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Claire Buré
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The Zoltner Consulting Group
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Project Coordinator
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Claire Buré is a Project Coordinator for ICT for development research and projects with the Zoltner Consulting Group based in Santiago, Chile. Previous to this position, Claire worked as a researcher with in Ottawa, Canada. She has recently authored a study on gender perspectives in science, technology and innovation policy in developing countries (with a focus on Latin America). Prior to joining IDRC, Claire was based at the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation (ISSTI) at the University of Edinburgh, where she worked with a research project on strategies for gender inclusion, and with another project examining the convergence of technologies. Her publications include a study about how homeless people use mobile phones and the internet in Scotland, an article about the global telecentre movement, and a recently published chapter about the outcomes of use of a gender evaluation methodology in telecentres in Asia and Latin America. Claire holds a Master’s degree in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Edinburgh, UK.
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At 12:10am on December 23, 2008, SYEDA FATEMA KHATUN said…
Congratulate Claire for being a featured member.Hope her creative contributions will be enhanced for the advancement of the telecentre community.
At 10:30pm on October 8, 2008, Mahmud Hasan said…
Hi. I thought you are out of telecentre community as I could not get you for long time. I am currently working at Bangladesh Telecentre Network as COO. My part time involvement with D.Net still exists and that is completely with GEM adaptations. I am currently doing a research on GEM in rural ICT project.

I don't know your level of involvement right now, but eagerly want to have some of your time to discuss some research issues with you.

Please give me your opinion.
At 8:15pm on October 8, 2008, Mahmud Hasan said…
Hi Claire, nice to see you at community.
At 3:42pm on September 29, 2008, Basheerhamad Shadrach said…
Hi, the ever cheerful Claire. Happy to be your friend on site!
At 3:46am on September 27, 2008, Marta Mans said…
Hola Claire, nos habría encantado tenerte en el meeting en Barcelona, espero que la próxima vez!
At 7:33pm on September 24, 2008, Sulah Ndaula said…
Yes Claire,

I have always seen INSPIRING people who work in telecentres as a critical component of reaching services to the INDIVIDUALS. But when I look back and see telecentre managers part jobs due money issues, I wander whether the Key we are using is comprehensive enough to push tcs and tc people forward... OR it is just like the Gun and the bullet where inspiring in this case is the Gun missing the bullet...:)

At the same time business cybercentres survive where social tcs have found thick to survive. Seggregating factors - you can see that business cybercentres see each client as an individual. Thus customer care, service packaging and delivery, marketing strategies... purpose to reflect the individualism of each client. That forms the basis of their day to day work and success.

Simplistic, sounds the urgement... who will handle the social angle? But what is the use of addressing the social angle with a faster but sinking or sinker boat while slow moving but floating boat is available? Why not get the tar in the slow moving boat to fix the sink factor of the faster moving boat?... But who knows the tar in the business cybercenters...:)
At 6:00am on September 24, 2008, M.Angélica Celedón said…
Claire es una persona maravillosa. He tenido la suerte de trabajar con ella en la Academia de Telecentros de Chile.
At 2:32pm on September 23, 2008, Sulah Ndaula said…
Claire, hi

Your presence here is thankable...

I know you make the community stronger and to me you'll continue to fill the most critical keys in my developmental work.
At 3:32am on September 23, 2008, Isidre Bermúdez Ferran said…
Un saludo y un abrazo, Claire
At 2:25am on September 23, 2008, Meddie Mayanja said…
Hey Claire...

Great to see you here. I am certain we shall continue to tap into your energy and passion on these issues through this space. Chile had better treat you well...

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