This is a one hour session on Monday, to debate and discuss issues in technology-mediated campaigns in global poverty
In the last 20 years technology has changed the way people participate in the fight against global poverty: online social participation through social networks, content-sharing websites and mass email campaigns have become the new instruments to engage the public with the work of NGOs and governmental agencies.
In this sessions we will discuss the benefits and the issues of technology-mediated forms of political participation, look at examples of how NGOs have used technology to engage the public to fight poverty (and how effective these campaigns were), and debate if activism and political engagement are actually going all-digital.
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About the session hosts
This session will be run by Paolo Morini and Javier Sajuria.
Paolo Morini is a PhD candidate at UCL School of Public Policy; he is currently researching public attitudes towards development aid and running experiments with UK charities. In his spare time he is either on the hunt for good food and Prosecco or being a LGBT+ activist at UCLU.
Javier Sajuria is a PhD candidate at UCL Department of Political Science; he is currently busy researching internet politics, political participation online and online activism, looking for good coffee in London, or being a loving dad to his newborn daughter Elena.