ICT and the Quality of the Spanish Development Cooperation in the New 2009-2012 Programming Cycle

Notes from the the II Encuentro Internacional TIC para la Cooperación al Desarrollo (Development Cooperation 2.0: II International Meeting on ICT for Development Cooperation) held in Gijón, Spain, on February 10-12th, 2009. More notes on this event: cooperacion2.0_2009. More notes on this series of events: cooperacion2.0.

Round Table
Alexander Widmer, Responsible for the support of Swiss Agency for Development Operational Divisions; Eduardo Sanchez, NGO for Development Association Secretary; Carmen Rodriguez Arteaga, Head of Planning Service. Ministry of Foreing Affairs and Cooperation; Anriette Esterhuysen. Executive Director of the Association for Progressive Communications

General issues that came up at the round table:

Knowledge management

  • Coordination
  • Building from existing experience
  • Share best practices
  • Share worst practices

Design of policies

  • Capacity building before network building
  • Human network building before technological network building
  • Coherence of all policies
  • Specialization, then coordination: we have to focus on our expertise

Community building

  • Empowering people at the local level
  • Coherence in ICT4D: government is a key issue, so ICT4D to improve government quality (transparency, accountability) should be added in our ICT4D plans

Development Cooperation 2.0 (2009)