Introductions thread: What makes you tick?

Greetings all!

My name is Asanga,

  1. I am from Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  2. I have about 15 years of experience in the humanitarian and development field. So, I’d say I am mid-career.
  3. Focusing on what needs to be done to launch my Startup.
  4. Technology is blurring the lines between conventional reality and a reality in which anything can happen. If you have the resources, that is. I want to stay up to date and do my bit to ensure that no one gets left behind.
  5. Both.

Hello guys,
Where in the world are you? : surat , india
What stage of your career are you at?: i’m student
What are you current challenges?: Actually it’s not challenge but i’m looking for start-up ideas…
What gets you fired up about technology and development?:How mobile apps can impact on human…
Cats or dogs?:i love both

  1. Where in the world are you? Nairobi, Kenya

  2. What stage of your career are you at? Mid-Career

  3. What are you current challenges? Ensuring online communities effectively address the needs and interests identified by members

  4. What gets you fired up about technology and development? The multiple benefits it offers to developing countries which includes helping to eradicate poverty, educate people, sustain the environment and create healthier populations through the implementation of both simple and sophisticated techniques

  5. Cats or dogs? Cats…Dogs actually both

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Hi all,

My name is Daniela Kaempfe, Programme Specialist for West Africa and focal point for ICT4D, from Plan International Germany and I’m excited to be connecting and exchanging with you on this platform.

  1. Where in the world are you? Based in Hamburg, Germany but travelling West Africa on a regular basis.

2.What stage of your career are you at? Mid-career

3.What are your current challenges? How we can better integrate technology and digital innovation in our programme work.

4.What gets you fired up about technology and development? How technology can provide opportunities so people have access to knowledge, exchange and improve their lives.

5.Cats or dogs? Dogs

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Hello Daniela, welcome to the Digital Principles Forum. We are excited to have you on board and look forward to your participation in our community activities.

Please feel free to reach out to us for any queries, suggestions or feedback. Happy engaging :keyboard:

1.Lusaka, Zambia
2. Budding innovator,
3. Digital platforms in small markets
4. Closing the digital divide
5. Dogs

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Hello! Welcome to the Digital Principles Forum. We are excited to have you on board and look forward to your participation in our community activities.

Please feel free to reach out to us for any queries, suggestions or feedback. Happy engaging :keyboard:

  1. we are based in Pakistan.
  2. A new startup- working to integrate ICT in the development sector. I have 12 years development sector experience with national and International NGOs (UNICEF, IASCI, ERRA, Red Cross etc.)
  3. Funding is one of the challenge. However we are working on One project at the moment, Parent Teacher Communication App, to get funding from UNICEF and other Govt:/Private Schools.
  4. I am working in development sector for the last 12 years. In my view digital solutions are the most of the efficient way to solve communities problem.
  5. we are planning to integrated ICT in schools in Pakistan.
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Welcome to this forum @marif964 We look forward to engaging with you and your participation in the forum discussions and activities.

  • I am in Tanzania, a Tanzanian.
  • I am freelancing and working remotely making Android Apps, APIs and DBs with USAID and other startupsa
  • My challenge is mostly becoming world-class Software Engineer and finding clients.
  • I am a curious person and tech is fulfilling that thirst for me
  • I read, a lot.
  • I prefer fish
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Jambo @nickyrabit welcome to the forum. We look forward to engaging with you in the discussions and activities around the Principles for Digital Development. Karibu!

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Hello just getting into this. You asked, so I’ll tell:

Where in the world are you?
I’m from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. It’s never cold here :desert_island:

What stage of your career are you at?
I’m an independent consultant now. I advise management.

What are you current challenges?
Bureaucracy, politics and a general lack of an enabling environment for digital knowledge management.

What gets you fired up about technology and development?
Open learning, use of open data for knowledge creation (acquisition and elicitation)

Cats or dogs?
Dogs. For. The. Win.

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Hello, @cvsankars thank you for joining the Digital Principles Forum. We are glad you are here and look forward to engaging you in discussion and debate on The Principles for Digital Development as well as other relevant discussions on ICT4D. Happy Engaging!

asante sana

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I am from India currently pursuing my bachelors in technology in Information Technology.
Making myself a better person everyday and contributing my best for the society.
New and revolutionary Ideas ignitr me for development.
Cats.

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Hello @Praddyumn thank you for joining the Digital Principles Forum . We are glad you are here and look forward to engaging you in discussion and debate on The Principles for Digital Development as well as other relevant discussions on ICT4D. Happy Engaging!

1.Sam from Sierra Leone.
2. I am a beginner
3.To see how communities can use technology to improve the lives of people to better
4. Use technology to put sunshine to the youths who are national assets of any society and bring joy to the
poor of the poorest.
5. Cats or dogs are puppies

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Hello @samshekamoi thank you for joining the Digital Principles Forum . We are glad you are here and look forward to engaging you in discussion and debate on The Principles for Digital Development as well as other relevant discussions on ICT4D. Happy Engaging!

J’habite en Belgique - Bruxelles. : I live in Belgium - Brussels.
Je suis informaticien : projects manager : I am a computer scientist: projects manager
My challenge is : project digitalisation. :
J’ai toujours été intéréssé par la technologie.: I have always been interested in technology
Cats

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Bonjour @mghari Merci d’avoir rejoint le ** Digital Principles Forum **. We are glad you are here and look forward to engaging you in discussion and debate on The Principles for Digital Development as well as other relevant discussions on ICT4D. Happy Engaging!