Workshop on Diversity and Inclusion in technologies for a digital transformation
Date and time: 25 November 2021, 13:00 – 15:00 CET
Title: Workshop on Diversity and Inclusion in technologies for a digital transformation
Where: Digital Futures hub, Osquars Backe 5, floor 2 at KTH main campus
The workshop is particularly directed towards new and young faculty, but also open to all interested. Maximum 30 participants are onsite at Digital Futures hub. First-come, first-served basis.
For onsite participation – please register before 18 November here: https://www.kth.se/form/6166ad58c180ff00148ac028
If you are unable to participate on-site you are welcome to join us via Zoom: https://kth-se.zoom.us/j/61076739539
Meeting ID: 610 7673 9539
Invitation to workshop on Diversity and Inclusion in technologies for a digital transformation
Digital Futures launched a call for Diversity and Inclusion in technologies for a digital transformation with a focus on digitalization supporting the development in low-income countries. The projects were more specifically aiming to target digitalization as a means to develop technological progress and/or education, health or democracy in low-income regions. The idea was also to provide an opportunity for technological sharing and transfer between Swedish teams and collaborating partners in low- and middle-income countries, which also is consistent with SDG 17.6 efforts which emphasize bi-directional knowledge and skills sharing.
Two projects were funded:
- Digitalising Mental Healthcare Access in Uganda (DiMHA)
- Fighting Dengue Fever with Aerial Drones
At this workshop, Digital Futures Faculty members will be invited to hear more about these two projects as well as discuss the ideas behind them, learn about results so far and get informed about potential outcomes as well as meet project members.
At the workshop, other projects focusing on digital transformation in, and together with, low-income regions will also be presented and discussed. One such project is “ICT-supported online rehabilitation after stroke in Uganda” by Susanne Guidetti et al from Karolinska Institutet. Another presentation is by Daniel Paska from Ericsson’s Technology for Good program on the theme “How Ericsson works in low-income regions to facilitate connectivity and Internet access – challenges and opportunities”.
13:00 Introduction by Uno Fors, Digital Futures Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion
13:10 Presentation of the Digitalising Mental Healthcare Access in Uganda project, John Owuor, SU and Peter Kjäll, RISE
13:30 Presentation of the Fighting Dengue Fever with Aerial Drones project, Markus Flierl, KTH and Thiemo Voigt, RISE
13:50 Coffee break
14:10 Presentation of the ICT-supported online rehab after stroke in Uganda project, Susanne Guidetti et al, Karolinska Institutet
14:30 Presentation “How Ericsson work in low-income regions to facilitate connectivity and Internet access – challenges and opportunities”, Daniel Paska, Ericsson’s Technology for Good program
14:50 Wrap-up and final discussions
For questions, you are welcome to contact Uno Fors, Digital Fututes Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org