On Wednesday 11 June The Communication for Development Masters Programme at Malmö University will hold a joint seminar in collaboration with the International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID).
This afternoon seminar takes place at the School of Arts and Communication in Malmö and will be held in conjunction with the Degree Project Examinations for students completing their final term of the programme.
You are very welcome to come and join us in Malmö for this event.
TITLE: IPID-ComDev seminar ‘ICT4D, crisis communication and social change’
VENUE: Medea, Malmö Högskola, Kultur och samhälle K3, Östra Varvsgatan 11 A, 211 73 Malmö
TIME: Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 13:00-16:00 (Swedish time)
SCHEDULE: 13.00-13.15: Welcome (Edgar Napoleon, IPID; Tobias Denskus, ComDev)
13.15-14.15 The role of Identity in ICT4D – Presentation and discussion with Emrys Schoemaker
14.15-14:45 Coffee break
14:45-15:45 The role of social media and crisismapping in disaster response – examples from the Philippines – Presentation and discussion Timo Luege
Emrys Schoemaker is Director and co-founder of iMedia Associates, formerly an independent consultant and director of iMediate. He is a communications and conflict specialist with extensive experience designing communications and media based initiatives for development and peace-building purposes. He has a particular interest in the ways that social media and mobile phones are transforming people’s lives and the implications for changing citizen-state relations and political processes. He gained a Masters in Peace Studies at Bradford University, then spent two years in Pakistan in 2004 — 2006 as a media advisor for DFID, the UN and civil society organisations, where he designed, managed and advised on media and communication initiatives in the areas of governance, conflict and health, particularly HIV and AIDS. He has recently conducted consultancies in Pakistan and Afghanistan exploring strategies for counter extremism.
Timo Luege: I’m passionate about communication, information and discovering how the two can be used to make the world a better place. My two main areas of expertise are:
Communication through digital media
Media relations during humanitarian relief operations
Over the last thirteen years I have worked for German national public radio, a wire agency, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and the United Nations.