1st IPID-­ComDev Seminar: ICT4D, crisis communication & social change

Wednesday, 11th June 2014 at 1pm - 4pm

Location: Malmö Högskola, Kultur och samhälle K3, Östra Varvsgatan 11 A, 211 73 Malmö (Room E 203 ‘Aktersalongen’)

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You are Invited to the 1st IPID-ComDev seminar on ‘ICT4D, crisis communication & social change’. The seminar will host two invited guests (Emrys Schoemaker and Timo Luege) who will make presentations on 'The role of Identity in ICT4D' &  'The role of social media and crisismapping in disaster response: Examples from the Philippines'.

About the Speakers
Emrys Schoe­maker is Dir­ector and co-founder of iMedia Asso­ci­ates and a PhD student at the London School of Economics and Social Science (LSE). He is a com­mu­nic­a­tions and con­flict spe­cialist with extensive exper­i­ence in designing com­mu­nic­a­tions and media based ini­ti­at­ives for devel­op­ment and peace-building pur­poses. He has a par­tic­ular interest in the ways social media and mobile phones are trans­forming people’s lives and the implica­tions for chan­ging citizen-state rela­tions and polit­ical pro­cesses. He gained a Mas­ters in Peace Studies at Brad­ford Uni­ver­sity, then spent two years in Pakistan in 2004 — 2006 as a media advisor for DFID, the UN and civil society organ­isa­tions, where he designed, man­aged and advised on media and com­mu­nic­a­tion ini­ti­at­ives in the areas of gov­ernance, con­flict and health, par­tic­u­larly HIV and AIDS. He has recently con­ducted con­sultan­cies in Pakistan and Afgh­anistan exploring strategies for counter extremism. Read more about Emrys: http://about.me/semrys

Timo Luege is passionate about communication, information and discovering how the two can be used to make the world a better place. Timo has, over the last thirteen years worked for German national public radio, a wire agency, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and the United Nations. His main areas of expertise are: communication through digital media and media relations during humanitarian relief operations. Find out more: http://sm4good.com/

13.00-13.15: Welcome (Edgar Napoleon, IPID; Tobias Denskus, ComDev)

13.15-14.15: The role of Identity in ICT4D - Presentation and discussion, Emrys Schoemaker

14.15-14:45: Coffee break

14:45-15:45: The role of social media and crisismapping in disaster response: Examples from the Philippines - Presentation and discussion, Timo Luege

15:45-16:00: Closing remarks, Tobias Denskus

Assistance to attend the seminar
IPID will provide partial travel grants to eight (8) Students from any Swedish university (Up to SEK 600 Per student) to attend the seminar. Grant applications are awarded on first-come-first-serve basis besides fulfiling the following:
- Be a Post-graduate student (Masters, PhD.) with interests in ICT4D
- Be a Post-graduate student at a Swedish University
Applications for the grants are open: 1st June 2014 & closed: 5th June 2014. Apply to ena@du.se with title: "IPID-ComDev seminar travel grant".

For more information about the Seminar contact Tobias Denskus, ComDev [tobias.denkus@mah.se] OR Edgar Napoleon, IPID [ena@du.se]

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