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Sustentar Project | Presentation of “A Necessary Practice”

24 Oct from 18:30 to 21:00
Salão Nobre, Quelhas


The Sustentar Project – the Multidimensional and Inclusive Development Platform of ISEG – has the pleasure to invite you to the presentation of the first artistic version of the homepage of the 'A Necessary Practice' project and to an integrated workshop on Information and Development, in response to the United nations resolution A/RES/3038 (XXVII), of the 24th of October, 2014 – World Development Day, from 19:00 to 21:00, in the Salão Nobre of ISEG.

The closing ceremony will include a rendering of Bach by the cellist Nuno Abreu.


18:30 – 19:00 | Reception of guests and speakers

19:00 – 19:45 | Opening of the 1st Part of the Workshop
António Mendonça | Chairman of the Governing Board of ISEG
Maria Rosa Borges | Vice – Chairman of the Pedagogic Board of ISEG
Nuno Olim Marote | Managing Director of the Sustentar Project
Jorge Barreto Xavier | Secretary of State for Culture, Portugal
Miguel Palma | Artist

"Art as influenced by technology. The potential of technology for the language of art."
Adriano Moreira | Chairman of the Higher Institute for the Science Academy of Lisbon / Member of the Board for the Sustentar Project
Aquiles Alencar – Brayner | Digital Curator of the British Library
"Technology, Information and the role of libraries in the selection and archiving of intangible cultural heritage."

19:45 – 20:00 | Signing of the 'A Necessary Practice' roll of honour
20:00 – 20:20 | Presentation of the work on the homepage of the 'A Necessary Practice' project
Nuno Olim Marote | Coordinator of 'A Necessary Practice'
Antónia Gaeta | Curator of 'A Necessary Practice'
Susana Mendes Silva |Artist

20:20 – 21:00 | 2nd Part of the Workshop
"Their vision about the question of communication and I/T technologies and their integrated relationship with development and knowledge, and their contribution to answering United Nations' resolution A/RES/3038 (XXVII)."
"The impact of I/T technologies and the mobilization of peoples and causes. The importance of education and communication and access to information as change agents and transformers of ideas."
José António Pereirinha | Coordinator of the PhD in Development Studies at ISEG and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Sustentar Project
Alberto da Ponte | Chairman of RTP
"Public Services and the Media. Opportunities and Challenges"
Rui Pereira | Ex – Minister of Internal Affairs / Founder of the Observatory for Security, Organised Crime and Terrorism
"I/T technologies and technologies with information"
Ulisses Correia e Silva | Chairman of UCCLA / Mayor of Praia / Cabo Verde
António Beato Teixeira | Director of RTP
" I/T technologies and social development"
Dra. Isabel de Santiago | Visiting lecturer and researcher in Communication and Health the Medical School of the Universidade de Lisboa
"The Ébola virus: What needs to be communicated for Public Health. Kiss & Keywords. Media and I/T technologies in the PALOP's"

Closing ceremony
Nuno Olim Marote | Chairman of the Board of the Sustentar Project
Nuno Abreu | Cellist
Suite Nº2 for the Cello by J.S.Bach in C minor, BWV 1008
1 – Prelude | 2 – Allemande | 3 – Courante | 4 – Sarabande | 5 – Minueto | 6 – Giga

According to the United Nations, I/T technologies and Communication have the potential to provide new solutions for the challenges of development, reinforcing how economic growth can be promoted, as well as competiveness, the access to information, knowledge, social inclusion and the eradication of poverty.

The World Day of Information aims to call the public's attention to the problems of development, as well as the necessity to strengthen international cooperation to resolve this.

I hope that you will enjoy the day. Let´s face the challenge!

Nuno Olim Marote
(Chairman of the Board of the Sustentar Project)