Bangkok TechCamp helps Thai Civil Society utilize online tools

Summary:Next Tuesday at Assumption University's Bangna Campus, the US State Department and the US Embassy in Bangkok has teamed up to offer TechCamp to over 50 of Thailand's civil society organizations.TechCamp is an interactive seminar aimed at connecting leaders in the tech community to people in civil society organizations such as charities, NGOs and social enterprises.

Next Tuesday at Assumption University's Bangna Campus, the US State Department and the US Embassy in Bangkok has teamed up to offer TechCamp to over 50 of Thailand's civil society organizations.

TechCamp is an interactive seminar aimed at connecting leaders in the tech community to people in civil society organizations such as charities, NGOs and social enterprises. The goal is to transfer knowledge and expertise from the tech community to allow these organizations to work more efficiently using the Web's latest free and and low-cost technology.

The event, which takes place Mar. 20-21, will feature seminars about online fund-raising, data mapping, and a variety of other topics such as using mobile technology for response to emergencies.

"We will seek to discuss the challenges facing civil society organizations and the ways technology can make positive impacts on their vital work," says TechCamp organizer Noel Dickover, who is also co-founder of the site CrisisCommons which allows people to better organize their disaster response.

I spoke with Noel about participating in the event and he's excited his mission to bring TechCamp to the world has finally brought him to Bangkok.

TechCamp is happening all around the world as part of Secretary Clinton's Civil Society 2.0 initiative and the last event to come to the region was the May 2011 TechCamp in Jakarta.

See the full agenda for the Bangkok TechCamp or visit the TechCamp Web site to connect with the organizers about bringing the conference to your part of the world.

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Dwight Turner is an American social media addict living in Bangkok. He especially loves gadgets, photography, and examining the ways society interacts with emerging forms of technology.

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