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ICT AND THE NETWORKED ECONOMY TRAINING FOR THE NEW ECONOMY Convened by the Centre for International Services , U.W.I., Cave Hill Campus and the Commonwealth Secretariat March 6-17, 2006 Antigua SOCIAL EFFECTS OF ICT NETWORKS ON TRADE Daniel Pimienta [email protected]

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ICT

AND THE NETWORKED ECONOMY

TRAINING FOR THE NEW ECONOMY

Convened by

the Centre for International Services,

U.W.I., Cave Hill Campus

and the Commonwealth Secretariat

March 6-17, 2006

Antigua

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SOCIAL EFFECTS OF ICT NETWORKS ON TRADE

Daniel Pimienta

[email protected]

Networks & Development Foundation

http://funredes.org

networks development foundation fundaci n redes y desarrollo http funredes org contact@funredes org
NETWORKS & DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

FUNDACIÓN REDES Y DESARROLLO

http://funredes.org

[email protected]

few words on funredes
Few words on FUNREDES

FUNREDES-SHORT.ppt

http funredes org pimienta
http://funredes.org/pimienta
  • Born in Morroco, French
  • Caribbean since 1988
  • Citizen of the world (but close to the sun and the ocean…  )
  • Mathematician and Computist
  • PhD Univ. of Nice France
  • Telecom. System Arquitect & Planner in IBM France for 12 years
  • International Consultant in ICT4D, for 18 years
  • Civil Society global voice in Information Society matters
  • International Writer & Conferencist on ICT4D/IS themes
1 why social factors impact must be considered when focusing trade business in the caribbean
1- Why social factors/impact must be considered when focusing/trade/business (in the Caribbean)?
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2- What are the social factors related to ICT which represents the main blocking factors?

1 why social factors impact must be considered when focusing trade business
1- Why social factors/impact must be considered when focusing trade/business?
  • Economic and social cannot be disaggregated
  • New economy stands on knowledge which in turn is dependant of social fabric.
  • Product/services demand stands above social demand
2 what are the social factors related to ict which act are main blocking factors
2- What are the social factors related to ICT which act are main blocking factors?
  • Digital Inclusion Working Internet with Social Vistion.ppt
  • Digital litteracy  ST KITTS.ppt
  • Cultural Diversity
cultura linguistic diversity
Cultura/linguistic Diversity

The question of languages in the Caribbean should

not be underestimated:

However, only 25% of the total population of the Caribbean is English speaking, 75% of the persons speaks Spanish or French.

70% of the countries of the Caribbean

have English as the main language,

30% have Spanish, French or Deutsch

cultura linguistic diversity14
Cultura/linguistic Diversity
  • In this context, Creole is a language of intercomprehension for an important part of the population…
  • And multilinguism is strategic for Caribbean Information Society

(see in further reading David Graddol’s report)

3 how can policies address efficiently those blocking factors
3- How can policies address efficiently those blocking factors?
  • From Digital Divide to Digital Dividend
  • Capacity Building
  • New Paradigm Approach  e.gov_Barbados.pwp
conclusion what are the key strategical factors
CONCLUSION: - What are the key strategical factors?
  • Capacity building
  • Multistakeholder participation/involvment
  • “Glocal” vision
further readings
FURTHER READINGS
  • At the Boundaries of Ethics and Cultures: Virtual Communities as an Open Ended Process Carrying the Will for Social Change (the "MISTICA" experience), D. Pimienta, 2005

http://funredes.org/mistica/english/cyberlibrary/vthematic/icie/

  • The Digital Divide : the same division of resources?, D. Pimienta, 2002

http://www.funredes.org/mistica/english/cyberlibrary/thematic/eng_doc_wsis1.html 

  • Working the Internet with a social vision, CV MISTICA, 2002

http://funredes.org/mistica/english/cyberlibrary/thematic/eng_doc_olist2.html

  • The other side of the divide, collective document coordinated by REDISTIC/FUNREDES, 2003

http://redistic.org/index.htm?body=proyectosjen

  • Measuring Linguistic Diversity on the Internet, D. Pimienta, UNESCO

http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=20804&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

  • The History of Networks in the Caribbean: souvenirs et vision partielles por parte de un actor de terreno, D. Pimienta

http://cardicis.org/docs/networkscaribbean_Pimienta.rtf

further readings18
FURTHER READINGS
  • Word matters: Multicultural Perspectives on Information Societies,

http://www.vecam.org/article.php3?id_article=698&nemo=edm

  • English Next, David Graddol, British Council

http://www.britishcouncil.de/pdf/english-next-2006.pdf

  • From the Digital Divide to Digital Opportunities. Measuring Infostates for Development, UNESCO

http://www.orbicom.uqam.ca/projects/ddi2005/index_ict_opp.pd

  • Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

www.unesco.org/culture/diversite/convention/

sites to visit
SITES TO VISIT
  • Caribbean, Cultural Diversity & Information Society

http://cardicis.org

  • Methodologies & Social Impact of ICT in LA&C

http://funredes.org/mistica

  • Observatory of Social Impact of ICT in LA&C

http://funredes.org/olistica

sites to visit20
SITES TO VISIT
  • Caribbean ICT stakeholders virtual community

http://www.dgroups.org/groups/icacaribbean

group work 3 groups with the same 3 questions in sequence
GROUP WORK3 groups with the same 3 questionsin sequence
  • 1- Why social factors/impact must be considered when focusing/trade/business (in the Caribbean)?
  • 2- What are the social factors related to ICT which act are main blocking factors?
  • 3- How can policies address efficiently those blocking factors?

 Try to find what are the key strategical factors from your own perspective/context/history…

group 1
GROUP 1
  • 1-
  • Business  Culture  Behaviour/values Consumption/business activity
  •  Participation
  • 2
  • being valued  acceptance participation
  • Affordability  access
  • Social Adoption  one’s decision
  • Geographical access potential
  • 3
  • Participatory multistakeholder process
  • Education policy  exposure, HR (sensitize + train)
  • Fiscal policy  affordibility, access
  • “Government business” policy
group 2
GROUP 2
  • 1
  • Development not in vacuum
  • Right to access/communicate
  • 2
  • Litteracy (on the increase)
  • Culture (technophoby, external influence)
  • Policy (lack of political ownership)
  • 3
  • Multistakeholder participation
  • Awareness of Human Development (campaign)
  • Comprehensive and structured policies (design, evaluation)
  • Integration of ICT into education system
  • Relevant Local content creation
  •  Caricom (rooted decisions)
  • ICT is not PC only!!! (radio and other medias)
group 3
GROUP 3

1

Symbiosis society and business devt  education/culture

Culture  habits/perception  tune education process

2

Digital divide (litteracies key)

Cultural values  management of change (roles definition)

Adapt to expressed needs

Poor policy formulation/ priorities

Resource allocation to needs

3

Political inclusion  cohesive/creative participatory approach (stakeholder analysis, consultation)

Go over analysis/paralysis syndrom

Resource oriented policies/

Measurement (constant dialog)

Regional policy coordination

groups synthesis
GROUPS SYNTHESIS

Question 1 (why considers social?)

  • Business  Culture  Behaviour/values Consumption/business activity
  • Participation
  • Development not in vacuum
  • Right to access/communicate
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GROUPS SYNTHESIS

Question 2 : Blocking factors?

  • People not being valued  no acceptance no participation
  • No affordability  no access
  • Not one’s decision  No Social adoption
  • No geographical access
  • Lack of Litteracy (on the increase)
  • Culture (technophoby, external influence)
  • Policy (lack of political ownership)
  • Digital divide (litteracies key)
  • Cultural values  management of change (roles definition)
  • Low Adaptation to expressed needs
  • Poor policy formulation/ priorities
  • No resource allocation to needs
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GROUPS SYNTHESIS

Question 3 : What policies?

  • Participatory cohesive creative multistakeholder process
  • Education policy  exposure, HR (sensitize + train)
  • Fiscal policy  affordibility, access
  • “Government business” policy
  • Awareness of Human Development (campaign)
  • Comprehensive and structured policies (design, evaluation)
  • Integration of ICT into education system
  • Relevant Local content creation
  • ICT Political inclusion  stakeholder analysis, consultation
  • Go over analysis/paralysis syndrom
  • Resource oriented policies
  • Measurement (constant dialog)
  • Regional policy coordination with regionally rooted decisions
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