Friday, April 28, 2006

TKRP nominated for Stockholm Challenge

I got it a bit wrong with this story. The TKP is not the only nominated project.
It is the Indigenous Stock Exchange (BAMA ISX) that has been nominated for The Stockholm Challenge Event, (May 8-11), for the world's best ICT projects:

The Stockholm Challenge brings together inspiring people working with ICT from around world in the six categories of the Award. This time around 100 finalists will participate in the Final Event of the Stockholm Challenge 2006.

The finalists will gather for closed workshops on the 9th to share their experience with academic and industrial members of SPIDER, the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions.

Follow their discussions online in the Challenge Workshop Forum here. The main themes will be measuring the impact of ICT, funding strategies and sustainability.

The public is welcome to join these social and development entrepreneurs and specialists for a series of public sessions on May 10 from 9 am to 3pm as the finalist draw together their thoughts and present them in two panels.

This is still great news. The Traditional Knowledge Project is a part of the ISX network. I was sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. George Musgrave, the founder of the TKP. "His knowledge will live on for young people thanks to the work of Balkanu and Victor Steffenson and his group."

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