Dear Friends, Forwarding the following for those who're interested in and working on open content. They can share their experiences and ideas.
Kanti Kumar -----Original Message----- From: Peter Ballantyne [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 2:01 AM Subject: Supporting Local Development Content For several years now, there has been talk of the need to focus our 'development with ICTs' efforts on ways to encourage and support 'local content.' Thus, the report of the DOT Force points to local content development and dissemination as critical to the local appropriation of ICTs for development purposes. But it gives little insight into exactly what content, for what purposes, and with what expected development impacts. Nor does it indicate how exactly the processes of local content creation, adaptation, and sharing can best be supported. As an input to the work of the Digital Opportunities Taskforce (DOT Force), IICD is working with DFID, OneWorld and other partners to identify and document how local organisations and communities in developing countries are using ICTs to create, adapt, and exchange local content. We are looking for examples and cases as well as insights into critical success and support factors. We will provide a short report to DFID on these issues by the end of March 2002. Brief information about the project is available on the web at: <http://www.iconnect-online.org/base/show_template_hl?template=1&articl=e_id v6&subcat7&> But we need your help. By: * Sharing your experiences and ideas regarding what is meant by 'local content' and how it can be propagated. * Requesting and completing a form describing how you are generating, adapting, or exchanging a particular type of local content. Case study forms can be requested from me at [EMAIL PROTECTED] * Forwarding this message to any local contacts or partners who are doing interesting things with local content. * Suggesting who we can contact to solicit further case experiences and lessons. If there is sufficient demand, we will bring the various discussants of these issues together in an online workspace to avoid inconveniencing people not directly interested in this issue. Looking forward to hearing from you in the coming month! Peter Ballantyne Team Leader, Knowledge Sharing International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) PO Box 11586 * 2502 AN The Hague * The Netherlands phone: 31 (0)70 311 7311 * email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] * web: www.iicd.org www.iconnect-online.org ------------ ***GKD is an initiative of the Global Knowledge Partnership*** To post a message, send it to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To subscribe or unsubscribe, send a message to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. In the 1st line of the message type: subscribe gkd OR type: unsubscribe gkd Archives of previous GKD messages can be found at: <http://www.globalknowledge.org>