This group is primarily but not exclusively aimed at BOND (www.bond.org.uk) T4D group members. The meetup group is a supplement to the T4D group section on the myBond platform (http://my.bond.org.uk/group/technology-development). Non-BOND members are welcome, in particular academics, bloggers/journalists and private sector partners. The groups purpose is described below:
The speed of technological change is rapid, opening up new opportunities and capabilities but also creating new challenges. It is important to understand the impact that such technologies can have on peoples’ lives and on the work of development agencies. Meetings planned with the following goals:
• To discuss developments related to Technology for Development
• To provide information on emerging trends in technological innovation (eg. Machine-to-machine technology)
• To share best practice and worst practice (why projects don’t work) including case studiesTo provide information on funding and projects/initiatives being undertaken so as to avoid duplication and foster partnerships.
• To maximise Bond members’ reach with stakeholders such as universities and corporations.
To foster relationships with funders of technology-related projects
Save the date: March 19th, starting after Bond conference ends (~5:30pm)
The Bond Technology for Development group are hosting our annual informal social gathering to coincide with the Bond conference. This will be held at the Feathers pub opposite St. James's Park station and is a short walk from the QE2 centre where the conference is being held.
This is open to all and is a chance to network with peers with an interest in using technology for social impact, to discuss the group’s activities for the coming year and for those not part of the group to find out a little more about the groups interests and aims.
The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL - www.digitalimpactalliance.org) have kindly agreed to sponsor this year's social and will be providing a buffet and a first drink.
Please mark the date in your diaries and confirm attendance through Meetup or MyBond if you are interested in attending, so that we can keep an eye on numbers.
We hope you can join us and look forward to meeting you.