講演会 ICT for Development by Michael Gurstein (the father of Community Informatics)

2014/09/24

ICT for Development by Michael Gurstein (the father of Community Informatics)
  
  9/24 14:50-16:20 箱崎キャンパス アントレプレナーシップセンター
  
  Community Informaticsの父と呼ばれるMichael Gurstein による講演会です。奮ってご参加下さい。
  
  SEMINAR on ICT for Development
   Speaker: Dr. Michael Gurstein
   When: September 24 (Wed) 14:50-16:20
   Where: Entrepreneurship Center Building 1F, Hakozaki Campus http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/access/map/hakozaki/hakozaki-e.html (map #18)
   Entrance fee: Free
   Contact: Ashir Ahmed, ashir@ait.kyushu-u.ac.jp
  Title: ICT and the Challenges of Economic and Social Development from the Bottom-Up: An Introduction to Community Informatics and the Grassroots use of ICTs
  
  Abstract: This presentation will review the history of the use of Information and Communications Technologies as a platform for economic and social development in Less Developed countries. It will identify, through a discussion of specific cases, some of the successes and failures to date and what has been learned that can guide future initiatives, system design and overall Development Assistance investment and policy. The discussion will also look at the role of evolving technologies and some of the very significant opportunities and risks for Development which the now ubiquitous availability of mobile communications throughout the Developing world present. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of Community Informatics as a specific strategy for the implementation and use of ICTs in Development and argue for a bottom-up approach as being the most effective and sustainable strategy.
  
  Biography: Michael Gurstein is widely known for his knowledge and experience as a researcher, a practitioner and a policy advisor in the area of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and specifically ICT for Development. As a researcher he is often acknowledged as the "Father of Community Informatics", the academic discipline concerned with the community and grassroots use of ICTs and has conducted numerous studies and has published widely in a variety of academic and non-academic venues.His most recent book is "Connecting Canadian: Investigation in Community Informatics", University of Athabaska Pr. (2012)
  
  Additional information may be found at:
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Gurstein