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[liberationtech] LIVE WEBCAST of a series of ICT learning events at World Bank on February 29 and March 1, 2012

Omer Gibreel omegato at
Wed Feb 29 08:20:31 PST 2012

Thanks for the links 
Great, links and thank for informing us, the stream is working now if anyone want to watch it online and live.
very informative and i recommends it to any one interested in ICT4D and M4D 
Omer Gibreel

From: companys at
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:33:59 -0800
To: liberationtech at
Subject: [liberationtech] LIVE WEBCAST of a series of ICT learning events at World Bank on February 29 and March 1, 2012

Please join us for the 
learning sessions as part of the ICT Learning Days at World Bank on February 29 
and March 1 !
ICT Learning 
Days will include a series of learning events focusing on different aspects of 
using ICT for development in various sectors and regions, including universal 
broadband service in rural Saudi Arabia; mobile applications for agricultural 
and rural development; mobile money; ICT procurement; transformational potential 
of ICT for opening development; and the role of eID within e-government 
When: February 29 and March 1 
Venue in Washington: World Bank J Building, Room J B1-080, 701 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 
Live webcast: 
 (Windows Media - PC) 
(Apple - Mac)

Submit your 
comments and questions via our Chat Room (via Adobe Connect) @ 

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You can register for participation in Washington D.C. by sending an 
email to edevelopment at (please 
mention the session you would like to participate in). If you are World Bank 
staff, please register through LMS by clicking the link under the respective 
session at No registration 
is needed to watch live webcast.

Detailed description:

February 29, 08:00 - 09:30 am Washington 
Broadband Service in Rural Saudi Arabia: Innovations by USF & Operators 
Close the Access Gap

Saudi Arabia 
had the leading mobile and computer penetration in the Gulf region, while 
quality of service and Internet penetration were low. The focus of its universal 
service and access program was placed on improving service quality and providing 
universal broadband. With complementary regulatory measures, such as favourable 
frequencies, the program offers interesting lessons.  

Moderator:  Doyle Gallegos, Lead ICT Policy 
Specialist, World Bank
 Andrew Dymond, Managing Director of Intelecon 

February 29, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Washington 
Applications for Agricultural and Rural Development

Focus on a recent study which describes global research 
on mobile applications addressing rural development issues. 92 applications were 
categorized and analyzed and country case studies document leading applications 
in Kenya, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. The study describes various business 
models in the context of the mobile ecosystem in developing countries, and 
lessons are drawn for measures to support development of a viable mobile 
application ecosystem.

 Tim Kelly, Sr. ICT Policy Specialist, World Bank
Speaker:  Steve Esselaar, Sr. Consultant, 

February 29, 
12:30 - 14:00 Washington time
Mobile Money: How to Assess m-Money Opportunities and Why you 
can't Replicate Kenya's MP

Four Country Mobile Money Study was commissioned by the IFC and it was designed 
to increase the understanding of mobile money and to help address key issues 
such as scaling up and replicability. The study looks at the ecosystem 
requirements and the business models used by mobile network operators, banks, 
and others in four developing countries—Brazil, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and 
Thailand. It compares these countries with Kenya and Japan, which have 
successfully developed mobile money operations, and with the United 

Speaker:  Sonja 
Oestmann, Universal Access, Policy and Broadband 

February 29, 14:30 
- 16:00 Washington time
A Pan-African Perspective Towards ICT Sustainability in 

Creating and supporting a 
Pan-African community of competent, internationally certified IT professionals 
focused on developing the IT tools for African Agriculture, Business, Education, 
Health Care, Government and general Social needs.

Session Lead: Samia Melhem, Sr. Operations Officer, ICT Sector 
Unit, World Bank
Amadou Daffe, CEO, 
Kwame Andah, Director of 
Marketing Communication, Coders4Africa
Ibrahim Cisse, Director of Technology, 
Ellwood Kerkeslager, CEO 
Information Futures

March 1, 
08:00 - 09:30am Washington time
How Could Computing and Low cost internet devices make global 
e-commerce viable for SMEs in developing countries Cloud 

Moderator:  Samia 
Melhem, Sr. Operations Officer, ICT Sector Unit, World Bank
Speaker:  Gurcharan Singh, Sr. Procurement 
Specialist, World Bank

1, 10:00 - 12:00 
Open, smart and Inclusive Development: Can ICT Transform 

ICT is diffusing 
rapidly across the globe, yet its revolutionary potential for development is at 
a very early stage of realization. Hanna explores this potential in terms of 
advancing a vision of open, smart and inclusive development. He draws on the 
experience of some pioneering countries to illustrate their paths and practices 
and to draw lessons for our client countries.

Moderator:  Samia Melhem, Senior Operations Officer, ICT 
Sector Unit, World Bank
Nagy Hanna,  Sr. Fellow, 
Centre for Policy on Emerging Technologies
Soren Gigler, Senior Governance Specialist, World Bank 

March 1, 12:30 - 
Government: From Data to Information

How do Governments need to manage their information assets in an 
increasingly open world?
How can 
Governments, Citizens and International Organizations best use and re-use this 
The BBL will encourage broad 
thinking on how the full spectrum of public information assets, from data and 
statistics to archives and records, can be associated and be made more useful 
for providing evidence, making decisions, and reporting results. The Session 
will include a demonstration of an innovative mock up which provides a mashup of 
the World Bank's Open Data, current project data and archival records in a 
contextual and meaningful way.

Moderator:  Arleen Cannata Seed, IMTLA
Speaker:  Tariq Khokhar of the World Bank Open Data 
Initiatve, Anne Thurston of the International Records Management Trust, and 
others (TBC)

March 1, 14:30 - 
16:00 (J B1-080)
Role of eID within the eGovernment 

Case will be set forth 
for how eID in Government, when it is well implemented, can result in greater 
efficiency, transparency and cost effectiveness.

Moderator:  Samia Melhem, Senior Operations Officer, World 
Speaker:  Frank Leyman, Belgian 
Rep. in eGovernment High Level Group of European Commission
Discussant:  Mariana Dahan, Consultant, ICT Policy 
Unit, World Bank 

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