MPTM 680-01ICT4D: Information and Communication Technologies for DevelopmentM a r i a F . T r u j i l l o , P h D .
3Class 7GreenstoneMitra’s Hole in the WallGMS DBd Case StudyGuest Lecturer: Tim Frazier
4Appropriate TechnologiesAppropriate technologies for development:•Illiteracy•Local languages•Unreliable electricity•Unreliable internet connection•No secure data exchange•No smartphones
Emergency and Disaster ManagementI T a n d D e v e l o p m e n t
6A storyThe SpiderThe SpiderwebThe Environment
8Rebuild- the same? Better?•Elon Musk•Tesla-incorporated SolarCity•American Samoa: Ta’u cannow store three days ofenergy in a solar grid“The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islandsaround the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it canbe done for Puerto Rico too. Such a decision would be inthe hands of the PR govt, PUC, any commercialstakeholders and, most importantly, the people of PR.”
9How do disasters anddevelopment intersect?
10Guest Speaker: Tim FrazierDr. Frazier holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree inGeographyfromthe University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a Master of Scienceand Doctor of Philosophy degrees inGeographyfrom thePennsylvania State University.Dr. Frazier’s doctoral degree specialization is inHuman/Environment Interaction focusing on research concerningdifferential vulnerability and resilience of marginalizedpopulations to climate change and natural hazards.His research usesGIS-based climate modeling, spatial analysis,and other quantitative geospatial approaches to determine globaland environmental change stressors and then qualitativemethodologies (primarily stakeholder engagement) to explore theimpacts of these stressors on risk, societal vulnerability,community resilience and adaptation, primarily from asocioeconomic perspective. Much of Dr. Frazier’s research focuseson developing science that serves toimpact decision-making inlocal communities through stakeholderengagement.
11Capacity BuildingMaria F. Trujillo, PhDDeputy Director Capacity Building
Changes in the contextI T a n d D e v e l o p m e n t
13Case Study:The Greenstone Digital LibraryWorkshopsandTutorials