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Friday, May 15 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Public Access ICT: What we know about impact and how to amplify it - Panel / Roundtable

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What is the development role of telecenters, cybercafés, libraries and ICT training centers in a world increasingly inter-connected through mobiles? The discussion will focus on five topics: a review of recent public access impact findings, and a dialogue centered on four critical impact challenges: i. serving rural communities; ii. increasing women’s participation; iii. empowering low-income people; iv. expanding digital literacy.

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Osama Manzar

Founding Member,, Digital Empowerment Foundation
Osama Manzar works towards Eradicating Information Poverty in India through Digital Interventions. Enabling people @ the edge of information and empowering unserved communities with access to information using Internet, Broadband and Wireless access through the use of open spectrum... Read More →


Nor Alias Aziah

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia

Dorothea Kleine

Reader, Director, ICT4D Centre, Royal Holloway University of London

Marhaini Mohd N.

Senior Lecturer, Policy Studies and Development, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia

Patricia Peña

Assistant Professor of Digital Communication and Journalism, Instituto de la Comunicación e Imagen (ICEI), Universidad de Chile

Francisco J Proenza

Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Project to Assess the Impact of Public Access to ICT, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Marion Walton

University of Cape Town

Friday May 15, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Lecture Theatre 6 (LT6) Block NS2 NS2-02-05

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