Weekly links: ICT4D, TED in Africa and enterprise2.0
- Online platform for South Asian community development
Still in beta, this group blog offers insights into ICT4D projects in all over South Asia. Stories are for example: wireless computer technology in Nepal or a rural ICT center along with Digital Photography Lab in Bangladesh.
- Best way to understand information and communication technologies for development
Heloise Emdon from IDRC summarizies in his first blog post a presentation about the ABC of ICT4D (information and communication technologies for development). I like to think of his
approach as of five dimesions to understand ICT: human, natural, financial, social and physical capital. However, in my opinion, the presentation lack some consistency.
- Ideas worth spreading: TED conference in Arusha, Tanzania
Finally, the videos from the presenters of the first TED conference in Africa are available. In Germany the conference is unfortunately not well known although Hans Rosling’s presentation about global health history is legendary. Especially interesing and contreversial is George Ayittey’s presentation, which “unleashes an almost breathtaking torrent of controlled anger toward corrupt leaders and the complacency.” I am very eager to see more presentations.
- What is Enterprise 2.0?
Fred Cavazza gives a detailed introduction to enterprise2.0 and developes a nice graphic schema for it. Whereas I kept my post about enterprises2.0 short, he gives technical insights, possible deployments, and elaborates on micro-blogging for internal training.