A Live Online Discussion on Technology Inclusion in the Hemisphere

March 30, 2010

Our friends at Americas Quarterly are hosting a live online discussion on March 31 from 12:30-1:00 p.m. (U.S. EDT) on how to extend technological inclusion to minorities across the hemisphere. They would be thrilled if our blog visitors participated. Here’s the link for more information and to sign-up: www.americasquarterly.org/online-discussion-digital-barriers

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It’s an opportunity to dialogue with one of Brazil’s leading civic experts (Paulo Rogerio, a contributor to the recent AQ) on how to extend technological inclusion to minorities and why this is important for Brazil and countries across the hemisphere. Editor-in-Chief of Wired.com Evan Hansen will be among the other technology experts joining the discussion.

Questions to be addressed:

– What are the greatest obstacles to expanding access to technology in Brazil and in other countries of the hemisphere?

– Why is increased access important to a country’s overall economic growth?

– What are some successsful initiatives (pubic, private and civil society) to address these challenges especially in regard to promoting access for minorities and the underpriviledged? Can these efforts be scaled up?