Maria Garrido to present DA2I research at UW Change Seminar

February 5, 2018

Maria Garrido will give a presentation, “The role of Access to Information in Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals,” to the UW Change seminar. Time: Noon-1pm (Lunch provided) Place: Mary Gates Hall room 206 Dr. Garrido’s talk will present how meaningful access to information is a fundamental requirement that underpins the achievement of the UN…

Maria Garrido to speak on panel “Innovation and inter-connectivity for social development”

January 29, 2018

This year the United Nation’s Commission for Social Development has recognized the topic “Towards sustainable and resilient societies: Innovation and inter-connectivity for social development” as an emerging issue for 2018. TASCHA researcher Maria Garrido was invited to join the Commission panel in New York to discuss how social policy can be re-examined to ensure that the…

Maria Garrido speaks to Policy Changes for Public Access at Internet Government Forum

January 22, 2018

At this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF), TASCHA researcher Maria Garrido spoke on a panel, Policy Changes for Public Access, hosted by IFLA and EIFL. Dr. Garrido offered her expertise from her Development and Access to Information project (DA2I) as well as her work around the role that libraries play in providing access to information….

TASCHA celebrates World Development Information Day

October 24, 2017

“Information and communications technologies have the potential to provide new solutions to development challenges, particularly in the context of globalization, and can foster economic growth, competitiveness, access to information and knowledge, poverty eradication and social inclusion.” — UN General Assembly Resolution  (A/RES/65/141) Over 40 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly mandated World Information Development Day to bring…

El Webinar Desarrollo y Acceso a Informacion disponible en linea

September 29, 2017

A principios de esta semana, la IFLA organizó un webinar donde se discutió los principales hallazgos del reporte “Desarrollo y Acceso a Información”. El reporte fue elaborado en una colaboración entre IFLA y TASCHA y demuestra las diferentes formas en las que el acceso significativo a la información (A2I, por sus siglas en inglés) es necesario para…

Girls in ICT Day 2017: Education as a foundation for opportunity

April 28, 2017

The Girls in ICT initiative from ITU is celebrating it’s 6th annual Girls in ICT Day. The initiative is working towards creating “a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICTs, enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female…

TASCHA to attend iConference 2017

March 1, 2017

TASCHA researchers will be in Wuhan, China for the annual 2017 iConference taking place March 22-25. The TASCHA team will once again join scholars and researchers from around the world concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society to collaborate, share, and explore.  The TASCHA team will also be both presenting on our ongoing A2I project and leading…