[INDEHELA-L] 22 July CfP: Participation for Development workshop at the PDC 2014
mikko.korpela at uef.fi
Tue Jul 8 13:42:39 EEST 2014
Workshop 'Participation for Development'
In conjunction with PDC 2014, Windhoek, Namibia
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Retha De La Harpe, Cape Peninsula Univ. of Tech., South Africa
Mikko Korpela, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Finland
Gertrudes Macueve, Univ. Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
Rahel Bekele, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Jens Kaasbøll, University of Oslo, Norway,
More information: http://participation4d.blogspot.dk/
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is more and more promoted
as a driver and facilitator of economic growth and development in low
and middle income countries. ICT for Development (ICT4D) though has
mixed successes. Sustainability of solutions and usability respectively
usefulness for the intended beneficiaries have been reported as causes.
Participatory approaches to development have been proposed to address
these causes. Participatory Design (PD) seems like a perfect fit.
However, at the Participatory Design Conferences, research that
addresses PD in low and middle income countries is rare. The workshop
aims at bringing together the PD researchers working with
under-privileged communities and attracting researchers from the ICT4D
communities to the PD conference. The goal is to share experiences and
start a discussion on how participation, ICT and development might relate.
Purpose and Intended Outcome
The workshop is meant to be a discussion forum for researchers working
with participatory approaches in the context of ICT4D. We aim at
bringing together researchers working with participatory design in ICT4D
projects and compare experiences with Participation for Development.
During the workshop, we plan to discuss how to promote the discussion on
'Participation for Development' in connection with the PD community and
conference. This could e.g. be in form of a special issue for one of the
relevant journals or an edited volume.
How to participate
You are invited to submit a position paper of up to 5 pages.
We especially encourage the presentation of concrete projects. Please,
highlight the way the intended beneficiaries and other stakeholders
contributed to the project and reflect on the dimensions of development
- e.g. human, economical, and/or technical did benefit from the
If your project didn't take a participatory approach, this fact and its
implications could be subject to the position paper.
If your project is still in a planning phase, feel free to map out the
Position papers are submitted through the easychair website:
22 July Submission deadline for position papers
28 July Communication of acceptance
5 Aug Early registration
5 Oct Workshop
Yvonne Dittrich, assoc. prof
Software Development Group
IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
DK-2300 K¿benhavn S, Denmark
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