Centre Members and Alumni Participation at ICTD2016

The 8th ICTD conference will take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan from Friday 3rd - Monday 6th June 2016.   We are delighted to announce that seven of our ICT4D Centre members and alumni will be taking part.  Here is a list of what we will be doing.

Friday 3rd June

Open Session:  Debating Open Development: Sharing and Interrogating Experiences of Developing Cross-Cutting Theory in ICTD

Organised by: Arul Chib (Nanyang Technological University); Caitlin Bentley - (Nanyang Technological University/ICT4D Centre Alumni).

Featuring Yingqin Zheng (ICT4D Centre, RHUL)

Room: Vandenberg, 2nd floor  Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm 

Open Session:  Writing, Publishing and Careers within ICTD

Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe (Örebro University); Kui Kihoro Mackay (ICT4D Centre, RHUL); Ineke Buskens (UNU-CS); Devinder Thapa (University of Agder); Caroline Wamala Larsson (Karlstad University and SPIDER)

Room:  Koessler, 3rd floor Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm 


Saturday 4th June

Paper Session: Women’s Use of Participatory Video Technology to Tackle Gender Inequality in Zambia’s ICT Sector

Tony Roberts  (UNU-CS/ICT4D Centre Alumni)

Room: Ballroom Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Paper Session: How can digital inclusion promote social change? Exploring two Brazilian case studies

Sammia Poveda   (UNU-CS/ICT4D Centre Alumni)

Room: Ballroom Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Open Session: Invitation to Co-Formulate Minimum Ethical Standards in ICT4D

Dorothea Kleine (ICT4D Centre, RHUL); Andy Dearden (Cultural, Communication & Computing Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University)

Room: Henderson, 3rd floor Time: 2:00-3:30pm 


Sunday 5th June

Open Session: Intersectionality in ICT4D

Organised by: Sammia Poveda (UNU-CS/ICT4D Centre Alumni), Tony Roberts (UNU-CS/ICT4D Centre Alumni)

Featuring: Kui Kihoro Mackay  (ICT4D Centre, RHUL), Anita Gurumurthy (IT for Change)

Room: Michigan, 2nd floor Time: 2:30-4:00pm


Monday 6th June 2016

Open SessionTransforming Ideologies of Gender Privilege and Discrimination: The Quest for Justice, Equality and Dignity for All in the Network Society

Organised by: Ineke Buskens (UNU-CS); Gloria Bonder (FLACSO); Anita Gurumurthy (IT for Change); Dorothea Kleine (ICT4D Centre, RHUL); Sarah Revi Sterling (NetHope).

Featuring: Tim Unwin (UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, RHUL)

Room: Vandenberg, 2nd floor Time: 2:00-3:30pm 


About the ICTD Conference

The  is a research conference that explores the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in global development. The conference reflects the multidisciplinary and multisectoral nature of ICTD work, with representation from a broad range of areas (anthropology, communication, computer science, design, economics, electrical engineering, geography, global health, information science, political science, sociology, and many others), as well as participation from academia, industry, civil society, and government.

ICTD2016, Ann Arbor Michigan will be the 8th in a series of conferences that began in 2006