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IREX Speaker Series: Technology Serving Civil Society
Director of the Advocacy and Leadership Center, Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC)
“Using Technology to Advance Missions of
Advocacy and Social Service NGOs”
February 19, 2008, 12:30 pm-2:00pm
IREX, 2121 K Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC
Light lunch will be served
RSVP by February 12 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 1998, Theresa Crawford has worked with community-based groups throughout the world to make better use of information and information technology in their advocacy work. She has worked on issues ranging from violence against women in war, war crimes, minority rights, women's empowerment, and environmental rights in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and the Americas.
Ms.Crawford will talk about how social service and advocacy organizations have been using technology to enhance their missions by focusing on three key factors: infrastructure, integration, and innovation. She will discuss several succesful initiatives including, eRiding – a service that provides consulting and assistance with technology strategy development for civil society organizations, TechSoup Global – a one-stop resource for free technology information and products for nonprofits, and IPKO – the first nonprofit Internet Service Provider established in post-war Kosovo.
IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development. This event will also involve dozens of IREX-administered telecenters throughout Eurasia. Virtual participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and submit comments. For more information about this series, please contact IREX at the email address below.
This speaker series is funded by the People Technology Foundation USA and contributions from Friends of IREX.
Civil Society Development
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
2121 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037 Email: email@example.com
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