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Data Management, Migration and Design: creative data in a global world

The seminar debates new forms of research and project formats for ICT4D (Information and Communication Technology for Development, UN headline) with point of departure in Bangladeshi social enterprise mPower’s ground breaking work, reaching 2.5 million beneficiaries throughout the world, and University of Copenhagen’s experience with Africa’s first telepsychiatric system in The Horn of Africa, Somaliland, 2009-2011, run by the health professionals in the Somali diaspora in Northern Europe. A key word for the seminar is data management for end use, in terms of project management, economic facilitation and assessment of quality etc. Added to this a debate on the applicability of new ideas such as crowd sourcing and dissemination of diasporic knowledge for
the developing South.


Diasporic use of computing, data, communication, i.e. as mediation, communication, knowledge sharing and experience, from the daily telephone call from North to South, to remittance systems based on smart phones, can be seen as data management of connectivity, in technical, social and cultural senses, included new solutions to
knowledge transfer and knowledge dissemination through crowd sourcing. It is thus an interesting prospective research venue, which has to do with how to creatively design with connectivity and data management in a migratory context, which not only harness resources for the South but also open new ways to understand migratory globalization in the North.


The seminar will be conducted by Hasib Ahsan, Senior Program and Research Manager, mPower Social Enterprises Ltd. and Anders Michelsen, Associate Professor , UNCP, head of design of Africas first telepsychiatric system, 2010-2012 in Somaliland. Panels will include specialist from The Horn of Africa. It is organized by AMIS - Center for Advanced Migration Studies UNCP, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine
Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation and Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, UNCP.


Program: to be announced medio April

Information: Anders Michelsen, amichel@hum.ku.dk