LEXINGTON, Kentucky, September 5, 2012 – ACUTA is pleased to announce a webinar that will provide a fascinating perspective for those who support researchers and campus offices that do outreach in developing countries. “Leveraging Technology for Human Development” will be offered Thursday, September 27, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Register online at www.acuta.org.
Presenter: Tom Marentette, Video Services Specialist, Office of Information Technologies, University of Notre Dame
ACUTA is very pleased to offer this webinar that will provide a fascinating perspective for members who support researchers and campus offices that do outreach in developing countries.
When designing and implementing technology projects in the developing world, serious consideration needs to be given to using sustainable and appropriate technologies. Technologies such as solar and mobile are changing the face of information delivery in sectors like healthcare, agriculture, education, financial services and more. For example, the prevalence of mobile technology in the developing world provides a sustainable platform that community health organizations can build on using in-country resources and open-source software.
This presentation will focus on work done in Haiti using SMS for data collection, in addition to how low-power consumption ICTs are having an impact in a development context around the globe. Finally, thought will be given to long-term sustainability and local-capacity building to support Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) projects, some of which is evolving through new communities of practice in the fields of ICT4D and M4D (mobiles for development).
Please register with ACUTA no later than Monday, September 24. Questions regarding registration should be directed to Michele West, ACUTA Director of Membership Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 859/278-3338.
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