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Concluding remarks

Concluding remarks
Hello and welcome to the end of week three social  media and international development. We’re trying   to cover lots of different aspects this week of  how social media can actually help development   we started off with lots of different case studies  from Uganda which i hope you enjoyed listening to   people who actually are there at the forefront of  using social media within their development work.   We then move to some different examples of how  social media is used in the global north but there   were so many other aspects that we didn’t touch  upon such as the arab spring revolutions in 2011.   I started writing a blog a few years ago and  within that blog i’ve interviewed lots of   different organizations like the department  for international development the UNDP and   Amnesty International.
If you’re interested in this  subject please do visit my blog in the link below.

This week our learning focused on the role of social media and how it can be a help or hindrance to development.

We learned that social media can enable greater participation in debates around democracy and governance, but this participation is rarely equal. Not everyone has the same level of access to social media. Digtial media has become a popular tool for delivering behaviour change communications about issues such as sexual health. Our 40-40 case study focussed on the power of social media for fundraising in the global south and our No White Saviors interview highlighted the power of Instagram in reducing stereotypes in representations of distant others.

In the second part of the week, we learned about the use of social media by international NGOs in the Global North.

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