My name is Sammia Poveda, Ecuadorian and ICT4D enthusiast, with a Freirean twist. My research evaluates different approaches to basic ICT training offered in Campinas, Brazil, aiming to find out what elements may improve critical ICT usage.
I am also involved in other activities. I am a co-coordinator of the Technology and Design Working Group of the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA), co-organiser of the ICT4D London Meet-up, and I also run a Latin American ICT4D discussion group using Facebook as a platform.
Recently I have been engaging more and more in teaching. I am a PhD tutor for The Brilliant Club, which tries to encourage students to go to university by offering university stile seminars at schools considered most vulnerable in the London area. Also, I teach in the Geography Department at Royal Holloway various topics, such as Digital Literacies, ICT4D and Gender, Human Geography, and Environmental Sustainability.
Before starting the PhD, I worked in international development for four years with the German Development Agency (GIZ) and the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO), which worked with the eight Amazon Basin Countries: Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru. This work also involved liaising with other international organizations such as UNCTAD, UNFCCC and CBD. During my stay in Brasilia, I also served two years pro bono as the Institutional Development Director of the Centre for Digital Inclusion (CDI).
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