ASSIST in collaboration with The Madras School of Social Work organized a panel discussion of the Asian Development Bank on the topic of ICT for inclusive development on the 5th of May, 2015. This forum took place simultaneously in Azerbaijan, Philippines & India through a video conference from 9.30 am to 12 noon IST. The forum had 3 panelists in each country and discussed trends in the use of technology for inclusive development and is part of the Civil Society Program of ADB.
The Chennai discussion was moderated by Marian Thomassen, Project Manager, ASSIST Asia. The speakers included Mr. L. Somasundaram, Director - Research, Communications and Programs Officer, Akara Research & Technologies, Ms. Sundari Sivasubbu, HCL Foundation and Mr. Kevin Devasia, Deputy General Manager - Operations, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation. The concluding remarks were given by Dr. V A Vijayaragavan, Principal, MSSW.