Date/Time: 02/11/2015 - 03/11/2015 09:00 - 16:00
Location: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)
CMI, the University of Bergen and the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies are co-organizing the workshop Digital Revolutions: New Information Technology Tools in 21st Century Politics. As big data and mapping technologies increasingly contribute to the international and domestic political responses to a wide range of humanitarian crises in poor and rich countries alike, the workshop will feature discussions on the effects of communication technology tools in shaping political events and processes.
To fill this evidence gap, the project aims to assess the forms and effects of the digital revolution in a two-step process of mapping out the various technological interventions and systematically testing their political and applied impacts across a number of key issue areas. These areas are the following: humanitarian relief delivery during crisis, conflict, and disaster situations; the quality of government responsiveness, accountability, and service delivery; development aid effectiveness, including tools for monitoring and evaluation; natural resource governance; and the nature and achievements of citizen-level social movements, contentious politics, and broader social relations.
Workshop presenters include:
- Dr. Nama R. Budhathoki, Executive Director of Kathmandu Living Labs;
- Dr. Sarah Vieweg, Social Computing group at Qatar Computing Research Institute, Crisis Computing team;
- Gregory Asmolov, PhD candidate, London School of Economics (LSE);
- Pierre Beland, Member of Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT OSM);
- Oludotun Babayemi, Co-founder of Connected Development [CODE];
- Dr. Patrick Meier, Head of Social Innovation and Social Computing at the Qatar Computing Research Institute;
- Dr. Martina Comes, Guest researcher at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Associate Professor at the University of Agder’sCentre for Integrated Emergency Management;
- Morten Eriksen, CEO Atlas-Alliansen;
- Andrew Mao, Post Doc Researcher at Microsoft Research, New York City Lab, Computational Social Science;
- Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert, Senior Researcher at PRIO/ Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies and DIGICOM project leader;
- Bernardo Cocco, Policy Advisor, Knowledge Management and Innovation Development Impact Group, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support United Nations Development Programme (Online participation);
- Chris Weldon, CEO Carterro will present their new app, promoted to assist refugees to plan their trip ahead (Online participation);
- Per Aarvik, VP Standby Task Force, coord. CMI.
This workshop is organized in connection to the public seminar on Tuesday 3 November from 18.00 to 20.00.
The workshop has limited capacity. For registration, please contact Per Aarvik at firstname.lastname@example.org
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