[open-development] Invitation: Doing Development Differently - OPENing up Cooperation / #DoDevDif Berlin, January 22, 2015

stephen kovats r0g_media at intertwilight.net
Fri Jan 9 11:53:29 UTC 2015

Dear Open Development friends and colleagues, 

if you are in or close to Berlin on January 22nd, please join 'Doing Development Differently: OPENing up Collaboration', at the Embassy of Canada! With a focus on alternative - and in particular OPEN - forms of international development cooperation, we would like to bring in a broad cross-section of ideas, experience and expertise from practice and research in this rapidly expanding field. 

As such, Doing Development Differently - OPENing up Cooperation, or #DoDevDif is aimed at strengthening and better defining the notion of 'Open Development'. The event is a collaboration between the r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation gGmbH, Digital Unite e.V., and the Centre for Internet & Human Rights at European University Viadrina (CIHR), hosted by the Embassy of Canada and supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. #DoDevDif also forms part of a wider workshop series on Digital Alternatives and Social Innovation co-hosted by ImpactHUB Berlin. This one-day event brings together innovative development practitioners including open culture and ICT4D advocates, researchers, policymakers and social activists from Germany, Canada and beyond. Discussing the opportunities open data, Open ICTs and collaborative citizen-based methodologies pose for a new form of international development practice, #DoDevDif welcomes all those interested in Doing Development Differently to an open exchange. 

The event is most of the day on January 22nd, divided into two segments - a bar-camp structured workshop, followed by a discussion and screening:

// Workshop Session    13.00 - 17.30 (Doors open at 12:30)
A thematic discussion and workshop on strengthening Open Development research and Open ICT4D practice in areas such as FOSS and Open Technologies in Post-Conflict Transformation, Open Data vs. Privacy and Security, Open Data for Human Rights, Open Agriculture and Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Data and Governance, or Disruptive Technologies and Empowerment. Through a Bar-Camp and World-Café format we invite all participants to bring their themes to the table in an open, interactive exchange.

// Public Discussion and Screening    18.30 - 21.00 (Doors open at 18:00 for those not already attending the afternoon workshop.)          
The evening session features a discussion with international guests including Arul Chib (Singapore Internet Research Center), Alejandra Perez Nunez (FOSS artist / advocate, Chile) and Heloise Emdon (Carleton University, Canada). #DoDevDif will wrap up with a special preview screening of excerpts from '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.

#DoDevDif takes place: 

13.00 - 21.00 on Thursday January 22, 2015
at the Embassy of Canada
Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin
S/U Potsdamer Platz

For further information please consult: http://openculture.agency/dodevdif or join the facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/764396873626541/

#DoDevDif is free and open to all, but in order to help us organise the day, please R.S.V.P. via: 

#DoDevDif / Doing Development Differently
Jan. 22, 2014 / Embassy of Canada, Berlin
registration open until Jan 10 via http://openculture.agency/dodevdif
r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation gGmbH

+49 170 5887806
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#OSJUBA / #OSWARRAP / #OSBACK / #DefyHateNow / #DoDevDif
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