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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


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NETWORKS & DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

FUNDACIÓN REDES Y DESARROLLO

http://funredes.org

[email protected]


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Few words on FUNREDES

FUNREDES-SHORT.ppt



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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


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I just want to ask you 3 basic questions 


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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?


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3- How can represents the main policies address efficiently those blocking factors?

POLICIES


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1- Why represents the main 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


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2- What are the social factors related to ICT which act are represents the main main blocking factors?

  • Digital Inclusion Working Internet with Social Vistion.ppt

  • Digital litteracy  ST KITTS.ppt

  • Cultural Diversity


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Cultura/linguistic Diversity represents the main

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


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Cultura/linguistic Diversity represents the main

  • 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)


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3- How can represents the main policies address efficiently those blocking factors?

  • From Digital Divide to Digital Dividend

  • Capacity Building

  • New Paradigm Approach  e.gov_Barbados.pwp


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CONCLUSION: represents the main - What are the key strategical factors?

  • Capacity building

  • Multistakeholder participation/involvment

  • “Glocal” vision


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FURTHER READINGS represents the main

  • 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


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FURTHER READINGS represents the main

  • 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/


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SITES TO VISIT represents the main

  • 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


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SITES TO VISIT represents the main

  • Caribbean ICT stakeholders virtual community

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


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GROUP WORK represents the main 3 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…


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GROUP 1 represents the main

  • 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


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GROUP 2 represents the main

  • 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)


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GROUP 3 represents the main

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


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GROUPS SYNTHESIS represents the main

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 represents the main

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 represents the main

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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