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This page provides an archive of news items posted on the Latest News section of our home page since 21st November 2008

7th February 2013
ICT4D Collective named 10th top gobal Think Tank in Science and Technology in Go To Think Tank Report for 2012.

20th May 2012
Members of the Collective played an active role in the WSIS Forum 2012, jointly convening sessions on ICTs and disabilities, and on the capabilities approach in ICT4D research

10th April 2012
Members of the Collective will be leading sessions at the 2012 WSIS Forum to be held in Geneva on 14-18 May 2012, including a session with the CTO on ICTs and accessibility

Members of the Collective played an active role in the very successful ICTD2012 conference hosted by Georgia Tech in Atlanta from March 12-15 2012

6th February 2012
Welcome to two new Post Doctoral visitors, who are spending time at Royal Holloway this year: Razamin Ramli fmor the School of Quantitative Sciences at the Universiti Utara Malaysia, and Ilaria Amerise from the University of Calabria, Italy

4th January 2012
Welcome to the latest new member to join the Collective: Linda Alexander (Langara College school of Management, Vancouver, Canada)
A welcome too to Azra Naseem (Head of e-Learning and Open Learning at the Aga Khan University, Karachi) who is visiting the ICT4D Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London for January and February 2012..

20th October 2011
Together with the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, the Collective and UNECSO Chair in ICT4D hosted the launch of UNCTAD's Information Economy Report 2011 on 19th October.

11th October 2011
Recent publication by Collective member: Simone Sala (2010) The role of information and communication technologies for community-based adaptations to climate change, Rome: FAO.

We are delighted to be hosting the launch of the UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2011 Please download invitation for the launch on 19th October 2011, and confirm your participation with Anouchka Gunnoo (a.gunnoo@cto.int)

13th August 2011
Welcome to the latest new member to join the Collective: Yingqin Zheng from the School of Management at Royal Holloway, University of London

8th June 2011
Welcome to the latest new member to join the Collective: Lizzie Coles-Kemp from the Department of Mathematics, Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, and Principal Investigator on the VOME project

19th May 2011
Congratulations to Uduak Okon whose thesis entitled ICTs and sustainable community development in the Niger Delta Region, Nigeria has recently been recommended for the award of a PhD.

The Collective hosted a session at the WSIS Forum 2011 on making ICT4D partnerships more effective (mind map output).

4th March 2011
Congratulations to Charles Howie (Geography, 2011) whose thesis on Cooperation and contestation: farmer-state relations in agricultural transformation, An Giang Province, Vietnam has recently been recommended for the award of a PhD

2nd March 2011
Major new report by members of the ICT4D Collective: Geldof, M., Grimshaw, D.J., Kleine, D. and Unwin, T. (2011) What are the key lessons of ICT4D partnerships for poverty reduction? Systematic Review Report for DFID.

Héctor Arrechedera Zamorano (Universidad Central de Venezuela) gave a seminar on 2nd March 2011, entitled “SOS Telemedicina: bulding telehealth infrastructure for distributed communities in Venezuela” (.pdf of the presentation)

18th February 2011
Video of Dr. Alvin Yeo's (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak - UNIMAS) - seminar on 17th February on “Providing equal ICT access to remote communities in Malaysian Borneo".

The latest members to join the Collective are Paula Uimonen, Director of SPIDER, dr.ir. Wolter Pieters (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Twente) and Dr. Alvin Yeo (Director COERI, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak - UNIMAS)

17th February 2011

Master's stream on ICT4D in Practising Sustainable Development Master's programme due to start at Royal Holloway, University of London in 201l

Dr. Alvin Yeo (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak - UNIMAS) - seminar at 12.00 on Thursday 17th February in Queen’s 136 RHUL on the title of “Providing equal ICT access to remote communities in Malaysian Borneo".

Dorothea Kleine's seminar at the Berkman Center (Harvard): Whose choice: ICTs for 'development' and the lives people value, 15/2/2011

The latest member to join the Collective is Paula Uimonen, Director of SPIDER

4th January 2011
Web-sites developed by undergraduates studying ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London (2010-11):

22nd December 2010
The Collective hosted the ICTD2010 conference at Royal Holloway, University of London from 13th-16th December 2010. Full details are available from the conference site. Other materials are available as follows:

18th December 2010
Congratulations to David Hollow, who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled Evaluating ICT for Education in Africa on 17th December 2010.

26th October 2010
Our latest partner: WSIS StocktakingWSIS stocktaking

7th October 2010
We are delighted that David Grimshaw (Senior Research Fellow, Emerging Technologies, Department for International Development, UK; and PracticalAction) has been appointed as Visiting Professor in Information and Communications Technology for Development

4th October 2010
Godfred Bonnah Nkansah and Tim Unwin's paper on the use of ICTs to support learning for people with disabilities in Ghana is featured on the Commonwealth Secretariat's News Page

Tim Unwin talks about the ICT4D Centre on the new Royal Holloway, University of London website

17th September 2010
Welcome to the latest new member of the Collective: Javier Simó (Departamento de Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones, Universisad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain; and Technical Director, EHAS)

25th August 2010
Welcome to the latest new members of the Collective:Melissa Highton (Head of the Learning Technologies Group, Oxford University Computing Services, UK) and Ulf-Daniel Ehlers (Institute for Media and Educational Technology, University of Augsburg, Germany)

13th August 2010
Welcome to Peter Dell'Osa who has joined us as Project Manager for the ICTD2010 Conference.

Congratulations to Marije Geldof who recently received her PhD award for her thesis entitled Literacy and ICT: social constructions in the lives of low-literate youth in Ethiopia and Malawi

1st July 2010
The latest colleague to join the Collective is Georgina Mumba, a statistician at the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources, in Zambia, who participated in the recent e-Learning Africa conference in Lusaka

Congratulations to Rebekka Campbell, a member of the Collective, who has just become Editor of the BBC's Bitesize

24th June 2010
Videos of recent seminars:Seminar by Teresa Graziano (University of Catania, Italy) on 23rd June 2010, entitled ICTs, migration and development in the Maghreb (.mov file); Seminar by Roberta Bernardi (School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London) on 21st May 2010, entitled The impact of aid policy on HIV/AIDS monitoring and evaluation systems in Africa (.mov video)

31st May 2010
New working paper: Kleine, D. (2010) ‘“None but ourselves can free our minds” – Development, Technological Change and Escaping the Tyranny of Direct Impact’

21st May 2010
Video of seminar by Melissa Ho (TIER Group, Berkeley) on 7th April 2010, entitled Communication, computing and healthcare financing in Southwest Uganda (.mov video)

1st May 2010
The latest members to join the Collective are Gavin Dykes (Director, Cellcove Ltd) and
Hyeon-a Kim (UNESCO)

6th April 2010
The ICT4D undergraduates at Royal Holloway, University of London have recently completed a web-site on "Healthy Homes" dealing with safe water, clean kitchens and malaria in developing countries

16th March 2010
Andrea Burris (a PhD student in the Collective) is undertaking a short survey on creativity - and would greatly appreciate it if people could complete it (should take only 5 minutes

5th March 2010
Seminar by Alan Jackson (Aptivate) on 5th March 2010, entitled Participation, interaction, capacitation: the foundations of ICTs in development (.mp3 audio file)

3rd March 2010
Seminar by David Grimshaw (Senior Research Fellow, Emerging Technologies, Department for International Development; and PracticalAction) in collaboration with CEDAR on 3rd March 2010, entitled Sharing local content in local voices (.mp3 audio file)

12th February 2010
Michael Riggs (Knowledge and Information Management Officer and e-Agriculture Facilitator, FAO, Italy)

6th February 2010
Congratulations to Marije Geldof who has successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled Literacy and ICT: social constructions in the lives of low-literate youth in Ethiopia and Malawi

1st February 2010
Audio files of recent seminars:
Janet Longmore's and Terrie Lynn Thompson's (Digital Opportunity Trust) seminar on 27th January 2010 (.mp3 audio file);Nigel Jefferies' (Head of Academic Relationships, Vodafone; Chair of the World Wireless Research Forum) seminar on 7th December 2009 (.wma audio file)

29th January 2010
The newest member of the Collective is Roberta Bernardi (Technology and Information Management Group, School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London)

27th January 2010
Congratulations to Kostas Stathis who has recently been promoted to Reader in Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London

19th January 2010
Uduak Okon's seminar for the Collective entitled ICTs and Sustainable Communities in Nigeria: Building on Indigenous Knowledge Systems (.mp3 audio file)

13th January 2010
The latest members to join the Collective are Katrin Verclas (MobileActive.org), David Mandiyanike (Political and Administrative Studies, University of Botswana), and Dr.Simon Taylor (School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics, Brunel University)

Click on the image below to listen to Uduak Okon a Geography Postgraduate at Royal Holloway, University of London

Useful ICT4D links

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ICTD2010 conference on Twitter

7th December 2009
Learn about the Collective through the voices of its members

13th November 2009
Escola do Futuro, Universidade do São Paulo, is the Collective's latest partner, and Brasilina Passarelli, their Scientific Coordinator has also joined as an individual member.

Anna Lowe (CEO of Innovonix) is the latest member to join the Collective.

Dorothea Kleine's seminar on 2nd November on The economists have only measured the world... is now available as an audio file (.wma)

Brasilina Passarelli's seminar on 4th November on Networking actors: School of the Future Research Lab Digital Inclusion Projects and Experience is also now available (Part 1 and Part 2, .wma files)

6th October 2009
The latest members to join the Collective are Claude Luttgens (Consultant in Education and Technology; Project Manager, HP Technology Services, Education Services, MEMA) and Ilaria Amerise (University of Calabria, Italy.

Pat Hall's seminar on 6 October 2009 at Royal Holloway, University of London, on Barriers to Localisation: a Case Study of Nepal (presentation, audio .wma file)

16th September 2009
IPID 4th annual Symposum, 11-12 September 2009, Royal Holloway, University of London (high res image of participants):
videos of paper presentations

5th September 2009
Vanessa Frias Martinez (Telefonica R&D, Spain) is the latest member to join the Collective

3rd September 2009
Dr. Thao Nguyen has recently joined the ICT4D Collective and Centre on a Newton Fellowship to undertake research on how ICTs can be used to support business models for women entrepreneurs in Vietnam

Jo Tacchi's seminar given on 1 September 2009 at Royal Holloway, University of London, on Assessing Communication for Social Change (audio .wma file)

27th July 2009
Latest member to join the Collective:Dr. Mukul Shrivastava (University of Lucknow)

7th July 2009
Latest member to join the Collective: Dr. Abs Dumbuya (Chairman, The Dorothy Springer Trust)

3rd July 2009
Latest members to join the Collective:Victor Gathara (Regional IS Manager, DFID, East Africa) and Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni (Director NewMinE and webatelier.net Labs at Università della Svizzera italiana)

2nd July 2009
The Collective's latest partner is the Università della Svizzera italiana, with its webatelier and NewMinE labs

23rd June 2009
The ICT4D Collective will host ICTD2010 at Royal Holloway, University of London - provisional dates 13th-16th December 2010

13th June 2009
Carlos Cid (Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London) is the latest member to join the Collective

Latest working paper: David Hollow and ICWE (2009) eLearning in Africa: challenges, priorities and future direction

Materials from the Collective's story telling workshop held at e-Learning Africa, 27th May 2009; now includes video of Mary McPalm's story told at UCAD on 31st May.

11th June 2009
Jo Tacchi (Senior Research Fellow in the Creative Industries Research and Applications Centre (CIRAC) of Queensland University of Technology, Australia) is the latest member to join the Collective

6th June 2009
Thao Nguyen will join the Collective in September 2009 on a prestigious Newton Fellowship to do research on sustainable ICT-enabled business models to serve women run micro-enterprises in Vietnam

21st May 2009
Four new working papers are now available from our DelPHE funded ICT4D Partnership for African HEIs

Seminar on OLPC implementation in Ethiopia at the Collective by Tom Postmes and Nina Hansen on 11th May 2009

6th May 2009
The latest members to join the Collective are Carlton Reeve (Executive Producer, illuminadigitalltd) and Rebekka Campbell (Producer, illuminadigitalltd)

4th May 2009
Statistics and the Internet for Development at ISI, Durban 16-22 August 2009.

The latest member to join the Collective is I.M. Dharmadasa (Sheffield Hallam University)

29th April 2009
The latest members to join the Collective are Andrea Goetzke (Newthinking Communications) and Abdullahi Hussein (Refugee Council, UK)

22nd April 2009
The latest members to join the Collective is Gudrun Wicander (Karlstad University, Sweden) and Thomas Smyth (Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA)

IPID (The International Network for postgraduate students in the area of ICT4D) is our latest partner organisation

21st April 2009
The Collective played an active role in ICTD2009 in Doha, 17th-19th April 2009

18th April 2009
The latest members to join the Collective are Karsten Gerloff (UNU-MERIT), Shahid Uddin Akbar (CEO, Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development) and Caitlin Bentley (Canadian Crossroads International)

28th March 2009
Members of the Collective visited Bletchley Park (Enigma and Colossus) on 28th March on their latest ICT4D Day

6th March 2009
Latest working paper: Simone Sala and Federico Matteoli, Building capacity in communication and ICT applications for Community Based Adaptation (CBA) -.ppt file presented at the 3rd International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) to climate change in Dhaka, 2009

Audio of Dan Wagner's seminar on "ICTs for the poorest of the poor: linking literacy and technology in India and South Africa" held on 9th February

1st March 2009
World Computer Exchange is the latest Cooperating Organisation to join the Collective - it is a global education and environment nonprofit that helps connect youth in 65 developing countries to the skills, opportunities and understanding of the Internet while keeping working computers out of landfills

18th February 2009
The Collective has been recognised as a formal College Research Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London
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1st February 2009
Just published: Tim Unwin (ed.) ICT4D, Cambridge University Press, 2009 (see also blog on updates)

26th January 2009
We are delighted to welcome Faryal Khan (Programme Specialist UNESS, UNESCO Paris)
and Isabella Rega (New Media in Education Laboratory, University of Lugano, Switzerland) as the latest members to join the Collective.

19th January 2009
The Edulink funded consortium between universities in Denmark, Finland, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania and the UK held its first workshop from 6th-18th January 2009 in Dar es Salaam and at the Iringa Campus of Tumaini University in Tanzania.

19th December 2008
We are delighted to welcome
Christian M. Stracke (Convener ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36/WG5, Vice-Chair CEN/TC 353, HR, E-Learning and QM Project Manager University of Duisburg-Essen) and Dr. Ståle Angen Rye (School of Management, Agder University College, Kristiansand, Norway) as the latest members to join the Collective.

15th December 2008
We are delighted to welcome
Christian Stracke (Convener ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36/WG5, Vice-Chair CEN/TC 353, HR, E-Learning and QM Project Manager University of Duisburg-Essen) as the latest member to join the Collective.

10th December 2008
We are delighted to welcome Dom Graveson
and Dr. Philip Johnson (Contracts and IP Officer, Research and Enterprise at Royal Holloway, University of London) as the latest members to join the Collective.

9th December 2008
We are delighted to welcome Dom Graveson
as the latest member to join the Collective.

8th December 2008
The Collective played an active role in Online Educa Berlin, 3-5 December 2008

28th November 2008
We are delighted to welcome Prof Erkki Sutinen, Dr, Clint Rogers and Tersia Gowases
(all from the Department of Computer Science, University of Joensuu, Finland) as the latest members to join the Collective.

26th November 2008
We are delighted to welcome
Dr. Martin King (Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway, Univerity of London), Dr. Xiaolan Fu (Department of International Development, University of Oxford), and Dr. Jose-Rodrigo Cordoba-Pachon and Dr. David Barnes (both from the Technology and Information Management Group in the School of Management at Royal Holloway) as the latest members to join the Collective.

23rd November 2008
The Hewlett Foundation has granted kiwanja.net $400,000 over two years to continue developing its mobile projects, FrontlineSMS included.

21st November 2008
We are delighted to welcome
Dr. Martin King (Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway, Univerity of London) and Dr. Xiaolan Fu (Department of International Development, University of Oxford) as the latest members to join the Collective.

The Collective's latest Working Paper: David Crespo García (2008) Mobile phones' potential to address information and communication needs of healthcare workers in isolated rural areas in Peru

New Publication:Sein, M.K., Ahmad, I. and Harindranath, G. (2008) Sustaining ICT for Development projects: the case of Grameenphone CIC, Telektronikk, 2.2008, 16-24

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