Development has never been and is not going to be the sole story of one person, one community, one city, one country, one region, one state or one continent. It´s going to be the story about us, that´s why it is important that we recognize our place in the world and how all our activities are embedded in the spaces created by a myriad of discourses. This organization was launched in 2012 to create a platform for innovative leadership where everyone can share ideas. Ideas are never limited in a world space where people are constantly evolving based on different realities and experiences.
Our focus is to use this platform as a space to devolve our knowledge about society's patterns of engagements - whether political or otherwise. Thanks to the founder of this organization who has amassed a great deal of knowledge in areas of leadership, Communication for Development, Citizen Engagement, Political Mobilisation etcetera. More importantly, we want to use ICT as a tool to strengthen communities knowledge in leadership because ICT applications have a profound direct and indirect impact on the political, economic, social, cultural, and everyday life of a huge number of citizens in the developing world, including education, governance, job creation, and e-commerce and thus on economic growth and social systems. ICT development addresses important challenges that the developing world is facing, such as the 'brain drain' problem, and offers solutions to problems encountered in important sectors such as health, education, civil protection, protection of the environment, etc.
Access and connectivity to ICT are critical not to the technologies themselves but to the integration of developing and transition economy countries into the global knowledge society, supporting the social, economic, and cultural integration of their societies and setting roots for enhancing efficiency and growth in key sectors of their economies. As one of several targets contributing to the development of a global partnership, Millennium Development Goal 8 defines the following objective for the international community: 'In cooperation with the private sector, make available benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications'. ICT applications are also powerful enablers for other areas of socio economic development with an indirect effect in other Goals (e.g. e-Learning for Goal n. 2: Universal Education, e-Health for Goals 4, 5 and 6: Child Mortality, Maternal Health and Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases).
Access to ICT applications will encourage borderless international cooperation and global engagement in order to address more efficiently major problems and challenges and enable enterprises, particularly SMEs, to be more competitive and effectively integrated and responsive in rapidly evolving world markets. Efforts also should be made to facilitate and encourage the flow of information and the sharing of experience and best practices among developing countries, particularly in the context of South-South cooperation, with a view to rebalance today's situation which is largely North-South based.
We want to engage with everyone.
Last edited: 2021-11-19