Mini-symposium “Perspectives on ICT4D” 2024

An EURIDICE - Connected World mini-conference

NU Building, De Boelelaan 1111, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Theater 1 ground floor
June 24 @ NU Building, De Boelelaan 1111, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Theater 1 ground floor

Zoom meeting id: 962 8363 9758 – passcode: *ICT4D*

The mini-symposium “Perspectives on ICT4D”, is an event to share ideas, and discuss recent issues and trends in ICT4D, from a wide range of experiences, angles, and scientific disciplines. Key questions are e.g. What are successful or promising contemporary approaches to designing and deploying digital technologies for communities in low-resource environments? What is the role of ICT in the broader context of development? What has scientific research to offer? What is the contribution and role of different disciplines, such as computer science and social sciences?

Master students in the ICT4D in the Field course will pitch their projects, which they have developed in the past few weeks in three teams.

The international, 6 EC master course ICT for Development in the Field takes place in Amsterdam in June 2024. This hybrid course, with participation from UDS and UNIMAS addresses problems of and solutions for the “unconnected people in the world”. This is close to half of the world’s population, the majority of whom live in poor, remote, often rural, regions of the world, often in so-called developing low/middle-income countries.

Previous Perspectives on ICT4D events:


13:45 Welcome and opening by Chair
14:00 ICT4D project 1 – “Kuching Old Bazar”
14:15 ICT4D project 2 – “Hedy for Children in Sarawak”
14:30 ICT4D project 3 – Rain information for Ghanaian farmers
14:45 Farah van den Berg – “Enhancing Mobile Technology for Maternal Health in Ghana” master thesis
15:10 Keynote by Francis Saa-Dittoh “From Radio to AI” – PhD thesis presentation
15:40 Presentations by Francis Amaning and Maud Adjeley Ashong Elliot from the Internet Society Ghana Chapter.
15:55 Presentation by Joshua Opoku Agyeman President of IoT Network Hub – Africa
16:15 Closing of conference with drinks