UCB i190 Spring 2014 ICTD in Practice Lect 9 24 Feb 2014


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UCB i190 Spring 2014 ICTD in Practice Lect 9 24 Feb 2014

  1. 1. Class Website: i190spring2014.sanng.com i190 Spring 2014: Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICTD) in Practice University of California Berkeley, School of Information LECTURE 9: 24 Feb 2014 Instructor: San Ng (www.sanng.com)
  2. 2. Agenda •Guest Lecturer (Ruha) •ICT Policy •Appropriate Technology •Innovation •Theories of International Development •How do we measure it? •Does it work? •Careers in International Conceptual Development Lecturer: Ishita - Guest Week1: Introduction to Course W2: What is Development? - Theories of ICTD W3: What is ICTD - Origins, History and Future W4: Who Does What in Practice? - Does it work? Mapping the ICTD Landscape Technical (Applications) W5: Overarching Issues of Technical Applications W6: Infrastructure, Telecenters, Agricultur e, W7: Health, Education, Microfinance W8: Governance and Law -Crowdsourcing Exercise: ICTD landscape i190 ICTD in Practice: Core Skills Management W9: Intro to Project Management W10: Break W11: Planning and Assessment W12: Budgeting, Scheduling, Fundraising W13: Implementation W14: Monitoring and Evaluation/ Next Cycle
  3. 3. Trends/Buzzwords in ICTD and eApplication Digital Divide BOP Rights Based Approaches Social enterprise ICTD Policies Innovation Open Everything (development, data, etc) Appropriate Technology Web 3.0 Mobile Mobile Mobile Big Everything Convergence
  4. 4. ICTD Policies •Broad Categories of Policy APC, ICT Policy Handbook •ICTD Policy in Practice Lessons Learnt in ICT4D Policy Making •How is it done ? In content and institutionally? •What are the lessons learned?
  5. 5. BOP •What is the BOP concept? The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) • •How is it like in practice? ICT4D: The Bottom of the Pyramid Model in Practice”. •What is the project? •What worked or didn’t work? •What are recommendations?
  6. 6. Appropriate Technology and Innovation •What are some of your suggestions/predictions for innovation and appropriate technology?: Heeks, The ICT4D 2.0 Manifesto: Where Next for ICTs and International Development?
  7. 7. Openness •What is it?! •What is good about it? •What is not so good about it?
  8. 8. Exercise The government of Country Y in Sub-Saharan Africa has been issued a grant by a multi-lateral to promote new and innovative ICTD projects in the country. It is now holding an innovation competition for an Impact Sourcing project/app targeted at urban youth. Its RFP evaluation criteria include: -Integration with ICTD policy -Openness (of development, process, content, etc) -Ensuring appropriate technology Promoting new innovation models Utilizing the BOP model to achieve profits while serving a social goal What project activities would you build into your project to address each of these criterion? Impact Sourcing (IS) is a sub-sector of Business Process Outsourcing and Offshoring through which companies relocate business activities that they used to perform in-house to third partyproviders, often in a foreign (offshore) location. Unlike commercial, non-socially driven BPO models, IS targets unemployed or underemployed technology-savvy urban youth, often women, with the goal to temporarily improve their livelihoods through short-term work but also facilitate the long-term transition to other, more challenging and lucrative employment by building transferrable skill sets..