Master ICT for Development and Social Good
FREE INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR
FREE INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR
FREE INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR | Discover the 3rd edition of the First Level Master “ICT for Development and Social Good“, the first Master in Italy providing theoretical and practical proficiency concerning the deployment of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) tools for international development and social good.
The Master is designed and implemented by University of Turin, in partnership with ONG 2.0 and thanks to the support of the Program Innovazione per lo Sviluppo.
The Master includes online lectures and residential crash courses held at Campus Luigi Einaudi in Turin (photos below) and provides a groundbreaking transdisciplinary curriculum that brings together the immense experience of internationally renowned experts and academics from various Universities and International Organizations who will lecture in a number of modules and topics. The programme has been conceived to support the theoretical and practical development of students in the field of Information and Communications Technologies for Development, as well as support their critical thinking towards existing initiatives, methods and tools; and enhance their ability to develop, adopt and reappropriate various technologies and social innovation methodologies for local, national or international development.
The Master will tackle a number of topics: from project management and social innovation to technology for development; from ICTs for data collection and visualization to ICTs for health and civic engagement; etc. The Master will also explore the existing and upcoming new trends in the field of development and technologies such as the use of blockchains in the development sector, and the importance of information security and future implications of algorithmic intelligence in the development sector. Last but not least, the Master will offer a number of other opportunities for professional development such as crash courses that aim to develop practical competencies of students; internships that aim to immerse students into various real-life experiences; etc.
In short, this Master provides both theoretical knowledge and critique, as well as practical proficiency concerning the deployment of ICTs tools for international development and social good.
Want to know more about the content of the Master? Want to understand better its schedule, methodologies and eligibility criteria? Want to have a first glance of the lecturers?
Egidio Dansero, full professor at University of Turin, Master Director
Ilaria Caramia, Compagnia di San Paolo, Innovazione per lo Sviluppo Program
Josh Harvey, Lecturer, and independent strategy and design consultant
Stuart Campo, Lecturer, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health expert
Paola Fava, Lecturer, and Senior Advisor and Project Manager on IT projects for the development and cooperation sector.
Ron Salaj, Master Tutor, former head of digital communications at UNICEF’s Innovations Lab in Kosovo, consultant for Council of Europe.
The webinar is free and held in English
What is the webinar?
A webinar is an interactive online session in which participants have the chance to interact with the speaker thanks to a web conference service.
What do you need?
A PC (mac, tablet..) and an internet connection. You will be able to join the live presentation, ask questions, and enrich the discussion.
12 PM- 1 PM CET
Full professor in Economic and Political Geography at the University of Turin, Italy. Dean’s delegate for Environmental Sustainability and Development Cooperation. He’s President of the three-year degree course in International Sciences, Development and Cooperation and Director of the Master in Development Management, held by University of Turin and International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO).
Josh Harvey is a social innovation practitioner. He led the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Innovations Lab Kosovo, a unit of UNICEF Kosovo (UNSC 1244) Programme and part of a collective of peer labs throughout UNICEF and across the globe looking (with humility) at how to reimagine the work of UNICEF and partners.
Researcher with the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He supported the design and activation of technological and social innovation initiatives in over 35 countries
Consultant and Senior Advisor with a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and over 10 years of experience in the humanitarian sector as project manager, product owner and innovation officer focusing on supporting, managing and promoting the use of technology and ICT tools in healthcare and DRR response. She has been collaborating with NGOs, European Universities and supporting UN Agencies’ projects particularly in Africa and Central America. She also teaches and runs online courses on mhealth for international cooperation and she is a lecturer of the ICT for Health module within the ‘ICT for Social Good’ Master program from the University of Turin and in collaboration with Ong 2.0
Master Tutor, former head of digital communications at UNICEF’s Innovations Lab in Kosovo, consultant for Council of Europe.