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Progressive Community Technology Delegation/Trip to Cuba: April 9-17

AltruVistas.com and the Community Technology Network of the Bay Area (ctnbayarea.org) have announced a collaborative Community Technology journey to Cuba for April 9-17.  Designed as both a general introduction to the country as well as focused on technology policies and practices especially pertinent to community development, there’s basic info at altruvistas.com/ctn along with a link to a detailed itinerary.

AltruVistas.com’s founder and CEO, Malia Everette, previously oversaw Global Exchange’s Reality Tour program for 15 years.  The program here includes meetings and briefings with:

  • the Ministry of Communications, the Ministry of Economy and Planning, and the Ministry of Technology and the Environment;
  • Raúl Rodríguez, one of the organizers with the Joven Clubs/Youth Technology Centers;
  • Professor Pedro Urra from Havana University, a founder of INFOMED, the open source national health information network of Cuba and an international consultant in information projects and social initiatives;
  • Yudivian Almeida Cruz, Professor in the School of Mathematics and Computation at the University of Havana who researches web-based information distribution systems;
  • ICAP, the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples that coordinates Cuba’s NGO-nonprofit programs and relations with solidarity groups in other countries.

The enjoyable and informative trip looks to be a ground-floor opportunity for those of us interested in community technology.

Trip background: https://peterbmiller.wordpress.com/cuba-project/

Boston Area Contacts
Peter Miller      peterm@igc.org
Charlie Welch       cwelch@tecschange.org

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