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How Can ICTs Support Better Development Impacts for Children?

 

September 3rd London Salon - RSVP Now


Youth and mobile devices

New technologies can facilitate children’s access to and realization of their rights and improve their health, education, and socio-cultural and political development. Mobile devices and social media can also help children extend their agency beyond their home communities. ICTs can help improve and expand services for children, and ICT skills can improve children’s future job prospects.

Mobiles and YouthHowever, very little is known about how children in developing countries access and use mobile technologies and the Internet, and the impact of the inclusion of ICTs in programs with and for children. 

Research is scarce, and much of the current efforts are focused on protecting children from harm on the Internet. Little evidence and documentation exists about how ICTs can be used to assist child-focused development efforts.

So how can child-focused development efforts be improved with ICT?

Please RSVP now to join Linda Raftree from Plan International, USA, and David Hollow from Jigsaw Consult for a conversation on ICTs and Children. We’ll explore topics like:
  • What are some areas where ICTs can used to improve the wellbeing of marginalized children?
  • What evidence or research exists on children and ICT4D?
  • What are the specific considerations related to ICTs and girl children?
  • What risks should organizations be aware of when including ICTs in programming with and for children?
  • What resources exist to support practitioners working in this area?

   ICTs for Children
   September London Technology Salon
   9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
   Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
   Mozilla Foundation
   London, UK

Please RSVP now to secure your place. The Technology Salon will only include 30 guests to allow for a content-rich discussion, where everyone can participate and share fully in the debate. Use of PowerPoint and presentations is discouraged to allow plenty of time for discussion.

About the Technology Salon

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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 30 people - and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged. 

It's also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!

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