ‘development.com’ activities? How • do we address these perceptions? How do we break the mould of “traditional” donor financing to engage other sectors? • Social Venture Capitalist and Micro-Financing – are these viable alternatives? • Panellists: Danilo Piaggesi (tbc), Chief of the Information Technology for Development (SDS/ICT), Inter-American Development Bank Walter Fust, Chair of the Global Knowledge Partnership Executive Committee and Director- General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Abdul Waheed Khan, Assistant Director-General, Information & Communications, UNESCO Victor D’Allant (tbc), Executive Director of Social Edge, Skoll Foundation Sudheer J. Kappam (tbc), Managing Director, INTEL Capital Juan Vega (tbc), Director Regional, PROMIFIN - COSUDE Bernhard Lorentz (tbc), Director/CEO, Vodafone Foundation Germany Martha Choe (tbc), Director of the Global Libraries Program, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Michael Spence (tbc), Nobel Laureate and Professor Emeritus Stanford University, California James D. Wolfensohn (tbc), Former President of the World Bank & Former Special Envoy of the Quartet to the Middle East Moderator: Rohinton Medhora (tbc), Vice President, International Development Research Centre, Canada 14:00 to 15:30 EM2: Emerging Markets Session (tbc) Connecting The Diaspora: Migration As An Opportunity Parallel Session 4 Learn how large migrant populations in search for better livelihoods and educational opportunities are using ICT to connect with family and friends in their home countries, and how this phenomenon is opening up a number of new opportunities such as e-remittances, i- malls, online matrimony sites and more. This session will address the following key questions: What are the real needs of Diaspora communities on both sides of the “wall”? • How can we trigger productive use of remittances in communities from where migrants • leave? How do we link Diaspora communities through innovative projects using ICT? • What is needed for such projects to take off? What barriers need to be removed? • Panellists: Michel J. Menou, Board Member of the Telecenters of the Americas Partnership, Visiting Professor London City University, School of Informatics Verónica Lucía Rivadeneira Astudillo, Administrator of the Virtual Learning Center, Salesiana University of Quito (UPS) / Project Officer of the Corporacion Tercer Entorno [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 13 of 42
  • 14. Day 1: Tuesday 11 Dec Time Activity / Session (CORTEN) Ana María Rivadeneira, Ecuadorian Migrant Aruna Sunderarajan, CEO, Infrastrucure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) Moderator: Christoph Roessner, Officer for Project Development, Fundación ChasquiNet IdeaFactory – Creative Team (Part 2) (By invitation only) 14:00 to 15:30 Parallel Session 5 14:00 to 15:30 EP1: Emerging People Workshop India as a Trend Setter for Successful Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Parallel Session 6 Multi-Stakeholder Partnership (MSP) which engages other active stakeholders in development, especially in the applications of ICT for Development, are emerging as an important model of working, and replacing the much understood public-private partnership model. The obvious question following this trend would be “Can MSP deliver and where does the value of MSP go?” This workshop attempts to show how MSP can achieve a many benefits including facilitating a conducive environment for monitoring and evaluation, ensuring the mandate of good governance and citizen participation, further democratic principles of equitable and sustainable development, while addressing social, cultural and economic inequities. MSP processes can also be shown to promote innovation and encourage inclusive growth by bringing together and involving civil society, local administration, private sector, national governments and international organisations Panellists will showcase India as a trend-setter in the concept of ‘Glocalisation’ i.e. ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’. Glocalisation, in the Indian setting, is grounded in valuing local communities, empowering them and enabling them to be catalysts for positive social changes in areas which affect them directly. Enabled through the Internet and ICT, Glocalisation is a new paradigm for international relations and an innovative practice of development cooperation. This workshop will address the following key questions: What is the key learning and value of multi-stakeholder partnerships in linking • technologies, resources and services for development? How can we replicate the learning and leverage on uniqueness and commonalities • across communities to build a coherent network of practitioners for spreading benefits of the MSP model? How can we design ICT4D programmes that address marginalized communities, gender • sensitive and which accommodate existing cultural ethos? How does networking and knowledge sharing enable communities of practitioners to • build a network for continuous peer-to-peer learning? Panellists: M.S. Swaminathan, Founder and Chairman, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation S. Sadagopan, Director, IIITB, Bangalore Shri R. Chandrashekhar, Additional Secretary, Department of IT, Government of India Ashish Garg, Programme Coordinator, GeSCI India Ravi Gupta, Executive Director, CSDMS Moderator: Radhika Lal, Policy Advisor, ICTs for Poverty Reduction, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 14:00 to 15:30 EP2: Emerging People Session Engendering the Knowledge Society: Measuring Women's Participation Parallel Session 7 The World Summit on the Information Society Plan of Action calls for the development of gender–specific indicators on ICT use and needs. This panel will report on the results of a project to develop gender–specific indicators on ICT use, needs and impacts both for the information society as well as the broader knowledge society. These indicators are intended [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 14 of 42
  • 15. Day 1: Tuesday 11 Dec Time Activity / Session to assess, monitor and promote gender equality in employment, training, education and participation in the knowledge–based society, at national and international levels. In recognizing women's role as consumers and participants in the knowledge economy, as skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and producers, panellists will also address ways to measure, monitor and assess women's participation in the knowledge society, both qualitatively and quantitatively. This session will address the following key questions: Why is women’s participation important in developing a knowledge society? • What are the specific factors that affect women’s participation in the knowledge society? • What do we know about rates of women's participation at this time? • What steps can be taken in policy, programming and projects to promote greater • participation of women in a national knowledge society? Panellists: Nancy Hafkin (tbc), Senior Associate, WIGSAT Chat Garcia (tbc), Coordinator, WNSP, APC Pierre Montagnier (tbc), Information, Computer and Communications Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry OECD Moderator: Sophia Huyer, Executive Director WIGSAT and Member, Steering Committee, International Taskforce on Women and ICTs 14:00 to 15:30 EM3: Emerging Markets Session (tbc) Incubating Entrepreneurship: Developing World Tech Incubation Centres (Part 1) Parallel Session 8 This session will explore the policies, investment strategies (including public-private- partnerships), and how business support mechanisms, such as business incubators, both physical and virtual, can facilitate ICT-enabled innovation and entrepreneurship in the developing world. Panellists: TBA Moderator: TBA 14:00 to 15:30 ET2: Emerging Technologies Workshop Collaborative Tools and Techniques for Strengthening Networks (Part 1) Parallel Session 9 Many network or community-building events, whether large or small, often result in low levels of interaction among participants due to their design. Typically, members of the audience passively listen to speakers or panellists, with few opportunities for lengthy discussion or dialogue, leading to staid mono-directional conversations. Effective participation can be achieved through the use of collaborative tools, which can be employed prior to, during and after the event. This session provides a space for exchange of issues and ideas related to facilitating learning whether in the context of a network, community or team, face-to-face or virtual. Join this session to be introduced to facilitation techniques such as quot;Open Spacesquot;, “World Café”, quot;Speed Geek”; and collaborative tools such wikis, blogs, instant messaging (IM), mailing lists and social bookmarking. This workshop will address the following key questions: How can events be designed to enable stronger community and network strengthening? • Which are the methodologies that can facilitate learning and interaction? • Which collaborative tools work in which contexts? How are tools chosen? What are the • lessons? How can facilitation techniques and collaborative tools work effectively in combination? • [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 15 of 42
  • 16. Day 1: Tuesday 11 Dec Time Activity / Session Facilitators: Kemly Camacho, Sulá Batsú Margarita Salas, Program Officer, Sulá Batsú Lena Zuniga, Program Officer, Sulá Batsú Rohit K. Nepali, Executive Director, South Asia Partnership (SAP) International Shikha Shrestha, Program Officer, South Asia Partnership (SAP) International, Bellanet Bibhusan Bista, South Asia Partnership (SAP) International, Bellanet Abubaker Basajjabaka, Program Officer, AITEC Development, Bellanet Jacqueline Nnam, AITEC Development, Bellanet Vincent Waiswa Bagiire, AITEC Development Chris Messina, Ciziten Executive Officer, Citizen Agency Lucy Lamoureux, Coordinator, KM4Dev Refreshments & Networking 15:30 to 16:00 Parallel Sessions 16:00 to 17:30 16:00 to 17:30 EP3: Emerging People Session Making Community-Driven Networks a Reality Parallel Session 1 The growing importance of ICT for local communities and the slow progress in scaling-up provision of affordable access under current approaches have led to a drive to harness the potential of new network management and ownership models in combination with new technologies. This panel brings together practitioners, community actors and experienced regulators to draw attention to practical and scalable solutions for ensuring and sustaining local community access to ICT by demonstrating feasible community-driven networks emerging in Asia, Africa and Latin America. These networks are community initiated, owned and run as thriving enterprises, and have the potential to increase the viability of existing community ICT access - low-cost telephony and internet access, ICT tools and other services – which, in turn, facilitates local service development and communication for empowerment, e.g. through community radio and video. Panellists: Edwin San Roman, Former president of the Latin American telecom regulators’ association, Regulatel, and of Peru’s telecom regulator, (OSIPTEL) Zarah Almeida, Presenter from iREACH project in Cambodia Long Dimanche, Presenter from iREACH project in Cambodia Albert Nsengiyumva, Coordinator, Rwanda Education and Research Network Maicu Alvarado, Head of ICT for Development, CEPES (Peruvian Centre for Social Studies), Peru Bruce Girard, Director, Comunica Moderators: Radhika Lal, Policy Advisor, ICT for Poverty Reduction, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sean Ó Siochrú, Consultant , Nexus Research Cooperative 16:00 to 17:30 EM3: Emerging Markets Workshop (tbc) Incubating Entrepreneurship: Developing World Tech Incubation Centres (Part 2) Parallel Session 2 This workshop accompanies panel EM3. Facilitators: TBA 16:00 to 17:30 SS2: Special Cross-Cutting Session on Knowledge (tbc) Knowledge Management for Development – Innovations Lessons & Perspectives Parallel Session 3 A panel of Knowledge Management experts will discuss Indigenous knowledge, innovative approaches to learning, and ‘Knowledge as a Global Public Good’ with the objective of [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 16 of 42
  • 17. Day 1: Tuesday 11 Dec Time Activity / Session facilitating connections between people who can share knowledge and create meaning and understanding together. Panellists: TBA Moderator: TBA 16:00 to 17:30 ET3: Emerging Technologies Session Open Access: Sharing Research, Expanding Resources Parallel Session 4 In this practical workshop, panellists from Latin America, Asia and Africa will show how Open Access is a winning proposition for all by presenting their own, real experiences that will equip participants with the information, encouragement, and contacts to return to their own institutions as leaders in Open Access. Focusing on Institutional Repositories (IR) as a means to expand the research resources and networks of researchers and research institutions, participants will gain practical suggestions for designing an IR model for their own organisations and to address such topics as building organisational readiness; intellectual property and knowledge sharing issues; technical requirements; resource finding; content recruitment; and digitisation. Panellists: Dra. Dominique Babini, Coordinadora, Red de Bibliotecas Virtuales de Ciencieas Sociales Naina Pandita, Senior Technical Director, Ministry of Communications and IT, Department of Information Technology, National Informatics Centre, India Martie J. van Deventer, Portfolio Manager, CSIR’s Information Services, South Africa Moderator: Marjorie Whalen, Director, Research Information Management Service Division, International Development Research Centre Young Social Entrepreneurs’ Forum @ GK3 16:00 to 17:30 What You Always Wanted To Know From Funding Institutions … Parallel Session 5 “Hear it from the horse’s mouth” - commercial banks, donors, venture capitalists, Corporate Social Responsibility investors, microfinance institutions, share their priorities and requirements when granting funding. A must for fund seekers, as this is essential knowledge for deciphering who to approach and how. 16:00 to 17:30 ET4: Emerging Technologies Session Making Communities Disaster Resilient Parallel Session 6 Since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, an alliance of civil society and private sector organisations have been striving to develop a robust solution for strengthening community resilience in the face of natural disasters. Efforts have ranged from technological innovation, such as remotely activated warning devices, to field simulations. Initiated pilot projects can now provide real data to support implementation. Panellists intend to share learning for regional scaling-up of these pilots. This session will address the following key questions: How can the essential public good of hazard warning be produced in adequate • quantities and quality? Why do governments appear to have other priorities? • How can communities organise themselves to become disaster resilient? • How can the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) be successfully implemented in a multi- • technology, multi-language, multi-country environment like the Bay of Bengal region? Panellists: Vinya Ariyaratne, Executive Director, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 17 of 42
  • 18. Day 1: Tuesday 11 Dec Time Activity / Session Natasha Udu-gama, Former Consultant, Sarvodaya Community-based Disaster Management Centre Nuwan Waidyanatha, Project Manager, LIRNEasia Mothilal de Silva, General Manager, Corporate Planning, Quality Systems, MIS & Corporate Development, Dialog Telekom Mala Rao, Manager Closed User Group Solution, WorldSpace Corporation (India) Moderator: Rohan Samarajiva, Executive Director, LIRNEasia 16:00 to 17:30 EP4: Emerging People Session Creating Opportunity: Basic IT skills as a Springboard to Jobs Parallel Session 7 This session will feature NGO practitioners who have become a major force in developing innovative and successful strategies for delivering IT skills training that meets the needs of their local communities in employability, and for starting a business. These strategies also satisfy demands by employers as well as provide lifelong learning opportunities in ICT for adults, youth and disadvantaged communities, and are welcomed by industry and governmental leaders shaping programmes and policies, including for telecentres, as key drivers in national workforce initiatives. This session will address the following key questions: What are the best practices for IT training programmes that lead to effective • employability? How can IT skills be made most relevant to local contexts? • What is the role of telecentres within the ecosystem of other community organisations, • for profit training centers, and government services? How can public-private partnerships and public policies support IT skills building as part • of lifelong learning? Panellists: David Rojas, OAS (POETA Project) Representative, Project Harmony (tba) Representative, AjialCom, Morocco (tba) Marc Botella, Esplai Moderator: Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Global Community Affairs, Microsoft Corporation 16:00 to 17:30 EM4: Emerging Markets Session (tbc) Rural Societies, Technologies and Languages in Africa Parallel Session 8 One formidable obstacle to ICT diffusion is language. In 2005, only 20% of all Web sites in the world were in languages other than English, and most of these were in Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese. Less than ten percent of people in larger regions of Africa are English-literate while the rest, more than two billion, speak languages that are sparsely represented on the Web. As a result, the many people in these regions have little use for computers, and in turn, have little means to drive market demands for computer applications in their language. This session tackles the difficulties associated with access to ICT as a result of limitation of language. Panellists will demonstrate how African research universities are working on various techniques to promote greater access to and usage of ICT, including developing prototypes, and explore potential technologies that can be adapted for rural communities in Africa such as mobile commerce (m-commerce). Panellists: Maurice Tadajeu, Professor, Universite de Yaounde, Cameroon Adama Samassekou, President of Maaya – the World Network for Linguistic Diversity, World Network for Linguistic Diversity Brian Richardson (tbc), Managing Director, Wizzit Bank [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 18 of 42
  • 19. Day 1: Tuesday 11 Dec Time Activity / Session Moderator: Aida Opoku-Mensah, Director, ICT and Science & Technology Division (ISTD), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa 16:00 to 17:30 ET2: Emerging Technologies Workshop Collaborative Tools and Techniques for Strengthening Networks (Part 2) Parallel Session 9 Many network or community-building events, whether large or small, often result in low levels of interaction among participants due to their design. Typically, members of the audience passively listen to speakers or panellists, with few opportunities for lengthy discussion or dialogue, leading to staid mono-directional conversations. Effective participation can be achieved through the use of collaborative tools, which can be employed prior to, during and after the event. This session provides a space for exchange of issues and ideas related to facilitating learning whether in the context of a network, community or team, face-to-face or virtual. Join this session to be introduced to facilitation techniques such as quot;Open Spacesquot;, “World Café”, quot;Speed Geek”; and collaborative tools such wikis, blogs, instant messaging (IM), mailing lists and social bookmarking. This workshop will address the following key questions: How can events be designed to enable stronger community and network strengthening? • Which are the methodologies that can facilitate learning and interaction? • Which collaborative tools work in which contexts? How are tools chosen? What are the • lessons? How can facilitation techniques and collaborative tools work effectively in combination? • Facilitators: Kemly Camacho, Sulá Batsú Margarita Salas, Program Officer, Sulá Batsú Lena Zuniga, Program Officer, Sulá Batsú Rohit K. Nepali, Executive Director, South Asia Partnership (SAP) International Shikha Shrestha, Program Officer, South Asia Partnership (SAP) International, Bellanet Bibhusan Bista, South Asia Partnership (SAP) International, Bellanet Abubaker Basajjabaka, Program Officer, AITEC Development, Bellanet Jacqueline Nnam, AITEC Development, Bellanet Vincent Waiswa Bagiire, AITEC Development Chris Messina, Ciziten Executive Officer, Citizen Agency Lucy Lamoureux, Coordinator, KM4Dev Close of Day 1 17:30 GK3 Gala Dinner 19:30 to 22:00 Stockholm Challenge – GKP Awards 2007 African Information Society Initiative (AISI) – GKP Media Awards 2007 [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 19 of 42
  • 20. Day 2: Wednesday 12 Dec Wednesday, 12 December 2007 GK3 Exhibition Hub & IdeaFactory - Creative City Exhibition open 08:00 to 19:00 Time Activity / Session Commencement of Day 2 08:45 to 09:00 Introduction to the Emerging People Plenary M.S. Swaminathan, Founder and Chairman, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation 09:00 to 10:30 EPP: Emerging People Plenary New Jobs and Employment Opportunities ICT and the advent of the knowledge economy have led to knowledge-intensive activities in production and services based on technical and scientific advances. The distinguishing feature is that the key component of a knowledge economy is greater reliance on intellectual capabilities compared to physical inputs or natural resources. Do countries have the necessary education and skilled people who can use knowledge to innovate and create economic value? Are dynamic information infrastructures prevailing to facilitate effective communication, dissemination and processing of information? Are incentives in place to encourage efficient use of existing and new knowledge, and to enable entrepreneurship to flourish? To what extent is employment created by ICT and knowledge? This panel will provide evidence and explore ways in which new ICT industries, skills and competencies generate entrepreneurial capacities, employment opportunities, as well as new social and economic issues and challenges. This session will address the following key questions: How are new employment opportunities being created in different parts of the world? • What is the nature of these new emerging jobs: in what specific sectors, and what are • the requisite skills for these new jobs? What strategies are governments and the private sector using to harness these • opportunities for citizens? How does this affect national economic growth issues and tackle migration challenges • from the South to the North? Panellists: Nadia H. Hegazy, Minister Advisor, Ministry of Communication and IT, Egypt Jyrki Pulikkinen, Senior Advisor, Information Society for Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland Paulo Tigre, Professor of Industrial Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil Juan Carlos Samovia (tbc), Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) Pamela Passman, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft Corporation Moderator: Walter Fust, Chair of the Global Knowledge Partnership Executive Committee and Director- General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Refreshments & Networking 10:30 to 11:00 Parallel Sessions 11:00 to 12:30 11:00 to 12:30 EP5: Emerging People Session BBC World Debate - The Future of Learning: Appropriate Technology Parallel Session 1 This is a debate between those who see technology as being a means of fast-tracking development and those who would rather concentrate on fixing the ‘basic needs’ first. For example, the idea of providing every child with a computer as a resource to change education and learning has always generated great interest and controversy. As long as it was perceived simply as an idea, it remained within the sphere of academic and intellectual speculation. The creation of a low-cost laptop computer by the Media Lab at MIT and the establishment of ‘One-Laptop-Per-Child’ as a non-for profit company to manufacture and distribute it, turned this idea into a reality and, thus, into a hot and controversial topic for researchers, policy makers and governments as well as for private sector and technology [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 20 of 42
  • 21. Day 2: Wednesday 12 Dec Time Activity / Session corporations. Nicholas Negroponte has led the creation of the device and generated strong reactions from both hardware and software manufacturers. Intel has its Classmate Laptop computer in small pilot initiatives in several Latin American countries, including, Brazil and Costa Rica. Joining the fray now are India and China. This session will bring together some of the expert thinkers and policy makers to lead the debate on key aspects of this controversial revolution with members of agencies and development banks that either support or question these projects. The aim is to contribute to knowledge sharing and open dialogue to better understand this major change in educational and investment policy as well as to bring some balance and meaning to the current discussions on the topic. The debate will be recorded for broadcast by BBC World TV as part of its World Debate series. These debates reach weekly audiences over four time zones of more than 93 million in English. Panellists: Martha Stone Wiske, Professor of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Others TBA Moderator: Zeinab Badawi, Broadcaster and Trustee, BBC World Service Trust, UK 11:00 to 12:30 ET5: Emerging Technologies Session Transforming Publishing Practices to Enhance Access to Acknowledge for Parallel Session 2 Development Existing international copyright regime is known to hinder distribution and access to knowledge in developing countries. With the advent of the Internet and latest innovations in ICT, new advocates have emerged to campaign for the introduction of greater copyright flexibility. Flexible licensing models which have surfaced, such as ‘Creative Commons’, are being applied as alternative ways to promote and facilitate access to knowledge. This session brings together practitioners from the publishing industry as well as intellectual property and copyright specialists to draw benefits from flexible licensing. This session will address the following key questions: What role does licensing play in facilitating knowledge flow? Is flexible licensing likely to • bring potential benefits to knowledge transfer? What evidence are we looking for? If flexible licensing does indeed provide benefits, how is it to be implemented in • practice? How does one go about changing business practices? Who pays for what, and at what • stage? Do some business models bring better value for consumers or are some of the newer • ones actually driving total costs up? Panellists: Francis Pinter, Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, UK Bob Young, CEO and Founder of lulu.com Brian Wafawarowa, Managing Director New Africa Books and Chair of APNET, South Africa Sisule Musungu, Post-Doctoral Associate in Law, Yale Law School, USA Moderator: Rob Robertson, Special Advisor (Law & Development), International Development Research Centre, Canada 11:00 to 12:30 EP6: Emerging People Session 6 (tbc) Changing Media and Citizen Participation Parallel Session 3 This panel will bring together the emerging stars of the citizen’s media sector in the global arena to highlight the bridges which bloggers build, the work they do in the human rights field and how they train the next generation of emerging journalists – even in quite closed [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 21 of 42
  • 22. Day 2: Wednesday 12 Dec Time Activity / Session societies such as Iran. They work across cultures and languages. They are often early warning systems for political, human rights and development issues, and are newsmakers in their own right, connecting bottom up communication with mainstream news. This session will address the following key questions: What are new and innovative ways of training citizens to become journalists in countries • whose administration exert censorship? How are stories from one culture innovatively brought to another across continents and • languages, and how is citizen media impacting on development and human rights issues? How are the Internet and social software applications developed in the North plugging • local development initiatives in the South to the global plane? How are free and freely available software and tools - such as blogging platforms and • mobile phones - being used innovatively in the absence of widely accessible platforms and info-structure? Panellists: Dan Gillmore, Author “We the Media. Grassroots journalism for the People By the People” Ethan Zuckerman, Co-Founder Global Voice, Berkman Center, Harvard Ory Okolloh, Blogger at Kenya Pundit, Global Voices Sina Motalebi, Editor, ZigZag Magazine, World Service Trust Moderator: Lucy Hooberman, Innovation Executive, BBC Innovation / World Service Trust 11:00 to 12:30 SS3: Special Cross-Cutting Session on the Future (tbc) Futurist’s Perspectives Parallel Session 4 More details will be published in due course. Panellists: TBA Moderator: TBA 11:00 to 12:30 EP7: Emerging People Session (tbc) Linking Education – Experiences with National ICT Programmes for Education Parallel Session 5 This panel answers the question “How can successful local initiatives in ICT in education be linked up to national education programmes?” by linking a number of ongoing projects to larger scale government initiatives for integrating ICT. These include Burkina Faso, Namibia and Zambia in Africa; while Bolivia and Costa Rica also make interesting efforts to apply ICT on a national scale. These countries are supported through a number of GKP members and other partners such as the Omar Dengo Foundation, Global E-schools Initiative and IICD. Panellists: Ronald Kim, Senior Operations Officer, Knowledge and Human Development Group, World Bank Institute Afzal Sher (tbc), Director, SPIDER Representative, Government Costa Rica (tba) Representative, Government Zambia (tba) Representative, Omar Dengo Foundation (tba) Moderator: Stijn van der Krogt, Team Leader Country Programmes, International Institute for Communication & Development (IICD) [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 22 of 42
  • 23. Day 2: Wednesday 12 Dec Time Activity / Session Young Social Entrepreneurs’ Clinic: You Ask, They Answer … 11:00 to 12:30 Parallel Session 6 (By invitation only) Eight eminent personalities from various backgrounds wait to share their thoughts, learning and tips with young social entrepreneurs – in small-group question & answer sessions driven by the participants. Get ready to ask! 11:00 to 12:30 EM5: Emerging Markets Session Partnerships, Networks and the Next Generation of Telecentres Parallel Session 7 As the telecentre movement shifts its focus from access to a new generation of value-added rural services, there is a deeper emphasis on building partnerships across sectors. Collaborations between global corporations, international funders, national governments and grassroots organisations are on the rise. This panel will draw on four partnership success stories - telecentre.org; the government of India's Common Service Centres (CSC) programme; CDI in Uruguay; and the One Roof Network - that demonstrate the value and effectiveness of different collaborative models. This session will address the following key questions: Why are these kinds of partnerships needed? • What does each of the partners get out of this sort of collaboration? • What do they have to put into the partnership? • Do these partnerships really produce better results? • Panellists: Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Global Community Affairs, Microsoft Corporation Aruna Sundararajan, CEO, Common Service Centres Initiative, Government of India Julia Peruzzi, CDI Uruguay Representative, One Roof (tba) Moderator: Mark Surman, Former Director, telecentre.org 11:00 to 12:30 EM6: Emerging Markets Session (tbc) Computer Games for Global Development: Fact or Fiction? Parallel Session 8 This session features a presentation and discussion on the unique opportunities of interactive media as embodied by video games. Panellists will examine video game technology as a platform for education, creativity, innovation, communication, and discovery, and the importance of using this technology for global development. This session will address the following key questions: How are video games different from any other educational platform? Why is this medium • important? In what ways can the world make use of interactive digital media? • What barriers currently prevent proper exploitation of this medium for learning • purposes? How can we tear down such barriers? • Panellists: TBA Moderator: Klaus Stoll, President, Fundación ChasquiNet, Ecuador 11:00 to 12:30 ET6: Emerging Technologies Session Teleuse at the Bottom of the Pyramid (Part 1) Parallel Session 9 Join this interactive quiz show, which will include a video segment describing a ~9,000 respondent survey conducted among the low social economic class populations (SEC D&E) [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 23 of 42
  • 24. Day 2: Wednesday 12 Dec Time Activity / Session populations in five countries in Asia, a segment on popular misconceptions, a quiz with two teams and audience participation and a concluding segment, also supported by video content on policy implications. A mobile user survey by the LIRNE.NET Latin America and Caribbean network, DIRSI, will also be launched during this session. This session will address the following key questions: What are the misconceptions about teleuse (including Internet) at the Bottom of the • Pyramid (BOP)? What is the exact nature of demand at the BOP (in terms of using common facilities; • getting connected; keeping connected)? What strategic behaviors do users at the BOP engage in? • What policy and regulatory barriers stand in the way of the BOP being served? • Panellists: Ayesha Zainudeen, Researcher and Assistant to the Executive Director, LIRNEasia Judith Mariscal, Project Leader and Research Director (DIRSI), and Professor, Centre for Economic Teaching and Research (CIDE), Mexico Alison Gillwald, Researcher, LINK Centre and Research Director, Research ICT Africa! Moderator: Nalaka Gunawardene, Director, TVE Asia Pacific 11:00 to 12:30 EP8: Emerging People Session Knowledge Transfer for Development - Approaches to Community Empowerment and Parallel Session 10 Future Strategies This panel will explore issues in providing equal opportunity to marginalised communities, how to empower them with knowledge and skills, using techniques that have worked from a variety of perspectives: Research: exploring how Community Informatics provide insight into how to develop • sustainable and transferable processes for applying ICT to empower community; Practice: seeing how ICT have been used for knowledge transfer as a basis for rural • economic development in Bangladesh; Practice: providing insight into appropriate and sustainable business strategies, and • support for enabling participation of women and empowering them in development of Mauritius businesses; and Strategies for Future: Knowledge Transactions Mechanisms and investment efficiency • in Development. This session will address the following key questions: What is the Role of K4D & ICT4D in Empowerment? • What are the Tools & Techniques for K4D & ICT4D that have worked? • What should be the policies, strategies, standards, customisation guidelines and • corresponding implications on Development? What is the impact versus unknowns, and how do we measure the effectiveness of • these initiatives? Panellists: Michael Gurstein, Executive Director, CCIRDT Nareen Sukurdeep, Productivity Consultant, National Productivity & Competitiveness Council, Mauritius Reza Salim, Project Director, Amader Gram ICT4D Project, Bangladesh Friendship Education Society H. Sundaresan, Director, Friday Solutions Private Limited, India P. Ramanujan (tbc), Group Co-ordinator, Indian Heritage Group, C-DAC, Bangalore, India Moderator: TBA [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 24 of 42
  • 25. Day 2: Wednesday 12 Dec Time Activity / Session 11:00 to 12:30 EM7: Emerging Markets Session Emerging Knowledge Opportunities (The Progress of ICT in Asia-Pacific and Other Parallel Session 11 Parts of the World) This session will launch two of Orbicom's research publications published jointly with IDRC: quot;Digital Review of Asia-Pacificquot;, and quot;Emerging Knowledge Opportunities: Monitoring Infostates for Developmentquot;. Panellists will explain the relationship and impact of ICT products, industries and overall Infostates on the emergence and growth of new markets, including parallel evolution of labour markets, with particular emphasis on the role of women, and across countries at different stages of development. The completely updated edition of the Digital Review of Asia Pacific reports on how ICT are being used in 30 Asia Pacific countries for development. Panellists will also address the regional dynamics and challenges in promoting the building of a people-centered, development-oriented and inclusive information society and present research outcomes in the use of ICT in risk communication, mobile and wireless communications, intellectual property, localisation, as well as an overview of ICT4D in Asia Pacific. Panellists: Danny Butt, Partner, Suma Media Consulting, New Zealand Rajesh Sreenivasan, Partner, Rajah & Tann, Singapore Alison Gillwald, LINK Centre, University of the Witwaters and Research ICT Africa George Sciadas, Fellow-in-Residence, IDRC Moderator: Claude-Yves Charron, Secretary General, Orbicom Lunch & Networking 12:30 to 14:00 Creativity on Demand: It’s Possible! 13:00 to 13:30 A presentation on the innovative industrial idea production process of BrainStore, implemented at GK3 to find ideas that lead to a world of entrepreneurs by 2020. Parallel Sessions 14:00 to 15:30 14:00 to 15:30 ET7: Emerging Technologies Session The Future of Access Parallel Session 1 What will the immediate and long-term future of access look like? Some service and communication providers operate under the engineering assumption that bandwidth and storage costs will continue to decline. Should remote locations and mobile access no longer remain barriers to the growth and development on network access, access should then increase where customers are concerned. This panel discusses market dynamics, technology developments, legal and regulatory issues, and the role of public and private sectors in ensuring access to networks in the future. Panellists: Hamadoun I. Touré (tbc), Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Monique Morrow, Distinguished Consulting Engineer and Asia-Pacific Service Provider Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Ross O'Brien, Managing Director, Hong Kong, Economic Intelligence Unit, The Economist Alison Gillwald, LINK Centre, University of the Witwaters and Research ICT Africa Moderator: Steve Song, Director Connectivity Africa and the Acacia Programme, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) 14:00 to 15:30 ET8: Emerging Technologies Session Innovative Technology for Community Access Parallel Session 2 This panel will present how telecentres can address social, economic, political and educational priorities for rural communities. The panel will explore how telecentres can act as a bridge between rural and urban communities, and how this is redefining the very concept of [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 25 of 42
  • 26. Day 2: Wednesday 12 Dec Time Activity / Session what telecentres can do. It will demonstrate that telecentres’ impact goes beyond the technology itself to bring valuable social, economic, political and educational resources for the rural communities they serve. This session will address the following key questions: What social impacts are policy makers hoping to derive when they invest in public • access computing? What is the scale and landscape of socially-oriented public access computing • programmes around the world? What early evidence is there about social impacts in this area? Is the evidence good or • bad? What questions should researchers explore to dig deeper in this area? • Panellists: Chris Coward, Director of the University of Washington Center for Internet Studies/Lecturer at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington Ananya Raihan (tbc), Executive Director, D.Net (Development Research Network) Teresa Peters (tbc), Gates Foundation Library Program Rodrigo Garrido (tbc), Instituto de Informatica Educativa, Universidad de la Frontera, Chile Moderator: Mark Surman, Former Director, telecentre.org 14:00 to 15:30 EP9: Emerging People Session Creating a New Strategy for Gender in the Information Society: Empowering Women in Parallel Session 3 ICT The International Taskforce on Women and ICT (ITF) help ICT4D stakeholders understand “what’s in it for me” in supporting a policy of gender inclusion and how gender initiatives can be tweaked to achieve an increased likelihood of short and long term success. Participants are invited to provide inputs in becoming part of the solution, informing the panel of their issues and creating an international dialogue that can continue through the conference and beyond. This session will address the following key questions: What drives innovation and creativity in emerging high tech cities? • What draws investment in local companies? What draws global companies? • Who wins and who loses? Is high tech growth good for everyone in these cities? • Does the high tech economy make these cities more sustainable and livable? • Panellists: Nancy Pascall, Gender Policy Coordinator, Information Society and Media Directorate General, European Commission, Belgium Gloria Bonder, Chair, UNESCO Women, Science and Technology in Latin America, Argentina Kio Chung Kim, Executive Director, APEC Women’s e-Biz Center, Asian Pacific Women’s Information Network Center (APWINC), Korea Moderator: Claudia Morrell, Secretariat Chair, International Taskforce on Women and ICT 14:00 to 15:30 SS4: Special Cross-Cutting Session on Policy (tbc) Parallel Session 4 A joint session by GKP and the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID) Panellists: TBA [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 26 of 42
  • 27. Day 2: Wednesday 12 Dec Time Activity / Session Moderator: TBA 14:00 to 15:30 EM8: Emerging Markets Session Social Outsourcing and Fair Trade in IT Parallel Session 5 There is an ever-growing market for IT outsourcing. But how can we use this for developmental purposes? This session points the way by promoting experiences of quot;social outsourcingquot; of IT. It will draw on both local examples and global examples to identify benefits for clients that combine corporate social responsibility and cost savings, and benefits for social enterprise suppliers. These benefits not only add to improving livelihoods but carry the potential to break gender and urban biases associated with quot;normalquot; IT outsourcing. This session also introduced the concept of “Social Outsourcing” which is a new market-driven phenomenon to deliver a quot;triple-winquot; for economy, responsibility, and development. This session will address the following key questions: What is social outsourcing of IT? • How can social outsourcing benefit corporate clients? • How can social outsourcing benefit development communities? • What can we all do to promote social outsourcing? • Panellists: Simon Healy, CEO, OrphanIT Souphalak Souksavath, Digital Divide Data, Laos Saloni Malhotra, Team Leader, DesiCrew Solutions Moderator : Richard Heeks, Coordinator, Development Informatics Group, University of Manchester, UK 14:00 to 15:30 EP10: Emerging People Session Empowering Grassroots Women for Good Governance through Community Media Parallel Session 6 This session seeks to raise awareness on women’s participation in good governance through Community Radio (CR), by promoting knowledge sharing on ICT4D from the grassroots on issues such as poverty reduction, water management, and education. Panellists bring input from the 7th World Social Forum, held in Nairobi, Kenya, January 2007 and demonstrate how women have been able to contribute towards the achievement of the millennium development goals (MDGs) hence, substantiating women’s participation and inclusion as key factors in the development of truly democratic information societies. This session will address the following key questions: How are new technologies facilitating women’s participation in setting public agenda and • how does CR become useful in promoting women’s participation in good governance? How does CR enhance inclusion and participation of women’s role as citizens in their • communities and make their voices heard? How do community media make a difference in highlighting women’s contribution to the • achievement of the millennium development goals? How can stakeholders increase scale of impact? What policies make community media and local ICT applications more effective in • developing women’s social and political participation? Panellists: Bianca Miglioretto, Programme Officer, ISIS Manila, Philippines Doris Dery, Producer AMARC WIN, Radio Progres Ghana Argentina Olivas, Vice President WIN LAC, Mujeres en Conexion, Nicaragua Tamara Aqrabwe, Producer AMARC WIN MENA, WIN, Jordan Moderator: Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, Senior Programme Associate, International Women’s Tribune Centre [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 27 of 42
  • 28. Day 2: Wednesday 12 Dec Time Activity / Session 14:00 to 15:30 EP11: Emerging People Session Facilitating Innovative Approach to Community Development Parallel Session 7 Panellists in this session will share a research methodology implemented by a multi- disciplinary and multi-stakeholder team as well as the research results accomplished in Moldova during April to November 2007 for a particular approach to Community Development. Participants are expected to engage in active simulation to fully understand this innovative approach, in order to discuss and value-add to the process of establishing best practices to ensure youth involvement in community development. This session will address the following key questions: How do we empower Youth Leaders and communities through inclusion? • What does multi-disciplinary or multi-stakeholder learning and creativity for innovation • involve? What technology policies must be considered for Community Development? • How can national dialogue platforms for different stakeholders and community groups • help? Panellists: Vladimir Radunovic, Program Coordinator, Internet Governance Capacity Building Program, DiploFoundation, Malta Adela Danciu, Expert with the IT&C Commission in the Chamber of Deputies of Romania, APTI Elena Jidobin, ILO/AIDS National Project Coordinator in Moldova Moderators: Veronica Cretu, CMB Training Center Nicu Cretu, CMB Training Center Commentator: Eva Tanner, DiploFoundation, Malta 14:00 to 15:30 EM9: Emerging Markets Session ICT From Village to Country and Country to Globe Parallel Session 8 This session will draw attention to the inclusion of Community-Based Electronic Resource Centres (CBRC) in village-provincial-country development plans and the use of ICT for sustainable development and boosting commerce. These resource centres and the knowledge networks and portals they house, are crucial for disseminating knowledge on particular culture, biodiversity, ethnic groups and for highlighting the indigenous knowledge of mountain people. CBRCs enable village communities to take charge of their own village development through the use of ICT. This session will address the following key questions: How can technology-based interventions such as electronic resource centres, networks, • and portals facilitate economic advancement? What is the potential and benefits of the CBRCs for improving quality of life for villagers • and underserved, as well as the scalability and its policy dimension to increase the outreach and benefits? How can Community-Based Electronic Resource Centres (CBRC) leverage the • phenomenon of development at different levels? What degree of importance is there on local portals and networks in developing valuable • information to a broader audience? Panellists: Izhar Ali Hunzai, General Manager, Aga khan Rural Support Programme, Gilgit, Northern Areas Fozia Zahid, Gender specialist, Aga Khan Education Services Pakistan Sher Alam, Chairman, Karakoram Area Development Organization [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 28 of 42
  • 29. Day 2: Wednesday 12 Dec Time Activity / Session Shah Ahmed, Coordinator Education, Communication and Knowledge Management, IUCN, Islamabad Moderator: Ghulam Amin Beg, Head IUCN 14:00 to 15:30 EP12: Emerging People Session (tbc) Building Knowledge Societies, what makes the difference? People or Policies in Parallel Session 9 Africa? The ICT sector is currently witnessing unprecedented growth and impacting every layer of society. The emergence of the knowledge society is also underpinned by strong science and technology base. This session focuses on the key characteristics of the information and knowledge society in Africa, examining how people can be empowered in this kind of society. Policies, although relevant, are to a large extent, dependent on people. Panellists will show the need for a holistic approach and new strategies for empowering people, particularly rural communities in Africa, by examining key trends, as well as the mainstreaming of ICT in poverty reduction and in people’s livelihoods. This session will address the following key questions: What are the key features of the knowledge and information Society in Africa? • Can knowledge and information transform African societies? If so how? • What will make the difference? People or Policies? • How can people be empowered in the Information and Knowledge societies? • Panellists: Cheick Modibo Diarra (tbc), Chairman, Microsoft Africa Yam Nyarko, Professor, New York University The Hon. Thandi Shongwe, Minister, Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Communication, Swaziland Fatimata Seye Sylla, President, Bokk Jang Bokk Jeff Moderator: Abdoulie Janneh, UN Under-Secretary General/Executive Secretary, UNECA 14:00 to 15:30 ET9: Emerging Technologies Session Multi-Stakeholderism in Internet Governance (a look at ICANN and IGF) Parallel Session 10 This session looks at multi-stakeholder processes within international negotiations, concentrating on inclusion as the solution and way forward. Both Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) have been built upon the idea of including participation by all stakeholders in two areas that may not be accustomed to such openness - the business-government area and the UN. This session will showcase how they are able to operate alongside and contribute to the global negotiations processes. This session will also benefit from the Internet Governance Forum held in Rio de Janeiro, in November 2007. This session will address the following key questions: Are multi-stakeholder processes a viable solution in international negotiations? • Can the experience developed in Internet governance be used in other fields of • international affairs? What are lessons learnt so far from ICANN and IGF? • Panellists: Theresa Swinehart (tbc), Vice President, ICANN Mohammed Sharil Tarmizi, Former Government Advisory Committee (GAC) Chair, ICANN Anne Rachel Inne (tbc), Global Strategic Partnership-Africa, ICANN Markus Kummer, Head of IGF Secretariat, IGF Secretariat [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 29 of 42
  • 30. Day 2: Wednesday 12 Dec Time Activity / Session Moderator: Amr Alloway, First Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt Refreshments & Networking 15:30 to 16:00 16:00 to 17:30 CCP: Cross-Cutting Plenary Visions of the Future This session will reveal key trends in the interplay of people, markets and technologies. Join a panel of futurists, analysts and decision makers who will share their visions of the future and the impact on the world. How will Web 2.0, networked innovation, social networking as well as new ways of learning and creativity shape globalisation in the next decade? Come, listen and tell us! Panellists: TBA Moderator: TBA Young Social Entrepreneurs' Forum: I Pitch for YSEI Funding 16:00 to 17:30 Parallel Activity Five selected youth-led social enterprises in early development stage will be able to fast-track their applications to become YSEI Innovators 2008, a position rewarded with a USD15,000 loan from the Youth Social Enterprise Initiative (YSEI) Fund. Experts will provide feedback, the public will vote and all participants will take home their own learning experience. Close of Day 2 17:30 Hakuna Matata: A Social Entrepreneurs’ Night 19:00 to 22:00 [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 30 of 42
  • 31. Day 3: Thursday 13 Dec Thursday, 13 December 2007 GK3 Exhibition Hub open 08:00 to 19:00 Time Activity / Session Commencement of Day 3 08:45 to 09:00 Introductions 09:00 to 10:30 ETP: Emerging Technologies Plenary The Future of the Internet: Opportunities and Risks The Internet is THE infrastructure of modern society. It is everywhere, from simple daily Skype-chat to the transfer of billion of dollars through Swift; from running small businesses to hosting the infrastructure of governments and multilateral organisations. You name it and you will find it. It is not surprising that we are all interested in the future of the Internet. The Internet is the convergence point between peoples, markets and technologies. Internet users are keen to see how the Internet will affect their lives. So far, the Web has impacted our daily routine in how we work, live and entertain. Will the future bring more of the same or something different? Are we moving towards spaces where the border between the virtual and the real becomes seamless? The Internet has profoundly impacted global economies and markets. Thousand of new companies, including giants such as Google, Yahoo and Skype, have appeared in a matter of a few years. The Internet opened enormous opportunities for small businesses and made it possible for people with ideas to realise them on the market. How will this trend develop in the future? What will good business investment consist of in the future Internet: social networking, virtual reality or something new? Will creative people have the same chances to realise their ideas on the future Internet as they have today? Dilemmas about the future technological development of the Internet are already with us. The growing popularity of video and other bandwidth-demanding services such as YouTube and Second Life strain the Internet architecture. Can the current Internet architecture sustain the increasing demand for bandwidth? Or will we need to replace it with a new infrastructure? Researchers and scientists worldwide are working on projects to ensure the technological future of the Internet. Some projects are aimed at strengthening the current Internet. Others are exploring new solutions such as next generation networks, Internet II or Grid. The importance of the Internet for modern life makes governance issues highly relevant. Like any other technology, the Internet mirrors society. Societal problems also exist on the Internet, including crime, theft and child pornography. On top of these, new governance issues are triggered by the Internet such as spam and identity management. The more the Internet is integrated into the fabric of modern society, the more its governance becomes important. This session will address the following key questions: Will the future Internet further change the way we live and what might be the nature of • those changes? Can current Internet architecture sustain the increasing demand for bandwidth (video, • virtual reality)? Do we need a new Internet? Will we have two “Internets” – a new broadband Internet • with video and new services, and the old Internet for e-mail and the Web? Will future Internet developments become a source of new divisions or a bridge between • existing ones? Who will govern the future Internet(s)? How can public and development interests be protected? • What will remain of the initial and informal spirit of Internet governance established by • scientists and Internet communities? What influence will governments have? Panellists: Joi Ito (tbc), President and Founder, Neoteny Co., Ltd. Japan and Vice President of International Business and Mobile Devices, Technorati Inc. Lynn St Amour(tbc), President and CEO of the Internet Society (ISOC) Valerie D’Costa (tbc), Program Manager, Information for Development (infoDev), World Bank [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 31 of 42
  • 32. Day 3: Thursday 13 Dec Time Activity / Session Moderator: Hamadoun I. Touré (tbc), Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Refreshments & Networking 10:30 to 11:00 Parallel Sessions 11:00 to 12:30 11:00 to 12:30 EP13: Emerging People Session e-Agriculture - Continuing Dialogue to Action Parallel Session 1 This session combines a moderated panel discussion, with key presentations to provide background on previous work in e-Agriculture. Key issues to be raised for consideration are the unique factors related to enhancing sustainable agricultural development and food security by improving the use of information, communication, and associated technologies in the sector. This session will address the following key questions: What is the policy dimension of e-Agriculture today, and how might this change in the • future? Where are the limitations in the use of ICT in rural development? • What are the biggest constraints to the expansion of e-Agriculture? • How can organisations join forces in an economically smart way to increase working • capacities and efficiency? Panellists: M.S. Swaminathan (tbc), Founder and Chairman, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation Aida Opoku-Mensah, Director, ICT and Science & Technology Division (ISTD), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Anton Mangstl, Director, Knowledge Exchange and Capacity Building Division (KCE), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Manish Pandey, Deputy General Manager, KATALYST Julian Petersen (tbc), Director, ACCREA, Argentina Moderator: Anriette Esterhuysen, Executive Director, Association for Progressive Communications 11:00 to 12:30 ET10: Emerging Technologies Session Health Outcomes: The Role of ICT Applications, Standards and Practices Parallel Session 2 In trials around the world, ICT have shown tremendous potential for improving healthcare. This panel will examine the key issues in transforming these isolated experiences into broader realities. Panellists will explore the changing health landscapes and realities in developing countries and discuss the growth in ICT and applications, highlighting specific ICT-enabled solutions to healthcare problems. They will also engage with session participants to tackle practical concerns associated with standards and interoperability of health systems - including the role of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) – with the aim of achieving better health outcomes with ICT. Panellists: Shariq Khoja, Assistant Professor , Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Pakistan Molly Cheah, President, Open Source Health Care Alliance (OSHCA), Malaysia Pammla Petrucka, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Chris Seebregts, Biomedical Informatics Research Division, Medical Research Council, South Africa Moderator: Michael Clarke, Director of ICT4D, International Development Research Centre 11:00 to 12:30 SS5: Special Cross-Cutting Session on Education Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships in Education: A Step Forward Parallel Session 3 [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 32 of 42
  • 33. Day 3: Thursday 13 Dec Time Activity / Session Education empowers people to make lasting positive improvements in their lives. Every individual has a basic human right to Education. In recognition of this, UNESCO is mandated to lead to coordinate efforts by various sectors to ensure that the six goals of Education for All (EFA) are met by 2015. These goals were set in the year 2000 and we have almost reached the halfway mark. Whilst progress has been made all over the world, we are still far from reaching the goals. Progress towards achieving EFA goals varies from country to country and in some cases within the country itself. However, common challenges that were evident amongst most countries was how to reach the marginalised groups left out of the school system and how to improve the quality of education. In order to address these challenges, there is a need to leverage on the key strengths from various stakeholders in the educational dialogue to push forward the EFA agenda. The Global Education Initiative (GEI) established during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2003 takes on this challenge through a proven model of public- private partnerships (PPP) that combines the strengths of government, the private sector and civil society stakeholders to advance the accessibility of education for all. This special roundtable is a collaboration between GKP, UNESCO and WEF with the objective of highlighting the importance and potential of multi-stakeholder partnerships for Education (MSP4E) to achieve EFA, as well as to explore potential multi-stakeholder partnerships among the organisations working in education that are attending GK3 towards realising the EFA vision. Some successful examples of MSP4E will be presented from the experiences of GKP, UNESCO and WEF and participants will explore partnership building potential. Participants of this roundtable should be organisations specializing in or focusing on education and are ready to engage in concrete multi-stakeholder partnerships to enable EFA. Chair: Abdul Waheed Khan, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO Presenters & Facilitators: Clotilde Fonseca, Vice Chair, Executive Committee, GKP & Executive Director Omar Dengo Foundation Alex Wong, Senior Director, Head of Center for Global Industries & Head, Global Education Initiative, World Economic Forum 11:00 to 12:30 EM10: Emerging Markets Session Sustaining Telecentres Through Entrepreneurship Parallel Session 4 The sustainability of telecentres and telecentre networks is a burning issue for stakeholders in the telecentre movement. telecentre.org’s 'Sustainability First' programme attempts to find answers for this question. Drawing from research of Social Enterprise experiences, panellists will present a series of existing telecentre models and best practices from Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe. This session will address the following key questions: How can telecentres be made sustainable? • What role can Social Enterprises play in ensuring the sustainability of telecentres? • How can multi-stakeholder partnerships strengthen the telecentre network? • How can telecentres contribute to community empowerment in the long term? • Panellists: Satyan Mishra, CEO, Drishtee Pvt ltd, India A.M.M. Yahya, Director, Grameen Phone, Bangladesh Representative, Telecentre Family Sri Lanka (tba) Representative, Ugabytes, Uganda (tba) Moderator: Mark Surman, Former Director, telecentre.org [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 33 of 42
  • 34. Day 3: Thursday 13 Dec Time Activity / Session 11:00 to 12:30 EP14: Emerging People Session Diplomacy Goes Virtual: Opportunities and Limitations of Virtual Diplomacy Parallel Session 5 This session will examine the nature and scope of the changes caused by the Internet. Panellists will address the practical changes in diplomacy triggered by the Internet and explore how the use of chat, blogs, emails, video streaming and virtual reality tools have affected ‘traditional diplomacy’. An insight will be presented on the progressive use of such tools, including the setting up of virtual embassies in ‘Second Life’. This session will address the following key questions: Is the Virtual Space going to make traditional diplomacy obsolete? • Is Virtual Diplomacy going to move beyond representing state in order to represent other • entities (sub-state, ethnic groups, business communities)? Is Virtual Diplomacy going to make relations in modern society more harmonious? • Is there a place for future Virtual Diplomats? • Panellists: H.E. Midhath Hilmy, High Commissioner of the Maldives to Malaysia Joshua S. Fouts, Director, USC Centre on Public Diplomacy Stephen Geens (tbc), Project Manager, Sweden Institute Jean Miller, Vice President of International Initiatives, Linden Labs Moderator: Jovan Kurbalija, Director, DiploFoundation Young Social Entrepreneurs’ Forum: I Pitch for Scale-Up Funding 11:00 to 12:30 Parallel Session 6 As financial and mentoring support offered under the Youth Social Enterprise Initiative (YSEI) comes to a close, the five most successful YSEI Innovators 2006-7 are offered a platform to reach out to new financial partners to scale-up their social enterprises. In true entrepreneurial spirit, it is up to them to grab this chance: Immediate feedback from the funding institutions on the quality of the pitch and its outcome create suspense and a learning opportunity for the audience and real-world funding decisions for the pitchers. 11:00 to 12:30 EP15: Emerging People Session Accelerating Inclusion Through Knowledge Sharing Parallel Session 7 The world is increasingly becoming knowledge based. Empowering the poor and the marginalised and rescuing them from social exclusion and poverty starts with providing them with the knowledge they need when they need it. As the international intellectual property rules have become increasingly draconian - and more and more information becomes available only to those who can pay for it - the need for locally-produced information that can be shared and used collaboratively has become increasingly pressing. The challenge is in moving the development-oriented institutions to bring digital content into the public domain. The original content development – in science, technology, social sciences, agriculture, medicine and government information – is often paid for by the public, and therefore its free and unlimited use should be guaranteed. What use is it if billions of dollars are invested in knowledge creation and if the knowledge generated is locked up and kept out of reach of the people? This session will emphasise the benefits of free and unfettered flow of knowledge, be it among scientists or the citizens or between the two, and suggest steps to be taken to ensure such flows. This session will address the following key questions: How can sharing knowledge help development goals? • What kind of action is required to free knowledge? • What is the role of governments, academia and international organisations in knowledge • sharing? What could citizens do to share knowledge? • Panellists: Arthur Sale, Professor of Computing (Research), University of Tasmania, Australia [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 34 of 42
  • 35. Day 3: Thursday 13 Dec Time Activity / Session V. Balaji, Director, Informatics and Knowledge Management, ICRISAT, Hyderabad Peter Ballantyne, Coordinator, INARS, IAALD Moderator: Subbiah Arunachalam, Distinguished Fellow, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, India 11:00 to 12:30 ET11: Emerging Technologies Session Building a Cybersafety Partnership Parallel Session 8 This session will showcase a successful partnership model that enables New Zealand to address key safety concerns around ICT. ICT safety (cybersafety) is a major confidence booster driving adoption of ICT programmes. All levels of society benefit from increased use of ICT and can in turn contribute to the development of cybersafety education and initiatives. Panellists from government, corporate sector and civil society share their rationales for participating in this partnership to build cybersafety programmes in New Zealand. This session will address the following key questions: How does cybersafety affect confidence and therefore the effectiveness of ICT project? • How can we involve multiple sectors and organisations to develop safe use of ICT? • How do you “sell” cybersafety to organisations from each sector of society? • What is the New Zealand experience and how can it be transferred to different • locations? Panellists: Martin Cocker, Executive Director, NetSafe New Zealand Keith Davidson, Executive Director, InternetNZ Stu Wollett, Manager of e-Business, Westpac Bank of New Zealand Douglas Harre, Senior ICT Advisor, New Zealand Ministry of Education Moderator: Don Hollander, Chair, 2020 Communications Trust 11:00 to 12:30 EM11: Emerging Markets Session Emerging Learning Mechanisms For Emerging Markets Parallel Session 9 This session will explore the potential of innovative, online collaborative means of learning to prepare and equip youth with skills needed to work successfully in emerging markets globally. Panellists will share a number of case studies to evaluate the impact of ICT on enhancing learning experiences through the introduction of new models of learning based on collaboration among learners, educators and policy makers, via creative multi-stakeholder partnerships. This session will address the following key questions: How does collaborative learning and the usage of ICT innovatively enhance provision of • education services? How do new learning mechanisms promote leadership and innovation in young • learners? How does the employment of new technologies link educational strategies with job • market requirements? How do partnerships exalt the focus on youth, creativity and sustainability, and leverage • existing initiatives? What critical success factors are involved in such partnerships? Panellists: Heba Ramzy, Director, Community Affairs, Middle East and Africa, Microsoft Corporation Yussef Nousseir, Chief, Information and Communication Division, UN ESCWA, UNICEF Anis Salem, Country Director - Syria, UNICEF Representative, Ministry of Education Morocco, Representative, Ministry of Education, Egypt [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 35 of 42
  • 36. Day 3: Thursday 13 Dec Time Activity / Session Moderators: Sherif Kamel, Head of Information Systems, The American University in Cairo Amr Hamdy, Managing Director, AGENT Consulting 11:00 to 12:30 ET12: Emerging Technologies Session (tbc) Government Call Centres – Improving a Citizen-Centric Approach Parallel Session 10 This session kicks off with a short skit reflecting a scenario of a citizen attempting to use a government call centre. Session participants will be invited to provide suggestions for solving the issues presented in the skit. A discussion is expected to ensue and session participants are able to influence outcomes of the skit through their power of suggestion. This approach is intended to encourage a theatrical debate in which experiences and ideas are shared and rehearsed, thereby generating both solidarity and a sense of empowerment, and ensures a full fledge discussion on this topic. This session will address the following key questions: What is the best medium to meet the needs of customers? • How can we recruit and retain a strong and knowledgeable workforce? • How do you measure the efficiency of a call center? • Panellists: Wasantha Deshapriya, Programme Director, ICT Agency of Sri Lanka Athula Pushpakumara, Project Manager – GIC, ICT Agency of Sri Lanka Moin Habib, CEO, Timex BPO (Pvt) Ltd. Ministry appointed representative (tba) Moderator: Reshan Dewapura, COO, ICT Agency of Sri Lanka 14:00 to 15:30 EP16: Emerging People Session Guiding SOHO Entrepreneurs and Workers into the Information Economy (Part 1) Parallel Session 11 The is the first of a two-part session which emphasises grassroots voices of women and youth (including homepreneurs, teleworkers and small enterprise owners, collectively called Small Office Home Office (SOHO) entrepreneurs) using ICT to improve their livelihoods. This is a storytelling session that conveys individual experiences behind the research and presents the real challenges and opportunities of e-inclusion for small women entrepreneurs, homepreneurs and young teleworkers from Africa, Latin America and Asia. While the researchers may join the storytellers on stage to facilitate the process through a dialogue, the primary focus remains on the voices, everyday struggles, and inspiring stories from the grassroots. Part 1 forms the foundation for Part 2. This session will address the following key questions: What are the challenges faced by women homepreneurs and entrepreneurs using ICT • to support their own economic and social empowerment? How have / can ICT and ICT innovations helped young men and women gain access to • a livelihood without moving away from their communities to business districts? What low-cost technological innovations can empower disabled women and youth, • single parents and micro-entrepreneurs to retain control over their livelihoods? How have / can ICT helped women and youth to take control of their futures and build • communities that support gender and social equality? Panellists: Justina Low, Member of eHomemakers.net Kanageswary, Member of eHomemakers.net Kazanka Comfort, Beneficiary of the GRACE network in Nigeria Giselle Yitamben, Beneficiary of the GRACE network in Cameroon [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 36 of 42
  • 37. Day 3: Thursday 13 Dec Time Activity / Session Moderator: Chong Sheau Ching, Executive Director, eHomemakers.net Lunch & Networking 12:30 to 14:00 Parallel Sessions 14:00 to 15:30 14:00 to 15:30 EP17: Emerging People Workshop Telecentre.org Academy Parallel Session 1 One of the biggest barriers to successful community computing programs is the lack of skilled, well trained people at grassroots level. The Telecentre.org Academy is a new global network of organisations working collaboratively to provide training to grassroots in entrepreneurship, community development and technology. At this interactive workshop, national training centres participating in the Telecentre.org Academy will explain their current work and ask for participants’ advice on how to improve their programmes. This workshop will address the following key questions: What skills do grassroots champions need to succeed in the era of an inclusive • knowledge society? How can we build scalable, sustainable programmes to provide such skills to a large • number of people? What role can social entrepreneurship play in making telecentres more sustainable? • What lessons can Telecentre.org Academy learn from similar initiatives? • Facilitators: Representative, Indira Gandhi National University S. Senthilkumaran, Mission 2007 Tess Camba, ASEAN telecentre academy, Philippines Marianna Posfai, 4CLI, Hungary Maria Pena Rodriquez, Esplai Marc Botella, Esplai Moderator: Lena Zuniga, Program Officer, Sulá Batsú 14:00 to 15:30 ET13: Emerging Technologies Session Hello Regulator? Regulatory Authorities’ Information and Communication Practices Parallel Session 2 In this interactive session, civil society, researchers and representatives from the regulatory community will discuss regulatory transparency and effectiveness, using regulator’s websites as a discussion tool. For example, what kind of information should be made available via regulators’ websites? What are some effective practices in this regard? By using specific examples – especially from session participants – panellists will explore how having easy access to regulatory information and processes can support community and public agendas, including establishing community networks; lobbying for policies which promote women and girls’ access to ICT; arguing for consumer rights; and so forth. This session will address the following key questions: What kinds of information should regulators collect and make available? • How can we make private sector information more accessible, and what should the • regulator’s role be in this regard? What are some examples of best practices for information provision? • How can civil society and consumer advocacy groups, armed with information, achieve • their goal and also support regulators? Panellists: Alice Munyua, Board Member, Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) Anriette Esterhuysen, Executive Director, Association for Progressive Communications Edwin San Roman (tbc), President, Sociedad Integrada de Consultora (SIDEC) and former president of Opsitel and Regulatel Chanuka Wattegame (tbc), Senior Researcher, LIRNEasia [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 37 of 42
  • 38. Day 3: Thursday 13 Dec Time Activity / Session Moderator: Amy Mahan, LIRNE.NET Coordinator, LIRNE.NET 14:00 to 15:30 SS6: Special Cross-Cutting Session on ICT, Knowledge and Human Development Policy Parallel Session 3 Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) are one of the most potent forces shaping the twenty-first century. Its revolutionary impact affects the way people live, learn and work, not to mention the way government interacts with citizens and serves the needs of the citizenry. A vital engine of growth for the world economy, ICT enable many enterprising individuals, firms and communities, in all parts of the globe, to address economic and social challenges with greater efficiency and imagination. With ICT come greater access to information and knowledge that ushers enormous opportunities to be seized and shared by everyone provided that countries are able to harness the power and potential of the technologies wisely for national development. Since the mid 1990s, many countries have begun developing e-strategies or strategies that integrate ICT into national development strategies to leapfrog their society and economy into the information age. The process of harnessing the potential of ICT wisely is a continuous one and does not end with the formulation of e-strategies. Where are these countries now in their quest for survival, national development and global competitiveness? What are the challenges that they face now after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)? The panel of Ministers will address the post-WSIS era issues and challenges pertaining to development policies, ICT and the shaping of the future. This session will address the following key questions: To what extent have ICT for Development policies or e-strategies yielded good results? • What could make them better? Are countries facing the same set of challenges now as they did prior to WSIS? • Is the digital divide still a significant challenge for global development? To what extent • has it been addressed? What new policies are needed to usher a future of knowledge societies and economy where a world of equal opportunities becomes a reality? What role do multi-stakeholder partnerships play in the post WSIS era where national • development is concerned? Is knowledge sharing between North and South and South and South in learning from • the experiences of others to tailor policies/strategies to particular needs still needed? Discussants: The Hon. Dato’ Seri Dr. Lim Keng Yaik, Minister of Energy, Water & Communications Malaysia The Hon. Thandi F. Shongwe, Minister of Tourism, Environment and Communication, Swaziland The Hon. Helio Costa (tbc), Minister of Communications, Brazil Hamadoun I. Touré (tbc), Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Abdoulie Janneh, UN Undersecretary-General/Executive Secretary, UNECA José Miguel Insulza (tbc), Secretary-General, Organization of the American States (OAS) Abdul Waheed Khan, Assistant Director-General, Information & Communications, UNESCO Moderator: Zeinab Badawi (tbc), Broadcaster and Trustee, BBC World Service Trust, UK 14:00 to 15:30 EM12: Emerging Markets Session Open for Business: The Emerging Collaboration Economy Parallel Session 4 This session will address the concept of quot;Opennessquot; as a philosophical and technical principle that underlay much of the revolution in networked communications. From advances in ICT driving transformation of knowledge creation, sharing and consumption on a global scale, to openness in Internet architecture, to open access, to scientific knowledge, open educational resources, open source software, and open media, this session will highlight stakeholder potential in creating a truly global learning and knowledge commons. In particular, this session will also draw valuable knowledge from the South and encourage [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 38 of 42
  • 39. Day 3: Thursday 13 Dec Time Activity / Session cross-fertilisation as well as amalgamation of diverging agendas, strategies, technical tools and standards to achieve quot;collaborative opennessquot;. This session will address the following key questions: What are the key benefits and enablers of the various open movements and what do • they have in common? How do we ensure technical and social interoperability between the various open • movements? How do we capture the synergies between the various communities engaged in the • openness movement? How do we ensure sustainability and uptake of the various initiatives to encourage • exponential growth? Panellists: Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President for Technical Computing, Microsoft Marjorie Whalen, Director, Research Information Management Service Division, International Development Research Centre Subbiah Arunachalam, Distinguished Fellow, M.S. Swaminatham Research Foundation, Chennai, India Moderator: Leslie Chan, Associate Director, Bioline International 11:00 to 12:30 EP16: Emerging People Session Guiding SOHO Entrepreneurs and Workers into the Information Economy (Part 2) Parallel Session 5 The is the second of a two-part session which emphasizes grassroots voices of women and youth (including homepreneurs, teleworkers and small enterprise owners, collectively called Small Office Home Office (SOHO) entrepreneurs) using ICT to improve their livelihoods. Part 2 invites the researchers involved in three projects – Salaam Wanita, GRACE and Tedel - to discuss several aspects from stories introduced in Part 1. This session will address the following key questions: What are the challenges faced by women homepreneurs and entrepreneurs using ICT • to support their own economic and social empowerment? How have / can ICT and ICT innovations helped young men and women gain access to • a livelihood without moving away from their communities to business distrICT? What low-cost technological innovations can empower disabled women and youth, • single parents and micro-entrepreneurs to retain control over their livelihoods? How have / can ICT helped women and youth to take control of their futures and build • communities that support gender and social equality? Panellists: Lee Lee, Researcher from eHomeworkers Ineke Buskens, Researcher from GRACE Angelica Abdullah, Researcher from Tedel Natalia Cintia Demarchi, Local Coordinator of Tedel Project at the AAT Moderator: Chong Sheau Ching, Executive Director, eHomemakers.net 14:00 to 15:30 ET14: Emerging Technologies Session Exploring the Future of e-Government: Knowledge Engineering for Results Parallel Session 6 This session will explore the future of e-Government with a focus on mobile technologies, and knowledge exploitation to enable innovation and partnerships. Topics involving emerging markets and use of participatory technologies such as Web 2.0, online communities, the social implications of new ICT, and the role of Science, Technology and Innovation for Development will also be considered. This session will address the following key questions: [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 39 of 42
  • 40. Day 3: Thursday 13 Dec Time Activity / Session What is the future of e-Government, and in particular, what is the role of mobile • technologies in government-citizen interaction? What are the patterns for development of Web 2.0 technologies? • What is the role of global and local actors in development, and how do we create trust to • foster partnerships? What is the role of Science, Technology and Innovation for Development? • Panellists: Pierre Rossel, Deputy Dean, College of Management of Technology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), Swiss Delegate COSTA22 Project, and President, KITE Mohamed Abida, Assistant Minister, ICT, Tunis, and Vice President, KITE Shalini Seenarain, Lecturer, University of Technology Mauritius and Project Leader, Mauritius Chapter of LOG-IN Africa Samia Melhem, Senior Operations Officer, Policy Division (CITPO) and Chair, e- Development Thematic Group, Global Information and Communication Technology, The World Bank Group Moderator: Gianluca C. Misuraca, Scientific Coordinator, Executive Master in e-Governance, College of Management of Technology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (CDM-EPFL), and Vice President, KITE 14:00 to 15:30 EP18: Emerging People Session Sharing Practices, Gaining Innovative Experience Parallel Session 7 More information will be posted in due course. Panellists: Mario L. Garcia, School Principal, Cabilao National High School, Department of Education. Bohol, Region 7, Philippines Dann T. Diez, Project Manager, Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise Natividad P. Natividad, Project Manager, Cebu Education Development Foundation for Information Technology Bonifacio Belen, Managing Director, Cebu Educational Development Foundation for Information Technology Moderator: Nenita V. Lapingcao, CIDEC-Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cebu International Distance Education College (CIDEC) 14:00 to 15:30 ET6: Emerging Technologies Session Teleuse at the Bottom of the Pyramid (Part 2) Parallel Session 8 Join this interactive quiz show, which will include a video segment describing a ~9,000 respondent survey conducted among the low social economic class populations (SEC D&E) in five countries in Asia, a segment on popular misconceptions, a quiz with two teams and audience participation and a concluding segment, also supported by video content on policy implications. A mobile user survey by the LIRNE.NET Latin America and Caribbean network, DIRSI, will also be launched during this session. This session will address the following key questions: What are the misconceptions about teleuse (including Internet) at the Bottom of the • Pyramid (“BOP”)? What is the exact nature of demand at the BOP (in terms of using common facilities; • getting connected; keeping connected)? What strategic behaviors do users at the BOP engage in? • What policy and regulatory barriers stand in the way of the BOP being served? • Panellists: Ayesha Zainudeen, Researcher and Assistant to the Executive Director, LIRNEasia Judith Mariscal, Project Leader and Research Director (DIRSI), and Professor, Centre for [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 40 of 42
  • 41. Day 3: Thursday 13 Dec Time Activity / Session Economic Teaching and Research (CIDE), Mexico Alison Gillwald, Researcher, LINK Centre and Research Director, Research ICT Africa! Moderator: Nalaka Gunawardene, Director, TVE Asia Pacific 14:00 to 15:30 ET15: Emerging Technologies Session Technology Philanthropy: Supporting NGOs and Civil Society Worldwide Successfully Parallel Session 9 This session will focus on innovations in supporting NGOs and civil society communities worldwide through the provision of technology resources to improve effectiveness, efficiency and accountability. Key issues revolve around the need to encourage these sectors to take advantage of the latest technologies to reap benefits in terms of extending reach and operations, maximising impact, and enabling others in their communities to do the same. Social benefits will also be emphasised, as will the magnified impact of assisting these sectors as a means to facilitate development of knowledge-based societal transformation across sectors. This session will address the following key questions: Why are the NGO and civil society sectors critical for ICT development and societal • transformation? Why do NGOs and civil society organisations need the latest software and hardware • products? What social benefit accrues to the recipients of NGOs and civil society organisations by • adoption of updated technologies? How can NGOs and civil society organisations access these technologies when they are • already facing tight demands for limited financial resources? Panellists: Rebecca Masisak, Co-CEO, TechSoup / TechSoup Global Rufina Fernandes, Executive Director, NASSCOM Foundation Jane Meseck, Senior Manager, Community Affairs, Microsoft Corporation Moderator: Pete Cranston, Independent Consultant – Knowledge, Information, Communications & Technology in Development and NGO Management 14:00 to 15:30 EP19: Emerging People Session Gender Evaluation Methodology for ICT4D Practitioners Parallel Session 10 Addressing gender in ICT-type projects have long been recognised as difficult and challenging, from conceptual understanding of gender in ICT to providing real solutions that affect and positively change gender power relations and which impact on communities socially, economically and politically. ICT-type projects which begin with some mention of gender and ICT issues in planning, whether during situational analysis or when setting project objectives, will somehow see its gender considerations fade away during implementation and in final project evaluations. The Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) for ICT4D Practitioners will reverse this outcome and will encourage participants to visit these known challenges from within a non-threatening environment of a “game play”. This session will address the following key questions: What does gender evaluation in ICT4D project involve? • Why is gender evaluation important for ICT4D practitioners? • How can you use the GEM Practitioners Network to improve the impact and work of • your ICT4D initiatives? Panellists: Celeste Cinco, GEM Practitioners Network Coordinator, Association for Progressive Communications Sylvie Niombo, Executive Director, AZUR Development Mahmud Hasan, Programme Director, D.Net [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 41 of 42
  • 42. Day 3: Thursday 13 Dec Time Activity / Session Dafne Sabanes Plou, PARM LAC / APC WNSP LAC Coordinator, Association for Progressive Communications Moderator: Angela M. Kuga Thas, GEM Research Coordinator, Association for Progressive Communications GK3 CLOSING PLENARY 16:00 to 17:30 Close of GK3 17:30 [07.10.12-GK3 Core Programme-Desc-Public-V21E] Page 42 of 42