Tech Localisation: Why the localisation of aid requires the localisation of technology

Organisation: CDAC Network | Sep 2021 Author: Dragana Kaurin
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What role does the localisation of technology play in the localisation of aid?

In advance of the 2021 CDAC Annual Public Forum, Digital Communication and Accountability: Is Technology Tipping the Balance in Aid, Dragana Kaurin, Founder and Director of the Localization Lab, argues that, “improving accessibility and creating opportunities for local individuals, not necessarily to get them to use certain tools or the social media platforms we want them to use because it’s easier for us, but rather to choose the right tools and build their own, in their own language, and on their own terms” is integral to actioning localisation more broadly in humanitarian action.

In this background paper for the forum, Kaurin argues that, “Localisation of technology can, support humanitarian localisation in making communities resilient, instead of reliant on international aid and services that are disrupted by global crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic”

Read the full paper: click on the link below.

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