TechCamp:Ramallah Agenda

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Agenda for TechCamp: Ramallah- Day 1 (Wednesday, May 2)

"Women’s Empowerment"


9:00-9:30       Registration, networking, coffee and tea


9:30-9:35       Welcome & Logistics Info: Semma Quran, Reach Telecommunications & Noel Dickover, US State Department


9:35-9:40       Welcome to TechCamp Ramallah: U.S. Consulate General, Jerusalem


9:40-9:50       21st Century Statecraft and the Importance of Civil Society: Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation, US State Department


9:50-9:55       What is a TechCamp and Why Do I Care? Laura Walker Hudson, FrontlineSMS


9:55-10:20     Three Word Introductions: Semma Quran, World Economic Forum & Noel Dickover, US State Department




10:20-11:15   Fast-paced Project Presentations (Case Studies)

Topic Presenter
#1: Mobile for Finding Jobs Kristen Roggemann & Dalia Othman, Souktel
#2: Image Activism for Telling a Story Ebele Okobi, Yahoo
#3: Event Planning Story Rasha Hussein, Google Student Ambassador
#4: Online organizing for Educators and Activists Merrill Beth Ferguson, Meetup
#5: Mapping Data Story Andrew Turner, GeoIQ
#6: Citizen Journalism Story Kara Andrade, Ashoka ChangeMaker
#7: Dababees: Telling your Story Online Saleh Dawabsheh, Wataniya Mobile
#8: Power of SMS in Resource Constrained Societies Laura Walker Hudson, Frontline SMS
#9: Conversational Leadership Story Elizabeth Linder, Facebook
#10: Mobile Application Story Ayman Arandi, Iris Interactive Solutions
#11: Marketing a Safer internet for Children using Social Media Ayman Qarout, Jawwal, Inc
#12: Using SMS to Help Deaf People Riyad Abuznait, Jawwal, Inc.

11:15-11:30       Morning break



11:30-11:40       Plenary Session


12:15-13:30       Interactive Training Stations

Topic Presenter
#1: Using Facebook for Engagement and Outreach Elizabeth Linder, Facebook
#2: Using Google Apps to Work, Collaborate and Spread the Word Rasha Hussein, Google Student Ambassador
#3: Setting up Citizen Journalism Efforts Kara Andrade, Ashoka ChangeMakers
#4: Organizing Online Communities for Offline Action Merrill Beth Ferguson, Meetup
#5: Using Mobile for Job Search and Employment Kristen Roggemann, Souktel
#6: Telling Your Story Online Saleh Dawabsheh, Wataniya Mobile
#7: Using SMS for Address Health and Domestic Violence Issues Laura Walker Hudson, FrontlineSMS
#8: Mapping Data Andrew Turner, GeoIQ
#9: Getting the Most out of Your Smart Phone Ayman Arandi, Iris Interactive Solutions
#10: Using Mobile Services Riyad Abuznait, Jawwal, Inc.
#11: Marketing your Ideas Through Social Media Channels Ayman Qarout, Jawwal, Inc




13:30-14:30       Lunch


14:30-14:40       Plenary Session


14:40-15:20       Small Group Topical Breakout Discussions

Topic Number Facilitator
#1 Education:

21st century technology vs 20th century teachers.

Saleh Dawabsheh, Wataniya Mobile
#2 Entrepreneurship:

Scaling Your Organization from Palestine

Kristen Roggemann, Souktel
#3 Education:

Netica: Ethics in internet communications

Rasha Hussein, Google Student Ambassador
#4 Entrepreneurship:

Entrepreneurship with Social Impact

Kara Andrade, Ashoka ChangeMakers
#5 Women Empowerment:

Community Engagement

Laura Walker Hudson, FrontlineSMS
#6 Entrepreneurship:

Branding your business

Ayman Qarout, Jawwal, Inc.
#7 Women empowerment:

Women rights in the Palestinian Territories

Dalia Othman, Souktel
#8 Women empowerment - Women leadership Merrill Beth Ferguson, Meetup
#9 Women empowerment:

Bringing your Own Voice to the Workplace

Elizabeth Linder, Facebook
#10 Women empowerment:

Women Mentoring other Women

Ebele Okobi, Yahoo




15:20-15:40       Afternoon break


15:40-15:50       Plenary Session


15:50-16:40       Small Group Work on Brainstorming Problems

Topic Facilitator
#1 Mobile Options Dalia Othman, Souktel; Laura Walker Hudson, FrontlineSMS
#2 Social Media Use Ayman Qarout, Jawwal, Inc
#3 Citizen Journalism Options Kara Andrade, Ashoka ChangeMakers
#4 Incorporating Facebook Elizabeth Linder, Facebook
#5 Mapping Options Andrew Turner, GeoIQ
#6 Digital Storytelling Options Saleh Dawabsheh, Wataniya Mobile
#7 Google Collaboration Options Rasha Hussein, Google Student Ambassador
#8 On-the-Ground Organizing Challenges Merrill Beth Ferguson, Meetup
#9 Telling your Story with Pictures Challenges Ebele Okobi, Yahoo (Flickr)
#10 Social Media Use Ayman Qarout, Jawwal, Inc




16:40-17:10       Presenting the Results of the Brainstorming Session


17:10-19:00       Dinner & Networking Reception


Agenda for TechCamp: Ramallah- Day 2 – May 3


9:00-9:30           Networking, coffee & tea (Solution Sign-up Time)


9:30-10:10         Opening Plenary: Semma Quran, Reach Telecommunications & Noel Dickover, US State Department - This plenary will have a CSO from each problem statement to be worked to speak to its importance and tell the participants why they want to solve it.


10:10-11:00       Small Group Work on Identifying Solutions: Participants break out into problems identified from the brainstorming session, and fill in a problem-solution template (Laptops needed for each group).


Topic
Blue: How do we use social media to facilitate coordination and cooperation between NGOs working in similar sectors and issues to prevent overlap and increase impact?
Black: How can we use mobile technology to open communication channels between educational institutions and Palestinian students?
Brown: How can we leverage online fundraising techniques to find and engage new and international donors and alternative funding sources including the private sector for NGOs?
Gold: How to do engagement and outreach in places with poorly built infrastructure?
Green: How can we raise awareness regarding taboo topics such as domestic abuse?
Grey: How do you use social media to change the stigma that keeps women from reporting domestic violence while respecting the privacy of victims?
Mustard: How can we use maps for creating a visual, interactive network of Palestinian bloggers for their internal and external communication?
Olive: How can we use social media to promote strong, positive, women role models to inspire self-empowerment, economic empowerment and political empowerment among Palestinian women?
Orange: How to utilize social media to mobilize “Voluntary Work” & Youth led Campaigns in Palestine?
Pink: How can we use social media to improve and bring life to the curriculum so that it is more relevant to the Palestinian youth?
How can we use social media to match “Youth” with “Mentors” & resources in our local community?
How can we make our students HATE smoking using social media?
Violet: How can we address the lack of understanding and awareness of the Occupation and its history among the youth of Palestine?
White: How can we help girls get online and tell stories particularly in places that their families are afraid of allowing them to connect?
Yellow: How can we integrate online and offline tools to increase awareness about our organizations in order to attract interested stakeholders?
How can we improve the image of NGOs among Palestinian youth to create trust and build confidence in the NGO’s ability to help with their issues. (Currently many think NGOs are only there to steal money).
Purple: How can we improve map literacy amongst youth in a way that preserves Palestinian names for streets, cities and neighborhoods, which can be used
Aqua: How can employees at NGO's and companies gain sustainable personal development at work?
Red: How can an organization minimize the communicative gap between senior level management and junior/entry level staff?



11:00-11:10       Break


11:10-12:30       Interactive Training Stations: Interactive small group training on low-cost, easy-to-implement tech-based tools and approaches - Same list as Day 1 training sessions.

Topic Facilitator
#1: Using Facebook for Engagement and Outreach Elizabeth Linder, Facebook
#2: Using Google Apps to Work, Collaborate and Spread the Word Rasha Hussein, Google Student Ambassador
#3: Setting up Citizen Journalism Efforts Kara Andrade, Ashoka ChangeMakers
#4: Organizing Online Communities for Offline Action Merill Beth Ferguson, Meetup
#5: Using Mobile for Job Search and Employment Kristen Roggemann, Souktel
#6: Telling Your Story Online Saleh Dawabsheh, Wataniya Mobile
#7: Data Integrity and Security Using SMS Laura Walker Hudson, FrontlineSMS
#8: Mapping Data Andrew Turner, GeoIQ
#9: Using Mobile Services Riyad Abuznait, Jawwal, Inc.
#10: Getting the Most out of Your Smart Phone Ayman Arandi, Iris Interactive Solutions
#11: Marketing your Ideas Through Social Media Channels Ayman Qarout, Jawwal, Inc


12:30-13:30       Lunch


13:30-13:40       Plenary and Announcements: If there is any short announcements to be made, like Microsoft NGO Donation program or the like, this is the best time to do it.


13:40-14:30       Small Group Problem Definition Refinement and Action Planning: Same as morning session, but now they are working on follow-on Action Plans (Laptops needed for each group).


14:30-15:00       Final Interactive Q&A with trainers: Unstructured training Q&A time - allows for last chance questions or actions.


15:00-15:20       Afternoon Break


15:20-16:00       Final Presentations


16:00-16:15       Closing Remarks and Acknowledgements


16:15               TechCamp Ramallah Group Photo



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