ComDev IPID Seminar in Malmö – Wednesday 11 June

by Hugo Boothby on June 2, 2014

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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.

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