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Talking about ICT4D

We met Tim Unwin, yesterday morning at FAO. Many interesting points on the table while talking about ICT4D and several interesting answers to the questions of the large number of people listening to his intervention.

Just few thoughts I collected:

“the web was considered at the beginning like a SOCIAL movement rather than a technological event”
“the power of LISTENING TO people”
“we consider fundamental to help people find THEIR solutions to their problems”

I keep collecting these kind of thoughts because I find extremely important to dig into the huge amount of discussion on the Web, the technology, the usability of tools, the management of knowledge, and other related topics. It is my attempt to let emerge the basics of these disciplines, that I believe to be simpler than we can think.

Comparing these notes with others collected during similar events, I think I’ll be able to create a sort of collection of principles to get inspiration from.

In the meanwhile, thinking about the ICT4D conference in December 2010 in London, I hope we can set up a proposal to present the activity on Rural radio, that is the kind of “ICT for development” we are specifically promoting around the world.


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4th AMARC Pan African Conference Starts

general assembly

The 4th AMARC Pan African Conference is just started and immediately appeared to be a very useful occasion to get in touch with Radio broadcasters here in Abidjan. What’s better to spend time around a table talking, and most of all, listening to people involved everyday in radio broadcasting?

Joseph of FADECO Community Radio of Tanzania

Thanks to a very good wifi access, I spent the morning twittering impressions on the speeches of the Opening session.

Twittering the AMARC Conference

And, as far as I can, I’ll keep on doing that because it seems to be more sustainable than blogging. After the Conference, or late at night, I’ll try resume my thoughts and learnings on this blog.

Interview with the President of URPCI