Cyber-volunteering: A Millennium Solution for Development by Young Africans

Workshop, International Conference Centre
21 Septiembre 2007

International Conference Centre, Rue Varembé, Geneva
Room 5-6, 25st September 2007
Time: 14.00 to 15.30

Geneva, 21th September 2007. In a globalised world, the impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) cannot be underestimated. Young people today have the ability and the possibility of changing the shape of societies through ICT skills and can take part in the development of projects that have global significance.

In the context of the Youth and ICTs Forum organised by the GAID (Global Alliance for ICT for Development) and the ITU (International Telecommunication Union), on 25th September 2007, ICVolunteers will be organizing a workshop on cyber-volunteering and development projects lead and implemented by young Africans. The aim of the workshop is to encourage discussions and exchanges between young people and a panel of experts in the field of ICTs. It will be a unique opportunity for participants to consider what ingredients can make a project successful and to look at future initiatives concerning the use of technology in Africa.

A number of topics will be covered including:

  • The role of young people in volunteer computing
  • School projects worldwide which are involved in development initiatives
  • Youth and ICT in Mali
  • Self-sustainability, agriculture and ICTs

The workshop is organized by ICVolunteers, an international non-profit organization specialized in the field of communications, in particular languages, conference support and cyber-volunteerism.

Details of the workshop programme can be found on www.icvolunteers.org or www.un-gaid.org.

For more information please contact:

Viola Krebs
ICVolunteers
Phone: 022 800 14 36
Email: viola@icvolunteers.org

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