It’s not an understatement to say that Mekong ICT Camp changed my life.
I attended in 2010, made new friends, and learned cool new things.
Oh, also: under a year later, I got a job based on the knowledge I’d acquired there.
I returned in 2013 to share what I learned with Open Development Cambodia, completing the circle.
Others are similarly enthusiastic. Here is a home-made film from 2013′s session.
Would I recommend you apply? Heck yeah.
If you are at the intersection of information technology and social change, give it a go.
Here are some links to past Mekong ICT adventures, and below you can find some sketches I’ve drawn.
Mekong ICT Camp 2015 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS!
Mekong ICT Camp is a biannual training workshop on information, communication, and technologies for citizen media, community health, and civil society development in Mekong sub-region.
The 2015 camp is a five-day activity will bring together the eventual six existing development projects from each Mekong countries and provide them enabling environment to work with their team mentors and partner to sharpen their solutions. The team has 5 days of the camp to turn ideas into a prototype with the help of the camp facilitators who provide process guidance, monitor the progress, and ensure that all team are on track. At the end of the camp, each team will present their work in front of the judges as well as other stakeholders.
Expected participants are Developer, journalists, and social workers. Participants are welcome from every countries and territories, although large of the allocation will goes to Mekong sub-region, which including Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan, China.
The 4th Mekong ICT Camp 2015
Date: 8-12 June, 2015
Place/ Country Leaning Resort, College of Innovation Thammasat University, Chonburi, Thailand.
Organised by Thai Fund Foundation in partnership with Opendream and Foundation for Internet and Civic Culture
The main themes for this year is: BIG DATA
For those from the Mekong-region: we will sponsor all your travel, accommodation and program costs, but we ask for a contribution of USD50 from each participant.
This also includes people who are originally from elsewhere but currently working in projects that related to developments of Mekong.
Small numbers of PARTIAL sponsorships (camp fee and accommodation, but not travel cost) are available for people from outside Mekong.
Participants, once selected, will be entitled to subsidy and/or reimbursement for a round-trip ticket from your residence, visa application, food and accommodation. All documents and materials for courses will be provided.
*** Application deadline is April 5, 2015. ***
For the ease of processing, we only accept Online Application.
Please kindly forward to whom it may interested.
Application form and more details at http://mekongict.org/apply
For 2015 Camp inquiries, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mekong ICT Camp Project is under The Thai Fund Foundation
Address; 2044/23, New Phetburi Rd., Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310 Thailand