Introductions thread: What makes you tick?

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

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  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!

My name is Gustavo Brant de Carvalho.

  1. Hamburg, Germany; I’ll be in Paris for 6 months now.
  2. I’m a university tutor, but I’ve done internships both in architecture offices and at the UN-Habitat.
  3. Building cities that represent their inhabitants, enabling participation in governance and generating awareness for urban problems.
  4. I’ve worked in development cooperation before and I believe it is necessary to keep efforts to cooperate across borders.
  5. Both, but I have none. I sometimes take care of friends’ kittens. also #adoptdontshop
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Hello @GuzBrant 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!

At present, I live in Manaus, Brazil, but my friends used to tell me “You are everywhere”. Depends on the assigment and work I am doing.
I am a senior level professional, but in the field of digital technology, I am a beginner.
I work now as a Consultant and this field requires knowing many areas which otherwise are dealt by separate teams. For me, this was the case with digital technology.
I am a lifelong learner, always learning new things and although I find the use of so many tools and softwares very confusing, I am sure that I will succeed in learning how to use a few of them.
I am very curious to explore how digital tools are used in the M&E field.
I had both cats and dogs in the past, but because they can not travel with me, it is better not to have them anymore.

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Hello @Cecilia 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!

Hi Everyone from down under. My name is Mark and I live in Brisbane Australia

  • What stage of your career are you at?
    I have just finished 24 years in IT at a financial institution (funds management) and most recently leading the IT team. Now I am re-steering my direction into IT4D or Tech for Good and specifically how advanced tech can be used to support the SDGs

  • What are you current challenges?
    My biggest challange right now is absorbing the vast amount of reading on the topic of IT4D, especially as it seems to be in constant renewal as many parts of society take on the challange of sustainability.
    My second challange is to prepare for a volunteer role as an ICT mentor in the Solomon Islands as they assimulate the oppertunities that present themselves along with their up coming subsea internet cable connection.
    Third challange is using this editor without auto correct :frowning:

  • What gets you fired up about technology and development?
    Getting fired up - excited - are the possibilites that advanced tech such as AI and blockchain can bring to developing and LDCs in addressing so many of thier societay, economic and environmental challanges.
    Fired up - angry - are the head winds to change

  • Cats or dogs?
    No cats, one dog (Australian Cattle Dog), fish, choooks (chickens)