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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 firstname.lastname@example.org with title: "IPID-ComDev seminar travel grant".
For more information about the Seminar contact Tobias Denskus, ComDev [email@example.com] OR Edgar Napoleon, IPID [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Download official Invitation