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Workshop B [clear filter]
Thursday, September 17

2:00pm CDT

Workshop B: Lifeline Communications through SMS

SMS (text messaging) is a simple communications tool that can provide emergency alerts, or church notices – keeping people informed. Learn how TextIt can create engaging SMS and voice applications without the need of a programmer or expensive consulting company.

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Kellan Alexander

Client Success Manager, Nyaruka, Ltd
A Kigali-founded startup borne of founders Nic Pottier and Eric Newcomer's SMS-based technical consultancy, Nyaruka, TextIt is a horizontal communication platform that enables anyone to visually-build automated SMS and voice services and deploy them in minutes through a direct connection... 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 →

Thursday September 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Governor's Ballroom B

4:00pm CDT

Workshop B: Where there is no electricity: Alternative Energy

Solar expert Jeff Crystal shares knowledge about the lower cost solar devices that can save your program precious dollars often spent in fuel costs.

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Jeff Crystal

COO, Voltaic Systems
Jeff Crystal is COO of Voltaic Systems, a designer and manufacturer of portable solar power systems. Jeff coordinates global sales, marketing, fulfillment and technical support. Prior to Voltaic, he was on the management teams of tech startups in Eastern Europe and New York and was... Read More →

Thursday September 17, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Governor's Ballroom B
Friday, September 18

2:00pm CDT

Workshop B: Inventory & Outbreaks: Communications for Health
Learn how mobile phones are being used in the fight against disease, and how a simple text message can ensure drugs are there when needed.

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Julio Malikane

West Africa Project Manager, Medic Mobile Inc
Julio is an ICT4D enthusiast with specific interest in technology for the global health sector. He is currently the West Africa project manager at Medic Mobile Inc., a non-profit organization that advances health care in the developing world using technology. Julio joined Medic Mobile... Read More →

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Regan Deming

Global Health Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Global Health Unit, General Board of Global Ministries
Regan is the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Officer for the Global Health Unit at the General Board of Global Ministries.  Since her arrival in July 2014 she has been working with the UMC Health Boards in Africa as they implement grants from the Imagine NO Malaria campaign... Read More →
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Rev. Betty Kazadi Musau

Secretary of The Central Congo Conference of The United Methodist Church, United Methodist Communications DRC
The Rev. Betty Kazadi Musau is secretary of the Central Congo Conference of The United Methodist Church and health board chair of the North Katanga Conference in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since 2006, she has also been the North Katanga Conference communicator. From 2006-2008... Read More →

Friday September 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Governor's Ballroom B

4:00pm CDT

Workshop B: Women & ICTs: Approaches to Learning and Empowerment
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Dr. Revi Sterling

USAID-GBI Deputy Chief of Party, NetHope
Prior to joining NetHope in January 2015, Sterling founded and directed the first Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) professional master’s program in the United States, a program that places equal emphasis on technology, methodology and development studies. Sterling... Read More →

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Firdaus Kharas

Chairman & Executive Producer, Chocolate Moose Media
Social innovator, director and humanitarian, Firdaus Kharas creates media designed to educate, entertain and change societal and individual behavior to better the human condition.  He is a specialist in creating animated shorts and documentaries, especially on human rights and disease... Read More →
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Valerie Oliphant

Projects Manager, SimLab
Valerie is an international development practitioner and a projects manager at SIMLab. She is passionate about advancing peace and social equality with a commitment to reflective practice and continuous learning. Prior to joining SIMLab, she worked with Search for Common Ground, where... Read More →

Friday September 18, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Governor's Ballroom B