Informational (R)Evolution in Moldova (PHOTO)
Chişinău / Moldova.ORG / -- This July an unique conference “TechCamp Moldova” took place in Chisinau. Its main goal was to achieve a new level of informational relationships between government and citizens of the Republic of Moldova.
The conference brought together participants of three different categories, which have common goals and aspirations, but they usually use different approaches to implement the objectives. The same time these people understand that their activities cannot exist separately.
Particularly the conference TechCamp brought together the representatives of NGOs, IT experts and governmental representatives.
Veronica Cretu, the president of the “CMB” Training Center, NGO located in Chisinau, noted the importance of period for the country, the period of new possibilities, the period when it is necessary to use new ways for further development.
In an interview with Moldova.ORG Mrs. Cretu said that the participants of the TechCamp Moldova were experts in their domains and were very active. Also the obviously had a strong motivation to achieve the development of informational relations in Moldova.
The the World Bank Country Manager in Moldova, Mr. Abdoulaye Seck, who also participated in the conference, mentioned the importance of the informational transparency and the need of creating databases. He expressed his belief that our society can easily accept new changes, but it needs help to come to proper understanding how to use such data sets.
TechCamp is a great way to design cooperative resolutions for series of certain problems in our country, said Noel Dickover, head of the eDiplomacy office's Civil Society 2.0 implementation effort, United States Department of State, adding that the meetings is very important for Moldova now.
There were demonstrated some brilliant projects which have already been successful all over the world. And these functional projects are not just brilliant ideas, but the concepts that are at the same time can be easily applied in Moldova.
The project from Azerbaijan was presented at the conference as a good example of these international projects. The Azerbaijan’s concept encourages people to alert and to talk about corruption, which people face every day. The number of participants in the project’s platform quickly grew from his starting, which proves that the initiative pleased citizens and they support such resource.
The map project demonstrated to the participants of the TechCamp one state from the U.S. This map shows all the incidents which took place in the state, and informs what streets in the cities are safer, and what streets are not.
A similar IT concept was launched in the Republic of Moldova too. The “Alerts” project can be accessed on Moldova.ORG. At the moment, the “Alerts” works in a trial mode. Its aim is to illuminate the corruption’s cases, as well as everything related to consumer’s protection and civil rights.
Guests from the USA, Ukraine, Romania and Slovenia pleasantly surprised the other participants and the organizers from Moldova, which took care of the presence of interpreters, because some guests spoke Romanian language very good.
The “TechCamp Moldova” project determines indicates that the Republic of Moldova becomes one the major countries that are interested in the technological evolution and that realize the importance of IT.
Previous TechCamp seminar took place in Vilnius and it was visited by the U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
Most participants have established new relationships and contact groups for the future development of projects, designed during the two-day interactive conference and training sessions. It really encourages and pleases the event’s organizers.
Congratulations, TechCamp Moldova!
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