Symposium “Perspectives on ICT4D”

On 16 May 2014, The Network Institute, Computer Science Department and International Office of VU Amsterdam organize a symposium on ICT4D, the quickly growing field of practice and study how Information and Communication Technologies influence and may contribute to social and economic development in the (developing) world.

An international list of speakers will highlight recent issues, trends and debates regarding ICT4D, from a wide range of experiences, angles, and scientific disciplines. The Symposium thus aims to elucidate key questions surrounding ICT4D, including: What are successful or promising contemporary approaches to ICT4D? What is the role of ICT in the broader context of development? What has science and academic research to offer here? What is the contribution and role of different scientific disciplines, such as computer science and others?

More information can be found on the Lanyrd page for the event, registration is free but mandatory using this form.

The symposium will be streamed live:


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  1. […] The paper entitled “ICT4D: A Computer Science Perspective” look at the role computer science (CS) can play in looking at the usage of ICT for development. ICT4D has a long history which so far had little overlap with CS, deploying an ICT solution and looking at its impact from a more social point of view indeed does not require the input of a computer scientist. But the training and interest of CS people lies into the design and the study of computational systems, getting them in the loop during ICT4D projects could lead to computational systems better fit for their target usage than off-the-shelf technologies would be. A perspective that is very well presented in the paper and that will also be one of the core topic of the ICT4D symposium organised at the Vrije Universiteit on May 16. […]

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