October 17th, 2006 15:30 EST
Expert Discusses Technology in Developing World
Making technology accessible to people living in some of the least developed parts of the globe is the subject of a forthcoming USINFO webchat. On October 25, at 10:00 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT), join Wayan Vota for a discussion of how Geekcorps, the nonprofit organization he directs, has taught computer skills to people across the globe and helped adapt technology to regions where electricity can be scarce.
Wayan Vota has a decade of experience in technology project design, implementation and management in developing as well as developed economies. Geekcorps is a division of International Executive Service Corps (IESC), a not-for-profit economic development firm. It focuses on delivering international information and communication development programs to government and private foundation clients. Prior to working with IESC, Vota worked with such organizations as PricewaterhouseCoopers professional services firm, IBM, the National Council of Nonprofit Associations and the United States Peace Corps.
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