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How Are Youth Using the Internet the in Asia-Pacific Region?

Washington, DC - April 15th - RSVP Now
The Asia-Pacific region boasts a dizzying array of Internet use cases. Bangladesh pioneered telecenters in the 1980s and the village phone model in the 1990s. Jakarta is the social media capital of the world, yet online speech is highly restricted. Myanmar, once a tech backwater, is now going straight to smartphones.

This headlong rush online is being led by youth across the region, and that raises a few questions:
  • How are youth using Internet services now and what can we learn from them?
  • Where are the opportunities to improve their access to education and healthcare?
  • What can we do to support their transition into the workforce?
  • Who is developing youth-centric services and how can we support them?
  • What infrastructure is needed to reduce the rural/urban and gender divides?
Please RSVP now to join us for the next Technology Salon DC where we'll look at different aspects of Internet usage in the Asia-Pacific region with these noted experts:
  • Adam Fivenson of DAI on Internet use by youth in Indonesia
  • Bo Khin, a noted YouTuber on educational technology in Myanmar
  • Catherine Highet of FHI 360 on youth technology trends in Bangladesh
  • Duncan Macintosh of APNIC on the frameworks necessary for greater adoption and usage
We’ll have hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush, but seating is limited, so please RSVP now. Once we reach our 35-person capacity there will be a waiting list!
Internet Use by Youth in Asia-Pacific
Technology Salon DC
8.30 – 10.30am,
Friday, April 15th, 2016
Downtown Washington, DC
RSVP is required for attendance

About the Technology Salon

The Technology Salonâ„¢ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:
  • technology's impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.
Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 35 people - and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged. 

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