Program (27 May 2018)

Location: Auditorium, VU Main building, first floor.
De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

9.00-10.00 Registration and coffee (at the entrance of the Auditorium)

10.00 Welcome by Symposium Chairs: Victor de Boer and Anna Bon
10.10 Keynote by Chris Reij, World Resources Institute, Washington, USA.
“Can communication help speed up the greening of Africa’s drylands?”

10.50 Paper presentation: André Baart, Anna Bon, Victor de Boer, Wendelien Tuyp and Hans Akkermans. Kasadaka: A Voice Service Development Platform to Bridge the Web’s Digital Divide

11.10 Coffee break

11.25 Paper presentation: Franz-Ferdinand Rothe. ICT for Development in a Post-2015 World: How to conceptualise ICT4D in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals
11.45 Paper presentation: Allard Oelen, Chris J van Aart and Victor de Boer. Measuring surface water quality using a low-cost sensor kit within the context of rural Africa
12.05 ICT4D student pitches 1

12.30 Lunch break

13.30 Invited talk by Francis Dittoh, University for Development Studies, Ghana: “Information Access for Development: Weather Information Access for Rural Ghana”
13.50 Paper presentation : Joost Dijkers, Sietse Overbeek and Sergio España. Improving ICT4D projects with Agile software development
14.10 Paper presentation: Melchior Keijdener, Sietse Overbeek and Sergio Espãna. Scalability factors in an ICT4D context: A literature review

14.35 Tea and coffee break

14.50 Paper presentation: Sanjay Podder, Shalabh Kumar Singh, Praveen Tanguturi, Pradeep Roy, Christophe Guéret and Neville Dubash. Tech4Good: Collectively scaling up social transformation
15.10 Paper presentation: Aske Robenhagen, Marije Visscher, Victor de Boer, Julie Ferguson. Knowledge Management Practices for Development – Lessons from Post-Earthquake Nepal.
15.30 VU master students from the ICT4D course April- May 2018 pitch their recent projects/prototypes.

15.50 Closing of the symposium by Symposium Chairs.

16.00 – 18.00 Drinks and shared poster session, outside the Auditorium.

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