What Ict Can Do For Development

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Presentation given at the NGO resource centre (www.ngocentre.org.vn) to stir up the discussion to start the ict4dev working group among INGOS in vietnam

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What Ict Can Do For Development

  1. 1. NGORC What ICT can do for development ?
  2. 2. Technology can improve livelihood
  3. 3. Technology can destroy
  4. 4. What ICT can do ? It is up to us to actually use technology in a positive way However ICT seems to be seen as a fatality no one can change. Therefore we have two things to change : a) our relation to technology b) technology itself* *personal statement I can't prove
  5. 5. ICT for humanitarian relief <ul><li>One cannot feed on electron however it can help manage ressources in case of disasters http://www.sahana.lk/ Sahana Disaster Management system </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sahana
  7. 7. ICT for human rights <ul><li>Blogs, pictures, videos, email, encryption, mailing lists, flickr, youtube, facebook etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Everything is there for you to do it but how can you leverage it </li></ul>
  8. 8. ICT for networking and fundraising <ul><li>NGOs are like many organisation they need to contact people, to follow up with them. </li></ul><ul><li>NGOs have revenues from donors and other organization </li></ul><ul><li>NGOs have activities with people and organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Some times it gets very complicated to remember everything or to make report from those informations </li></ul>
  9. 9. ICT to support education <ul><li>Managing school and classes </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching programmation vs Maths </li></ul><ul><li>Creating educational content </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia and interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Spreading the news </li></ul><ul><li>Remote education </li></ul>
  10. 10. ICT for knowledge management <ul><li>Enterprise content Management </li></ul><ul><li>GIS </li></ul><ul><li>Semantic web </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise ressource planning </li></ul><ul><li>Arranging data and reporting </li></ul>
  11. 11. ICT for environmental issues <ul><li>Better and cheaper science </li></ul><ul><li>Information spreading and collecting </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilization and advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Video conference </li></ul><ul><li>« paperless office «  </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of Carbon footprint </li></ul>
  12. 12. ICT for your operations <ul><ul><li>Desktop publishing, spreadsheets, word processing, VoIP, imaging technology, file sharing, networking, printing, web publication, email, Instant Messaging etc etc </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. The future (W . O . M . G) <ul><li>WEB </li></ul><ul><li>OPEN </li></ul><ul><li>MOBILE </li></ul><ul><li>GREEN </li></ul>

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