Democratizing Development through Wikipedia and other Open solutions - Liveblog & webcast



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. 

Featuring:
- 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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Harish Kumar
Afghanistan
Can we create an environment where citizens of the world unite and leave peacefully
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Germany
data mining has become a current term for exploiting data traces of "users" - given this as a context for an unprecedented surveillance - what are visions for democracy
manuel schiffler
Germany
World Bank staff are highly knowledgeable about development. Should they be encouraged to further improve articles on Wikipedia? What advantages and disadvantages would you see in making them active contributors to Wikipedia?
Don Osborn
United States
ICT lends itself to work in & across languages, and Wikipedia was founded with the democratizing vision of content in every language. Can we more effectively leverage the multilingual potentials of ICT and Wikipedia to develop more content for development in the first languages of more peoples?
Don Osborn
United States
ICT lends itself to work in & across languages, and Wikipedia was founded with the democratizing vision of content in every language. How can we more effectively leverage the multilingual potentials of ICT and Wikipedia to develop more content for development in the first languages of more peoples?
LeDit Guindo
Mali
Is Afripedia a one time attempt to meet the knowledge needs of a target community or it foretells future WiFi-based Wikipedia democratization things to expect? Thank you. LèDit B. Guindo
Abhiman K
India
In my opinion democratizing development can be a reality when the majority of population is Internet literate.