The long-term online training course “Information and Communications Technologies Innovation for Development” has started on 30th October 2016.
The course is organized completely online, based on online educational methodologies developed by ONG 2.0, featuring live webinars (audio-video) and interactive web training (weblab) carried on by international teachers from all the 5 continents.
In the last years, International Cooperation thanks to ICT has become more open and accessible. As a matter of fact, ICT and new technologic devices such as drones, smartwatches, etc. have made possible new kind of interventions in the development framework. There are plenty of examples: organizations such as Unicef have launched “Rapid Pro” – an open-source platform of applications that can help governments deliver rapid and vital real-time information and connect communities to lifesaving services. Science for Change Kosovo is a grassroots project that uses collaborative citizen science to tackle Kosovo’s air pollution problem and simultaneously engage with a politically disenfranchised generation of young people. Kilimo Salama (“Safe Agriculture”) is an insurance designed for Kenyan farmers so they may insure via sms, their farm against drought and excess rain. The project will offer farmers who plant on as little as one acre insurance policies to shield them from significant financial losses when drought or excess rain are expected to wreak havoc on their harvests.
The course will last six months and is divided into 8 modules: agricolture and environment, health, education, human rights and democracy, financial inclusion, mapping and emergencies, data collection.
The course will be concluded with the Public Barcamp, where participants will have the opportunity to present their Final Projects and win the chance for seed-funding – up to 2000 euro.
This is the second edition of the course organized by ONG 2.0 and supported by Fondazione Cariplo and Compagnia San Paolo, in partnership with Opes Impact Fund, Fondazione Acra, We Make, Ouagalab, Fablab To, ISI Foundation, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano and Nexa center for internet & society Università di Torino, Politecnico di Torino.