Saturday, April 25, 2009

Shai Reshef Named to UN Body of Advisors

Shai Reshef, President and Founder of Uiversity of the People, a global, tuition-free online university, has been named to a United Nations group of advisors on technology policy.

From his newsletter:

The United Nations' Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID) has invited Shai Reshef to its High-level Panel of Advisers. Reshef joins a group of distinguished practitioners, policymakers and experts recognized in their respective fields who contribute to and support the mission and objectives of GAID to provide a platform for open and inclusive policy dialogue on the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in development.


The University begins open enrollment on April 27, 2009.


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1 comment:

Raj said...

Around the world we all are talking to promote education. Policies are being made in favour of free education delivery. In terms of cost optimization we can only deliver it through ICT and ICT require robust wide area network and high speed bandwidth. But how many countries have such infra.

I assume that most of countries will set-up high cost infra for ICT. But my main concern is who are the actual candidate of getting free education. They are in villages where we all see as business opportunities but not as implementation of social responsibility.
Several countries in Africa and other countries including Pakistan, Afganistan who still lives in our history.

Our plan should co-line with ICT enabled education and social responsibility.

I am also doing something in this area but not yet promoted. Reasons are hidden in above comment.

Thanks
Rajesh