Updated May 18, 2019
small changes in using social media and wikis, done collaboratively and at scale, will accelerate knowledge localization in the native languages of developing countries, it will enhance literacy levels and inclusionhttps://www.actor-atlas.info/en:pivot
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Citizen Participation, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Literacy and 9 MoreSEE ALL
Citizen Participation, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Literacy, Soft or Life Skills, Inclusive Education, Communication with Communities, Secondary Education, Enabling Environment, Response Technologies, Political Process, Digital Development and All SectorsSEE LESS
The lack of (online) content in the native languages of developing countries is a major hurdle for inclusive development. Both information overload and insufficiency in domains that are key to sustainable development. Difficulty of retrieving livelihood-focused content via search engines. Lack of inclusive discourse and debate as people with differing opinions visit fora that confirm their own opinion; The inability of governments to communicate effectively with their constituencies.
#tagcoding maps a multi-dimension global topic space onto systematically defined #tags (arabic numbers & roman alphabet), a full set for each dimension of development. Geo-codes added to topic #tags support their localization: for a country, a state, a local government unit. Online tools support a rapid look up of #tags, coded and #tag2wiki curated content, in any language. For people with a partnership attitude a coding #tag creates a globally shared, cross-language public media channel.
|New Implemented Countries||Senegal, Philippines, Nigeria, Niger, Nepal, India, Tanzania|
|Recruit||1 to 5 volunteers per country; for Nepal, Philippines, Tanzania, India: basic (English) wikis exist already for handover to country teams|
|New Feature||Create versions of the #tag2wiki wiki simultaneously in the native languages of your country, alongside the UN official languages used in your country.|
Jan Goossenaerts, founder of Wikinetix, has had about 20 years experience in university education and research in ICT, industry and development, incl. in developing countries. He has been experimenting with wikis and #tagcoding to improve their usability. Teody Trivilegio can provide support to teams and early adopters on a day to day basis. Romana Malong is a graduate from AIT in Thailand, with management experience in international teams.
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