Fill the Gap!
Moving beyond the mobile hype
‘Mobile’ is the buzz word in development: the key to smart entrepreneurship, citizen participation, and even revolution! Likewise, governments and aid agencies have put their faith in the contributions of mobile phones to global prosperity and freedom in the areas of health and commerce too. But what has five years of experimenting with mobile devices actually brought about? Which expectations have been met, which ones haven’t? And what are the future prospects? On Friday the 20th of April, the 9th edition of Fill the Gap! is entirely dedicated to this hype surrounding mobile devices. Do mobile devices really open doors for the individual, albeit an entrepreneur or consumer, and the public? And why can’t aid agencies and private sector upscale, develop and market affordable mobile services for the benefit of the common man in developing countries? Our key-note speakers for the day are amongst others Jon Gosier, designer, software developer, data freak and founder of Appfrika, Katrin Verclas, co-founder and editor of MobileActive.org, Jeroen Verplanke, ITC University of Twente and Daniële Puma, Director of Vodafone Foundation Nederland. Presentation: Rindert de Groot, writer / editor, presenter and World Connector.
|14.30||Welcome & introduction theme by Rindert de Groot|
|14.35||Case: IICD & use of mobile technologies|
|14.40||Case: Hivos & use of mobile technologies|
|14.45||Key-note Jon Gosier, Appfrika|
|15.05||Panel debate lead by Rindert de Groot with amongst others Jon Gosier (Appfrika), Daniëlle Puma (Vodafone Foundation), Jeroen Verplanke (ITC University of Twente)|
|Event starts:||Friday 20 April 2012 at 14:00|
|Event ends:||Friday 20 April 2012 at 17:30|
|Organized by:||IICD and HIVOS|
|City where event takes place:||Amsterdam|
|Country where event takes place:||Netherlands|
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