Today I had an opportunity to talk to a group of Development Communication specialists from countries-members in OECD. We were talking about potential of social media in promoting the cause of Development goals and international aid awareness (read more about the agenda here:http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/4/16/45155914.pdf) , something that is defined by some experts as Web2forDev (http://www.web2fordev.net/)
No doubt Development 2.0 is gaining the moment. Participants from all the countries shared their experience with social media. It's true that the UK's representative, Julia Chandler from DFID, impressed al of us with the systematic and advanced approach towards integrating social media tools in the Development communication. However, the most important lesson for me was that all the participants speak the same "digital" language. May be because the average age in the group was closer to 30 than 50....
Here is my PP presentation at the seminar:
You can see also this interviews with Seminar's participant: