Connecting youth and civil society with new and emerging technology to highlight social achievements and share success stories.
Expect to work closely together with other active young civil society members from all over Algeria on exploring ICT solutions and tools that will help you document your best social achievements. With the assistance of technology experts, TechCamp will include:
Algerian and international technology experts will be running presentations and workshops that encourage the use of ICT to communicate social success. You will be discovering ways to create online content and share the results of your social projects.
World Learning is a non-profit organization advancing leadership in more than 75 countries. We have been active in Algeria since 2005, working with a variety of local partners to improve the teaching of English across grade levels and enhance employment prospects for youth across Algeria, especially in the South where there is a strong need in terms of employment and support for the youth.
Two days of an unforgettable human and technological experience!
You will choose the speaker with whom you want to live this experience!
Everyone will discover more than one technology, for sure!
The entire event will take place in one place in Constantine, through many workshops.
Topic: Social Media Campaigning: The Power of the Hashtag!
Mehdi is an expert in Social Media and Digital Strategy Management. He has collaborated with numerous local and international organizations as an E-communication consultant. He is also the co-founder of Rizeway.com, a Web Development company with a rich portfolio including: World Learning, Solidaridad Internacional, CEMA/ American Center for Maghreb Studies in Algeria, Carrefour/ European leader of Mass Distribution. Check out his video presentation on this link.
Topic: E-communication Strategies for Successful Fundraising.
After a rewarding career-start in journalism, PR and Communication, Mahdi Bouziane joined the Moroccan Foundation of Students, a Moroccan NGO that operates in the sector of education and employability for all through a set of scholarship and mentoring programs specifically designed to help young students coming from disadvantaged social environments to access proper graduate and postgraduate education. Between September 2010 and December 2011, Mahdi also helped re-launch activities of the “Moroccan Entrepreneurship Network” (“Réseau Maroc Entreprendre”), a Moroccan branch of an international NGO that supports entrepreneurship and enterprise creation, after more than 2 years of standby because of financial and governance difficulties. Mahdi is also an activist and one of the founding members of Anfass Democratiques, a political association born in the aftermath of #20Feb Movement that aims to enhance the practice of politics in the Moroccan Kingdom. Check out his video presentation on this link.
Topic: How to Make Your Social Project Attractive to Media.
Zahra Rahmouni is a French Algerian journalist who holds degrees in foreign languages and international business after studying in several european schools. Her master’s thesis was dedicated to the problematic of online reputation after an unpleasant professional experience in Spain, where the poor online reputation of the company was considered to be a real threat to its operations.
Zahra’s first job positions, which were held in France, were strongly linked to the telecoms & new technologies sectors, as well as, regional print media. Now that she’s settled in Algeria, Zahra observes the Algerian civil society through her work in a national news website. Check out her video presentation on this link.
Topic: Branding 101 for Civil Society Projects.
Having lived in 7 countries and worked for major companies such as Microsoft, Nissan and Nolkia, Alexandre brings over 14 years of international experience in advertising and PR campaigns. With a BA (Hons) in History from McGill University in Montreal and an MA in International Relations from Geneva’s Hautes Études Internationales, he currently leads the regional team of TBWA, an agency that develops and implements marketing, communication, digital and PR strategies for international and national clients. Alexandre also volunteers for causes related to youth leadership development. Check out his video presentation on this link.
Topic: Social Media – Added Value to Civil Society Organizations.
Christopher Iverson is a Program Officer at World Learning in which he manages projects in higher education, workforce development, and youth engagement. Currently, he serves as the Social Media Manager for the Education/Capacity Development Team for the last two years and has provided overall support in the management of social media platforms for projects in the Jamaica/Bahamas and Algeria. Chris will serve as a guest speaker and will be presenting on “Social Media: Added value to CSOs,” which will focus on how civil society organizations can build awareness of their mission, grow their influence, and empower their supporters to spread their message. He will draw upon his experiences in creating a social media operations manual for a person with disabilities organization in Burma, his assistance in the continued development of an organizational wide social media strategy, social media management, and successful social media projects from other World Learning projects. Check out his video presentation on this link.
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Mobile App-Making & Mobile Media Production.
Josephine Dorado is a social entrepreneur, professor, and performing artist whose work focuses on the innovative convergence of physical and digital experiences, arts with technology, and games with calls to action. Her work has been awarded both a Fulbright Scholarship and a MacArthur Foundation Award in Digital Media & Learning. She continues to be involved with the Fulbright community as President of the Board of Directors in NYC. Previously, Josephine founded Kidz Connect, a virtual cultural exchange program that connects youth internationally through creative collaboration and theatrical performance in virtual worlds. She currently teaches at The New School, specializing in Networked Collaboration and Virtual Learning Environments, and is a trainer for the State Department’s TechCamps, an initiative to aid civil society organizations in developing countries by building their digital capacities. Her speaking engagements include Talks @ Google, TEDxFulbright, SXSW, IgniteNYC and SIGGRAPH. She balances her work in online spaces with her passion for teaching Pilates, combining a technology-infused life with a physical, embodied way of being. Her next venture is reACTor, a mobile news game that encourages activism around news stories that people care about. Check out her video presentation on this link.
Topic: Social Media Content Strategies.
Mounira Hamdi is a teacher, event organizer and independent consultant in web communication strategy. She is currently teaching Community Management, Individual and Brand e-Reputation, Digital Strategies as well as Crisis Communication on Social Media at Les Grandes Ecoles in Paris. She is also invested in event projects, co-organizing several major events and conferences such as Labcom, digital and communication, and Webdays, a 3 to 8-day event in Africa and the Middle East on the themes of entrepreneurship and new technologies. Mounira is also co-author of “Bien gérer sa réputation sur Internet, 2011” and “Bad Buzz, gérer une crise sur les médias sociaux, 2013.” Check out her video presentation on this link.
TechCamp is a series of technology-focused, capacity-building workshops in cities around the world. TechCamps are two day interactive conferences that pair leaders in the technology community with local and regional civil society organizations to provide training, resources and assistance that enable participants to harness the latest technologies to build their capacity to serve. TechCamps connect the organizations and entities that are working hard to solve social problems with technologists that show them how to use accessible, low-cost technology solutions. Private sector and foundation partners help ensure that the innovative solutions developed at TechCamps are sustainable long after participants return home.
TechCamp Algeria is an event organized by World Learning under the PEACE Project (Promoting Education, Altruism and Civic Engagement). PEACE aims at building a bridge of cooperation between universities, civil society and the world of employment. Implemented in partnership with the Algerian Federation of People with Handicaps (FAPH), PEACE is designed to improve the professional skills of students, including people with disabilities, through volunteering and internship opportunities that will increase their chances of accessing the world of employment.
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