Global Voices is currently exploring how internet and communication technologies can assist human development, supported by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Global Voices Posts
Global Voices is following stories in global citizen media and blogs about how ICT is being used for development. These stories are also available directly on our Special Topic page, and many are also available in Spanish, French, Chinese (traditional / simplified), Macedonian, Italian, Russian, Bahasa Indonesian, and more.
- Pakistan: Internet and the challenge of language
- East Timor: Connecting Civil Society
- ICT for Development in Francophone Africa
- Who writes about ICT4D online?
- ICT4D: Past mistakes, future wisdom
- ICT4D for Women: Opportunities and Risks
- M-banking: Going where no bank has gone before
- Disaster Management and the role of ICTs (Part 2)
- India's tryst with e-health: A healthier future for its rural millions?
- Can ICTs aid small-scale farmers?
- Impact of ICT on Indigenous Cultures: Rejuvenation or Colonization?
- Uganda & Kenya: In Search of e-Governance
- The future of ICT4D: How soon is now?
- Disaster Management and the role of ICTs
- ICT4D: When mobile phones link with computers
About the Harvard Forum
Kickstarting everything was an event at Harvard University, on September 23-24, 2009: Communication and Human Development: The Freedom Connection? The IDRC/Harvard Forum brought together six world class panelists, Amartya Sen, Michael Spence, Yochai Benkler, Clotilde Fonseca, and Michael L. Best with leading thinkers and practitioners from around the globe.
Since they last met, six years ago, a lot has changed.
Audio from the event
Listen right here, or download from the Internet Archive.
Liveblogging by Ethan Zuckerman:
- Day 1-
- Day 2 -
The Berkman Center is publishing essays by conference participants on Publius.cc, together with comments and responses (see list of essays below). GV authors will also be following the conversation, and drawing connections between the conference ideas and conversations in the blogosphere.
Position paper – Randy Smith and Matthew Smith
Response – Clotilde Fonseca
Response – William H. Melody
Response – Michael Spence
Response – Rohan Samarajiva
Response – Lawrence Liang
Response – Ronaldo Lemos and Paula Martini
Response – Alison Gillwald
Response – Ineke Buskens
Response – Ophelia Mascarenhas
Response – Onno Purbo
Response – Yochai Benkler
Response – Hernan Galperin
Response – Anita Gurumurthy
Response – Nancy Spence
Response – Ethan Zuckerman
Response – Sabri Saidam
Response – Matthew Smith and Laurent Elder