In the recent years, the ICTs (information and communication technologies) for development have promised the International cooperation to become more "fluid" and "open" (open-source technologies and creative commons licenses enabled individual persons, groups and organizations to have free access in various materials and products, inaccessible before).
Further, the emergence of new techs such as drones, low-cost sensors, wearables and so on - the ICTs are opening up new horizons for development interventions.
To respond to these new trends and progresses in the field of ICT for Development, as well as to offer new opportunity for young professionals, particularly for those from Global South, the ONG2.0 is launching the second edition of the long-term online course "ICT Innovations for Development".
The course duration is six months and is structured around eight thematic Modules: social innovation methodologies; agriculture and environment; health; education; data collection; mapping in emergencies; human rights, democracy and activism; and financial inclusion.
The course is organised completely online, based on online educational methodologies developed by ONG 2.0, featuring live webinars (audio-video) and interactive web training. In the 'digital classes' the lecturers and the participants can see each other through webcam; they can interact and discuss through voice and chat; and they can collaboratively work in exercises, individual and in group, similar to the physical classes.
There are 20 scholarships available that cover alt the costs. The course will be concluded with a fin& public Barcamp, where participants will present the Final Projects and will have the chance to win seed-funding up to 2000 euro. The seed-funding will go for the best projects who have successfully integrated, applied and/or prototypes ICTs in a real case study.
The course is organised as part of the "Innovation for Development" project supported by Fondazione Cariplo and Compagnia San Paolo.