Bangladesh infomediary inception trip report

by , February 4, 2010

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Our visual report of the inception trip to Bangladesh (December, 2009) summarizes the different venues we visited for our in-depth study. We met with infomediaries in libraries, schools, non-profit organizations, cybercafes as well as mobile “info ladies”. This was the second of three inception missions that allows us to revise the study hypotheses and data collection tools. A first trip to Chile took place in August 2009 and a third to Lithuania in January 2010.

Download the Bangladesh inception report.

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Ricardo Ramirez is co-principal investigator of the Infomediary in-depth study together with Andy Gordon and Balaji Parthasarathy. He is a freelance consultant and researcher based in Canada. His work in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) emphasizes participatory action research. Ricardo has worked with communication as a component of rural and remote development projects with NGOs, universities, consulting firms, and the United Nations. He was associate professor of Capacity Development and Extension in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph (Ontario) where he remains as adjunct professor. He often collaborates with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in applied research on the monitoring and evaluation of ICT projects. In particular, he has been exploring the role of developmental evaluation approaches including Utilization Focused Evaluation.

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