"It is inevitable that advancements in technology find their way into peacebuilding - we are not even scratching the surface of what is possible today. The future of ICT4Peace, however, is pegged to the availability of funding to explore ways that technology can best help communities transform violent conflict. To date, donors, international agencies and … Continue reading Beyond Tunis: ICT4Peace before ICT4D?
Interview with Dan Gillmor at GKP GK III in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13th December 2007. I moderated a panel titled Pushing the envelop: New Media, Citizens Journalism, Human Rights and Development that had Dan on it at the Global Knowledge Partnership, GK III conference. Interviewer: Ahmed Shifan from Young Asia Television Clip 1 - What … Continue reading Interview with Dan Gillmor on Citizen Journalism at GK3
My earlier post on the workshop on Virtual Diplomacy at GKP seems to have touched a raw nerve with, strangely yet tellingly, the folks from Diplo Foundation who moderated and organised the session far more than some of those in the panel itself. Clearly, the prissy and defensive responses that are found in response to … Continue reading Critique of “Virtual Diplomacy” workshop at GKP touches a raw nerve
I attended Diplomacy Goes Virtual: Opportunities and Limitation of Virtual Diplomacy, a worshop at the recently held Global Knowledge Partnership GK III conference in the hope that I would learn more than I knew and had already done using tools, mechanisms and platforms such as blogs, Skype, mobile communications, the XO laptop and Second Life, … Continue reading Virtual Diplomacy Workshop at GKP GK III: A missed opportunity
Speaking on the role of private, public and civil society in an interview with GKP, Google's Vint Cerf goes on to explain how each can contribute to the exploitation of new ICTs for building and sharing Knowledge for Development purposes: "The public sector (governments) have the opportunity to set policies and to support research that can lead … Continue reading Vint Cerf on ICT and Development: “If ever a technology defined an era of human development, ICT has that role in the 21st Century”
Despite a degree of skepticism about the event, in which I am not alone, I helped design and will moderate a panel for the 3rd Global Knowledge Conference organized by Global Knowledge Partnership. Pushing the envelop: New Media, Citizens Journalism, Human Rights and Development Moderator: Sanjana Hattotuwa Panelists: Dan Gillmore, Ory Okolloh, Steven Gan, (plus … Continue reading GKP Panel – Pushing the envelop: New Media, Citizens Journalism, Human Rights and Development