July 11, 2012
Replay a special event to hear from two organizations that are creating online and offline open source solutions to close this digital divide. The World Bank opened its data two years ago as part of an effort to share information and increase transparency and accountability; its new Open Access Policy, effective July 1, 2012, allows the public to access and reuse World Bank research. Wikimedia Foundation, a nonprofit, charitable organization that supports Wikipedia, is dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content. Wikimedia France is a Wikimedia chapter, involved in the development and sharing of wikimedia content in the francophone area.
- Cyril Muller | Vice President of External Affairs, World Bank
- Asaf Bartov | Head of Global South Relationships, Wikimedia Foundation
- Michael Trucano | Senior ICT & Education Policy Specialist, World Bank
- Adrienne Alix | Head of Operations, Wikimedia France
- James BonTempo | Thought Leader, ICT4D, Jhpiego
This event was brought to you by the World Bank and Wikimedia France at the occasion of Wikimania 2012.
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In my opinion democratizing development can be a reality when the majority of population is Internet literate.