Visible to the public Challenges of CI Initiatives in a Political Unstable Situation - Case Study of a Computer Club in a Refugee Camp

TitleChallenges of CI Initiatives in a Political Unstable Situation - Case Study of a Computer Club in a Refugee Camp
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsAal, Konstantin, Mouratidis, Marios, Weibert, Anne, Wulf, Volker
Conference NameProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Supporting Group Work
PublisherACM
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number978-1-4503-4276-6
Keywordscommunity informatics, computer club, pubcrawl170201, refugee camp, west bank.
Abstract

This poster describes the research around computer clubs in Palestinian refugee camps and the various lessons learned during the establishment of this intervention such the importance of the physical infrastructure (e.g. clean room, working hardware), soft technologies (e.g. knowledge transfer through workshops), social infrastructure (e.g. reliable partners in the refugee camp, partner from the university) and social capital (e.g. shared vision and values of all stakeholders). These important insights can be transferred on other interventions in similar unstable environments.

URLhttp://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2957276.2996281
DOI10.1145/2957276.2996281
Citation Keyaal_challenges_2016