Reports

February 12, 2015

Panos South Asia invites applications to participate in ICT4D Regional Consultation Workshop; Facilitating Networking, Knowledge Sharing and Learning on ICT4D in South Asia

Panos South Asia (PSA) is a part of a family of Panos Institute worldwide that encourages and facilitates public discourse on a wide range of issues, particularly those that have a direct impact on the least privileged and most marginalized sections of society. Panos works through media to bring neglected subjects to the fore in developmental debate, so as to give a platform for voices and perspectives, which are often rendered voiceless in the public sphere.

In this endeavour, besides other activities, Panos is implementing a project that aims to facilitate ICT driven empowerment of the marginalized people at the local level in development in South Asian countries to mainstream their local perspectives (voices) to facilitate networking, knowledge sharing, and learning on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) at the national, regional and global levels.

In this regard, Panos South Asia (PSA) is organising a 3-day South Asian ‘ICT4D Regional Consultation Workshop’ from 29th to 31st July 2007 in Kathmandu, Nepal under its regional project ‘Facilitating Networking, Knowledge Sharing and Learning on ICT4D in South Asia’ for media and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), other key development actors such as I/NGOs, donors, development and communication specialists, academics, researchers working on ICT4D in South Asia. The project is supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) under the Building Communication Opportunities Programme (BCO).

The Regional Consultation Workshop aims to identify the prevailing ICT4D practices in South Asia with specific reference to Millenium Development Goals, Poverty, Human Rights and Sustainable Development and to identify gaps and challenges in these specific areas with specific references to capacity in South Asia. The consultation workshop also aims to identify possible areas of synergy between media and CSOs on ICT4D in South Asia. In turn chart out strategic intervention/plan of action to facilitate synergy between media and CSOs.

Media and CSOs, and other key development actors such as I/NGOs, donors, development and communication specialists, academics, researchers working in the areas of ICT4D in South Asia and elsewhere especially in the areas of MDGs, Poverty, Human Rights and Sustainable Development, wishing to participate in the consultation workshop are requested to apply by filling out the attached application form.

Few scholarships are available for selected applicants. Properly filled out applications should be submitted not later than 30th June 2007 by e-mail tosameer@panossouthasia.org and psa@panossouthasia.org.

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