Participatory Approaches to Technology for Social Change Event
To coincide with the Brighton Digital Festival, ICT4D Brighton are planning a more organised and more interactive meetup, focusing on the theme of PARTICIPATORY TECHNOLOGY and it's role in bringing about social change - in developing communities and locally. Both groups can learn a lot from each other. The interactive element of the evening will be a series of 5 minute Lightning Talks featuring an exciting mix of practitioners and researchers, international and domestic projects. There will also be World Cafe small-group discussions on key questions relating to participatory technology.
Here is what our tentative lighting talks agenda looks like so far:
Special guest speaker - details to be announced nearer the time
Researchers / from Academia
Joe Press (Royal Holloway University) Community engagement and appraisal of participatory video work in Sri Lanka
Kui Kihoro Mackay (Royal Holloway University) Has participatory ICT4D focused on gender but overlooked race?
Katharina Welle (University of Sussex) How ICTs are used to improve equity in water supply distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa http://www.meetup.com/Brighton-ICT4D-Group/events/116946792/
Rachel Masika (University of Brighton) Barriers to women’s participation in mobile services
Practitioners, NGOs, Charities and Startups
Alan Jackson (Aptivate) - subject TBC
Oliver Bettany (On Our Radar) Using mobile to train / support reporters from isolated and excluded communities to share news and influence policy
Isabelle Amazon Brown (Every1Mobile) Using mobile to get communities to validate social impact
Olivia Comberti (Practical Action) Mobile App and Participatory Research - helping people share their life goals and support each other in realising these
Mark Robinson (Making All Voices Count) Using technology to promote engagement and feedback on government services
Sinead MacManus (Fluency) Using technology to get young unemployed people into jobs in the digital economy
Purna Shrestha (VSO) VSO’s experience of using ICT for social change, and to increase accountability and transparency
Hope to see you there!