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The use of digital tools and geoinformation for development <<

When: Friday, 16 December 2016, 2 p.m. (CET)

Where: http://alumniportal-deutschland.de/agep-webinar

Over the past 15 years the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) revolution has driven global development in an unprecedented way. Technological progress, infrastruc-ture deployment and falling prices have brought unexpected growth in ICT access and con-nectivity to billions of people around the world. The last decade has seen a proliferation of technological initiatives aimed to tackle development issues.

Through the use of ICTs, humanitarian operators can achieve a wider reach, even in most fragile contexts. The use of information technology to support data collection, analysis and elaboration has brought significant changes in the way information is managed and shared.

In this webinar, Paola Fava, Co-Founder of Gnucoop Società Cooperativa, will provide you with a general understanding of the role and impact of ICTs in the development process.

Examples on how the use of technologies has eased the work of the operators and improved lives around the world may include mobile technologies to improve timely data collection re-garding basic supplies (i.e.: medicine, food, etc..) and access to primary services (i.e.: healthcare, food security, disaster preparedness, etc.) for populations facing scarcity of these goods/services as well as digital maps (GIS and WebGIS platforms) to prevent and to respond to humanitarian crisis.

The webinar will be held in English and streamed live from the HFT Stuttgart to the community group The AGEP-Network in the Alumniportal Deutschland http://alumniportal-deutschland.de/group-agep-alumni.

Attending the webinar is easy! Just register or login to the Alumniportal Deutschland and join the group The AGEP–Network. Becoming a member is free of charge.

You will not be able to participate in the live session? Now worries! You can attend the recorded webinar soon afterwards.