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Friday, November 2 • 2:25pm - 3:55pm
How might we use open communities to support a fight for a fast, affordable, safe, transparent, and decolonized internet in Africa (Africa -- Part 1 )

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OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale, in service of a more open, diverse, inclusive and equitable research and education system. Doing that is hard. One of our experiments in making it easier is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle complex challenges that matter to them in a rapid, inclusive, and agile way. We think a technique called Design Thinking can be used to do this.

In these interactive workshops, you’ll use Design Thinking to break down a challenge facing your region, and get a chance to learn and practice the skills for later application in the Unconference, Do-a-thon, and of course your own work. Along the way, we hope you’ll create shareable, concrete outputs from the workshop that can give birth to regional collaboration, novel ideas for action, projects to rally around, and a deeper understanding of challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Raphael Berchie

Raphael Berchie

Communications Director, Open Foundation West Africa
I am the Communications Director of Open Foundation West Africa a regional non profit organization headquartered in Ghana leading interventions of Open source resources. I am also a graduate student of Communication with particular interest in digital communication and new media... Read More →
avatar for Serah Njambi

Serah Njambi

Developer Advocate, Open Knowledge International
I love working with and in communities! Let's chat about all things open (open source and open data), data quality and data validation. Ask me about Kenya, too!


Friday November 2, 2018 2:25pm - 3:55pm
Accolade Building West 106