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Development Ideas is a resource for thinkers and practitioners to learn about international development—its origins, how it has changed and spread over time, and how it may evolve.
Development Ideas is a resource for thinkers and practitioners to learn about international development—its origins, how it has changed and spread over time, and how it may evolve.

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Dear colleagues and friends,

We are halfway through the Development Ideas interactive program of discussion and #DevtIDEAS Debates.

We would like to ask for your help in providing feedback to the website and debates so far, and identifying the key topics and issues where we should focus future debates.

The survey should take no more than 5 minutes (10 if you have a lot of ideas to share!) and we would be very grateful for any constructive feedback you can provide.

You can find a direct link to the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WJ2QSMQ

or visit the website link provided here.

Thank you very much for your time and participation with Development Ideas.

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ICTs—oppression or liberation? New #DevtIDEAS Debate with @APC_News @harassmap @joana_varon @IDRC_CRDI. March 31 RSVP ow.ly/K8o0P

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Dear all - Apologies but the event on Google Plus was set at GMT rather than UTC time and there has been a daylight saving time this past weekend. The event begins at 13h00 UTC as advertised - 9am New York, 14h00 London, 15h00 Cairo. Sincere apologies for the inconvenience and confusion, and hope that you are still able to join us.

JOIN OUR NEXT #DEVTIDEAS DEBATE TO DISCUSS!

Women in the developing world have used Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) to fight for a more inclusive society. Yet, their efforts have repeatedly met strong resistance grounded on old social prejudices. Often, ICTs have been used to oppress, attack and even silence women, or simply to harass them perpetuating sexist social norms and practices, online and offline. In response, and unlocking their liberating potential, many organizations have used ICTs to come together, make gender-based violence more evident and to spur empowering grassroots and political responses to counter it. Ending gender-based violence is a big step toward a more equitable society and ICTs can help. 

"Be it resolved, ICTs have the potential to change social norms and behaviours."

#DevtIDEAS Debate panellists will discuss ICTs as tools of oppression and liberation, their role in helping women assert their rights in the digital age, and whether they have the potential to change social norms and behaviours.

SPEAKERS
— Chat Garcia Ramilo – Deputy Executive Director, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
— Amel Fahmy – Co-Founder & Researcher, HarassMap Egypt
— Joana Varon Ferraz – Independent Advocate & Researcher 

MODERATOR
Chaitali Sinha, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

WHEN
March 31, 2015 13h00 UTC (15h00 Cairo, 13h00 London, 9h00 New York). The discussion will last 1 hour 15 minutes.

FORMAT
#DevtIDEAS Debate will be broadcasting live as a Google+ Hangout on Air. The speakers will make short presentations and then take questions from the audience.

RSVP AND PARTICIPATE
To receive updates and reminders about this event, RSVP on this page where it asks "ARE YOU GOING?"
On the day of the event, come directly to tthis page to watch the livestream of the discussion (don't worry, if you RSVP, we will send you a reminder and a link before the event).
Ask questions during the event using the interactive Q&A or on Twitter using the hashtag #DevtIDEAS (https://twitter.com/hashtag/DevtIDEAS).

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND QUESTIONS NOW
On twitter by using hashtag #DevtIDEAS or tweeting to @DevtIDEAS.
On the Development Ideas blog by posting your comments here: http://www.developmentideas.info/2015/03/upcoming-devtideas-debate-icts-technologies-for-oppression-or-liberation/

STAY UPDATED WITH OUR EVENTS
Subscribe to email updates: http://eepurl.com/VMmWL
Follow us on Twitter @DevtIDEAS(event hashtag #DevtIDEAS ) https://twitter.com/DevtIDEAS
Follow us on Google+  https://plus.google.com/+DevelopmentideasInfo/

ABOUT GOOGLE+ HANGOUTS:
— We host our online debates on Google+ Hangouts as it is easily accessible and does not require you to download an application.
— You DO NOT need a Google account to RSVP or watch the live broadcast. You can watch it live on the day directly from the Google+ Event page.
— You DO need a Google account to participate in the interactive live Q&A during the debate, or you can ask your questions on Twitter using the hashtag #DevtIDEAS
— For best results, we recommend that you restart your computer before the session starts, close all other applications, and connect your computer directly to an Internet source, if possible.

If you need any help, please email contact@developmentideas.info.

www.developmentideas.info
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#DevtIDEAS Debates are a series of live chats organized by Development Ideas — a space for thinkers and practitioners to learn, share and debate about international development. The site is facilitated by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), in collaboration with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the United Nations University (UNU).

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the #DevtIDEAS Debate. We will have the summary and Youtube video soon!

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Be part of our second #DevtIDEAS Debate: Growth vs. Equity, which comes first?
Register and participate on Dec 10, 2014 (14H00 UTC - 9H00 New York - 16H00 Cairo)
When thinking about development economics, inevitably a tension of priorities arises: growth or social equity. However, growth versus equity is not an academic debate. The actions inspired by the either side of the argument affect the lives of real people. Four #DevtIDEAS debaters will defend the merits of each position, examining the trade-offs and shifting trends.

Moderator
- Khaled Ezzelarab, Editor-in-Chief of the website Aswatmasriya.com
 
Debaters
·  Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist, World Bank’s Africa Region
·  Hoda Selim, Economist at the Economic Research Forum (ERF)
· Ravi Kanbur, T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, Cornell University
· Ahmed Galal, Managing Director, Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Visit the website: www.developmentideas.info
FORMAT:
We will be broadcasting live on Google Hangouts from the International Economics Association Conference in Amman, Jordan. The panelists will present a short discussion and will then take questions from the audience through the live webinar or from our Twitter hashtag #DevtIDEAS (https://twitter.com/hashtag/DevtIDEAS)

TO JOIN:
- Register above where it says "Are you going?"
- On June 6 come to this event page and you will be able to see a live stream of the discussion (don't worry we will send you a reminder and a link before the event)
- Write questions for the panelists in the chatbox during the live stream or on Twitter using the hashtag #DevtIDEAS

Go ahead and ask your questions now if you can't join us live #DevtIDEAS

OTHER WAYS TO STAY UPDATED:
Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/devtideas
Subscribe by email: contact@developmentideas.info

www.developmentideas.info

#growthvsequity #erf #idrc #devtIDEAS  

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When thinking about development economics, inevitably a tension of priorities arises: growth or social equity. However, growth versus equity is not an academic debate. The actions inspired by the either side of the argument affect the lives of real people. Four #DevtIDEAS debaters will defend the merits of each position, examining the trade-offs and shifting trends.


Moderator
- Khaled Ezzelarab, Editor-in-Chief of the website Aswatmasriya.com
 
Debaters
·  Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist, World Bank’s Africa Region
·  Hoda Selim, Economist at the Economic Research Forum (ERF)
· Ravi Kanbur, T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, Cornell University
· Ahmed Galal, Managing Director, Economic Research Forum (ERF)

FORMAT:
We will be broadcasting live on Google Hangouts from the a Debate organized by IDRC and the Economics Research Forum (ERF) in Cairo, Egypt. Four debaters will defend each side of the argument, and then, they will take questions from live participants and the online audience through the webinar and our Twitter hashtag #DevtIDEAS (https://twitter.com/hashtag/DevtIDEAS)

TO JOIN:
- Register above where it says "Are you going?"
- On December 10 come to this event page and you will be able to see a live stream of the discussion (don't worry we will send you a reminder and a link before the event)
- Write questions for the panelists in the chatbox during the live stream or on Twitter using the hashtag

#GrowthvsEquity  #DevtIDEAS #IDRC

Go ahead and ask your questions now if you can't join us live

OTHER WAYS TO STAY UPDATED:
Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/devtideas
Subscribe by email: contact@developmentideas.info

Visit the website: www.developmentideas.info

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