Web2ForDev 2007 is the first conference devoted to exploring the ways in which international development stakeholders can take advantage of the technical and organizational opportunities provided by Web 2.0 methods, approaches and applications.
From what I can tell, the Web2forDev blog is open to register and contribute on. If you have something to say, or share, in this space, it would probably be a good place to start. Their blog also has some interesting discussions around Web 2.0 and poverty and the challenges of Web 2.0 in Africa.
So, why is it interesting to me?
- They’re talking about using high-tech in low-tech areas
- I didn’t see a single US organization listed on the organizing committee. Since the whole Web 2.0 meme started in the US, I want to hear what the rest of the world has to say about it.
- I want to hear strategies for how Web 2.0-type applications will be implemented in low-bandwidth areas