Event: Doing Development Differently – OPENing up Cooperation
From the circumpolar high arctic to the African savannah digital technologies and networks affect all areas of human interaction. They are not just physical or economic drivers but change social interaction and basic societal structures. Key components of this changing (global) society are increasing opportunities for open innovation and knowledge-sharing.
#DoDevDif looks at the need to re-think international development taking into account these rapidly evolving scenarios. The continually expanding tool-kit of open resources for development actions employing ICT4D, open data and collaborative citizen-driven initiatives are moving faster than the policies to implement them.
The notion of #DoDevDif aims to promote transparency, empower citizens and fight corruption by applying and linking the use of open data and open technologies.
The work of Canadian and German organisations and grantees in these areas such as the IDRC-funded SIRCA program, the Humanitarian Open Street Maps Team (HOT), or the Open Institute’s open governance initiatives illustrates both the potentials and urgencies of taking a decidedly open approach.
All welcome – Please RSVP here and bring an official ID for registration: http://
13.00 – 18.00
Through a Bar-Camp and World-Café format we invite all participants to have an open, interactive exchange. Please bring your ideas and questions to the table, share your experiences and connect with others in the field!
18.30 – 20.30
The evening session features a discussion with international guests including
Arul Chib (Singapore Internet Research Center – http://
Alejandra Perez Nunez (FOSS artist / advocate, Chile – http://
Anne Muigai (Open Institute, Kenya/Canada – http://openinstitute.com/)
Q&A Movie Screening “Made in Africa”
20.30 – 21.30
#DoDevDif will wrap up with a special screening of Made in Africa by Geraldine de Bastion and René von der Waar. The film is a documentary about innovation and technological revolution, breaking clichés and telling a new story of African success and independence.
Doing Development Differently is an event by r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation gGmbH, Digital Unite e.V., the Centre for Internet & Human Rights at European University Viadrina (CIHR) as part of a wider Workshop Series on Digital Alternatives and Social Innovation. For this Workshop we will be hosted by and collaborating with the Embassy of Canada to Germany in Berlin and supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.