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Workshop A [clear filter]
Thursday, September 17

2:00pm CDT

Workshop A: Communicating in Disaster-Affected Communities

Learn about communication tools that can survive a storm, providing lifesaving information to the church and its communities. Tools include: ham radio, mapping.

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Ernani Celzo

Philippines Scholar, Communications Ministry Coordinator
Ernani Celzo's works to bring innovative and creative approaches to church ministries such as Change The World events, radio ministry, and technology-based (ICT) ministries including website and database management. He is also involved in the communications relief in the Yolanda-stricken... Read More →
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April Mercado

Special Projects Manager and Field Representive Philippines, United Methodist Communications Philippines
April Gonzaga-Mercado is a field representative of UMCom in the Philippines. She is actively providing communications relief in Central Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan and is working together with partner NGOs like UMCOR, Inveneo, WFP, ETC, UN OCHA, Plan International and many more. UMC.org... Read More →

Thursday September 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Governor’s Chambers B-D

4:00pm CDT

Workshop A: Think Tank: ICT4D Experts Address Your ICT4D Problems

“Think your ICT4D problems are unique? Want to work through the hard issues inherent in using technology for education, and explore real solutions to sustainability? Then learn from the problems raised by Think Tank winners Gerardo Sánchez, Sora Edwards-Thro and Joe Kilpatrick, in a lively debate moderated by expert Wayan Vota.”

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Wayan Vota

Co-Founder, Kurante
Wayan Vota is passionate about technology and international development. He is convinced that information and communications technology (ICT) can accelerate the social and economic advancement of the developing world. Wayan is a co-founder of Kurante. Previously, he was senior staff... Read More →

Thursday September 17, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Governor’s Chambers B-D
Friday, September 18

2:00pm CDT

Workshop A: EduTech: Technology that Facilitates Learning

Are you trying to set up a computer lab at a school in a remote community? Have you been asked to fund tablets for students in Africa? Learn about education projects that use technology to improve education in the developing world and discuss with us what it takes to implement an education project that integrates technology.

We will select one or two projects from the audience and discuss next steps and what education technology and implementation approach might be appropriate. 

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Sybille Fleischmann

Senior Program Manager and Technology Manager, POSSYBIL
Senior program manager and technology manager for POSSYBIL, Sybille Fleischmann is passionate about using technology to open opportunities for people in remote communities around the world. She focuses on making technology affordable and accessible through innovative approaches that... Read More →

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Carmen Strigel

Director, ICT for Education and Training, RTI International
Carmen Strigel is the director of technology for education and training at RTI International. Her technical work focuses on building capacity, fostering stakeholder collaboration and facilitating information-based decision-making and policy reforms. Carmen’s passion and core expertise... Read More →

Friday September 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Governor’s Chambers B-D

4:00pm CDT

Workshop A: Game Changing Content through Offline Solutions
Schools in rural communities often suffer from the lack of modern curriculum and internet needed to compete in a global marketplace. Learn how emerging solutions can help you overcome these obstacles.

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Jeremy Schwartz

Co-Founder and Executive Director, World Possible
Jeremy has led World Possible since he became the organization's first executive director in October 2012. Prior to running World Possible, Jeremy was a venture capital associate at Norwest Venture Partners, focused on growing for-profit education and technology enterprises. Before... Read More →

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Matt Crum

Project Manager & Technical Advisor for ICTD, United Methodist Communications
Matt is all about creating people-centered technical solutions that are effective and as intuitive and non-burdonsome to use as possible. This ranges from designing implementing education technology projects, leading software development and design projects targeted to help those... Read More →

Friday September 18, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Governor’s Chambers B-D
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