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Mekong ICT Camp is a biannual training workshop on information, communication, and technologies for citizen media, community health, and civil society practitioners in Mekong sub-region.

Participants are welcome from every countries in Mekong sub-region, including Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Mekong ICT Camp is to be held in May 31-June 5, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The camp is organized by Thai Fund Foundation and Opendream, in collaborations with partners.

Two main themes we are thinking about for this camp:

  1. Open mobile technologies for community communication, disease surveillance  and disaster relief; and
  2. DIY information activism and citizen journalism.

UPDATE: Participants are welcome from EVERY countries and territories.
About 60 participants will be selected from Mekong sub-region, another additional 5-10 will be selected from outside.

FULL sponsorships are available for people from Mekong sub-region (areas in Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam). This also includes people who are originally from elsewhere but currently working in projects that related to developments of Mekong.

Small numbers of PARTIAL sponsorships (camp fee and accommodation, but not travel cost) are available for people from outside Mekong.

Application deadline is March 31, 2010.
Inquiry about applications should be directed to Neriga Yakaew –neriga (at) tff.or.th
Please indicate your financial needs in the application form. More information about the camp can be found in this document(pdf).

APPLICATION FORM

Download application form in OpenDocument format (.odt) or in Microsoft Word format (.doc)
There are thirteen questions. Please answer every questions clearly, otherwise the application will not be reviewed.
Send the completed form, in plain text format, to apply (at) mekongict.org.

PARTICIPANTS

About 60-70 persons, from independent media, community health practitioners, and civil society organizations will be selected from applicants, taking into account their diverse type of development work and the balanced number of women and men.

The participants should have worked or involved in the field of media or technology. The technological skills of the participants will re-contribute to the design of curriculums. As English will be used in this workshop, all participants must be able to communicate in English.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The application forms will be distributed to networks of advisory committee organizations, group mail, websites, and online communities.

Applicants are required to write their application letters, giving details about their personal data, work experiences and reasons why they want to attend the workshop, particularly those well-versed with ICT skills and intend to use their capacity to support other participants. The selection will be based on the applicants’ experiences in using diverse technologies; capacity to give support to groups, solve problems, and exchange knowledge with others upon returning to their own countries; and interest in alternative technologies. These determining factors together with the combinations of expertise, interest, diversity of participating countries, and number of participating women and men will be weighed in a balanced manner.

The selection of participants will be carried out in two parts: those invited and granted with travel expenses and registration fees and those invited but are asked to pay for their own travel expenses and registration fees.

Cooperation will also be requested from funding agencies to give support to certain occupation networks or any particular countries. A list of those in need of special support will be made while women applicants must be supported in appropriate proportion.

All the application forms will be submitted to the selection panel to examine their required qualifications. There will be two rounds of selection: first for those with outstanding eligibility, and second for those to be on a waiting list in case the person(s) chosen in the first round cannot make it, or additional funding can be provided to support more participants.

Moreinfo: http://mekongict.org/applyTraining workshops on new media, ICT, and wireless technologies for social change

Mekong ICT Camp is a biannual training workshop on information, communication, and technologies for citizen media, community health, and civil society practitioners in Mekong sub-region.

Participants are welcome from every countries in Mekong sub-region, including Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Mekong ICT Camp is to be held in May 31-June 5, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The camp is organized by Thai Fund Foundation and Opendream, in collaborations with partners.

Two main themes we are thinking about for this camp:

  1. Open mobile technologies for community communication, disease surveillance  and disaster relief; and
  2. DIY information activism and citizen journalism.

UPDATE: Participants are welcome from EVERY countries and territories.
About 60 participants will be selected from Mekong sub-region, another additional 5-10 will be selected from outside.

FULL sponsorships are available for people from Mekong sub-region (areas in Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam). This also includes people who are originally from elsewhere but currently working in projects that related to developments of Mekong.

Small numbers of PARTIAL sponsorships (camp fee and accommodation, but not travel cost) are available for people from outside Mekong.

Application deadline is March 31, 2010.
Inquiry about applications should be directed to Neriga Yakaew –neriga (at) tff.or.th
Please indicate your financial needs in the application form. More information about the camp can be found in this document(pdf).

APPLICATION FORM

Download application form in OpenDocument format (.odt) or in Microsoft Word format (.doc)
There are thirteen questions. Please answer every questions clearly, otherwise the application will not be reviewed.
Send the completed form, in plain text format, to apply (at) mekongict.org.

PARTICIPANTS

About 60-70 persons, from independent media, community health practitioners, and civil society organizations will be selected from applicants, taking into account their diverse type of development work and the balanced number of women and men.

The participants should have worked or involved in the field of media or technology. The technological skills of the participants will re-contribute to the design of curriculums. As English will be used in this workshop, all participants must be able to communicate in English.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The application forms will be distributed to networks of advisory committee organizations, group mail, websites, and online communities.

Applicants are required to write their application letters, giving details about their personal data, work experiences and reasons why they want to attend the workshop, particularly those well-versed with ICT skills and intend to use their capacity to support other participants. The selection will be based on the applicants’ experiences in using diverse technologies; capacity to give support to groups, solve problems, and exchange knowledge with others upon returning to their own countries; and interest in alternative technologies. These determining factors together with the combinations of expertise, interest, diversity of participating countries, and number of participating women and men will be weighed in a balanced manner.

The selection of participants will be carried out in two parts: those invited and granted with travel expenses and registration fees and those invited but are asked to pay for their own travel expenses and registration fees.

Cooperation will also be requested from funding agencies to give support to certain occupation networks or any particular countries. A list of those in need of special support will be made while women applicants must be supported in appropriate proportion.

All the application forms will be submitted to the selection panel to examine their required qualifications. There will be two rounds of selection: first for those with outstanding eligibility, and second for those to be on a waiting list in case the person(s) chosen in the first round cannot make it, or additional funding can be provided to support more participants.

Details: http://mekongict.org/apply