TIER is a multi-disciplinary research group dedicated to understanding the role of and developing innovative information and communications technologies for developing regions. If you’re a Berkeley student, there’s a free workshop NEXT WEEK (October 17-18) sponsored by CITRIS, Blum Center for Developing Economies, the School of Information, and the National Science Foundation. Looks like a very cool line-up with lots of different projects, ranging from The Ghana Consultation Network (a remote medical consultation and social networking system for Ghanaian doctors) to Political Corruption and the Implementation of Community Information Kiosks in India. Click here to register or here to check out the agenda.
Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER)