ICT4D Banner

Recent Activities

The ICT4D Collective is involved in a range of activities designed to enhance the appropriate use of ICT to support poor and marginalised communities across the world. The following examples represent recent highlights of the Collective's work:

Courses (free content)
Digital Environments

The ICT4D Collective at the WSIS Forum in Geneva, 16th-20th May 2011
The Collective played a very active role in the WSIS Forum 2011 held in Geneva between 16th and 20th May. Peter Drury (from Cisco), David Grimshaw, Dorothea Kleine, Thao Nguyen, Paola Uimonen (SPIDER) and Tim Unwin led a highly interactive workshop on ICT4D partnerships, that built on the recent systematic review that members of the Collective did for DFID on the development impact of ICT4D partnerships.The Collective was also one of the 15 exhibitors at the Forum, with several partners disseminating information from our stand. Tim Unwin was Master of Ceremonies for the opening ceremony, chaired the High Level Dialogues on Working Together towards 2015 and on Building Confidence and Security in Cyberspace, and contributed to the FAO session on e-agriculture

Collective at WSIS Forum 2011

The partnership workshop team at WSIS Forum 2011

Contact Us

About the Collective in your own language:

Brazil flag China flag France flag German flag Indonesia flag Netherlands flag Portugal flag Spain flag Thailand flag UK flag Vietnam flag
Traditional Chinese













ICT4D students give presentations at Cisco's UK headquarters on 18th-19th February 2011
Final year ICT4D students from Royal Holloway, University of London, gave presentations on their work in ICT4D at Cisco's headquarters at Bedfont Lakes in the UK. The two-day event was hosted by Michelle Selinger (Director, Education Practice, IBSG, Cisco), who gave an overview of Cisco's work in Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility, and Peter Drury (Director, Health and Development, Emerging Markets, IBSG, Cisco) spoke via Telepresence about Cisco's work in ICT4D
Students at Cisco
ICT4D students at Cisco

ICT4D Collective hosted the ICTD2010 conference at Royal Holloway, University of London, 13th-16th 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:

Delegates at ICTD2010
GTZ/BMZ 2010 ICT4D conference, 18th-19th November 2010
Tim Unwin served as the moderator for the GTZ/BMZ 2010 ICT4D conference on e-agriculture, ICT business innovation, ICT-backed financial service development and universal access to ICT infrastructures held in Berlin from 18th-19th November 2010. GTZ is one of the Collective's partners.
ICT4D Collective postgraduates take active role in IPID conference in Barcelona, 9th-10th September 2010
Members of the Collective played an active role in the 5th annual conference of the International Network for Postgraduate Students in the Area of ICT4D (IPID) held at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona. Salma Abbasi and Ugo Vallauri presented papers, Tim Unwin gave a keynote on impact assessment, and Marije Geldof also participated.
ICT4D Collective hosts workshop on Child Headed Households, 11th June 2010
The Collective hosted the LifeLine Network and FrontLine Development Trust workkshop on Child Headed Households at Royal Holloway, University of London on 11th June 2010. This was designed to grapple with complex issues surrounding questions such as 'How should child headed households be defined and described?', 'How can we build long term sustainable solutions without ignoring immediate need or reinforcing dependency?', 'What are the key aspects of a holistic sustainable solution?', and' Whose responsibility are these family units?'

Jamie Singleton opening the workshop
ICT4D students give presentations at the World Economic Forum on 8th April 2010
Final year ICT4D students from Royal Holloway, University of London, gave presentations on their work in ICT4D at the World Economic Forum's offices in Cologny, Geneva, hosted by Senior Director Alex Wong with Daniel Stauffacher from ICT4Peace also present
ICT4D @ Science Open Day, Royal Holloway, University of London, 27th March 2010
Thao Nguyen, Bjorn Everts and Veronica Chuma hosted a display of the Collective's work at the Royal Holloway, University of London, Science Open Day on 27th March 2010. This provided an excellent showcase for the wider relevance of ICT4D as well as for some of the detailed research and practice that colleagues in the Collective are undertaking. Tim Unwin also hosted a day long quiz about science for schools in the local area.

Science Open Day
Simon Berry gave a public lecture on Colalife on 25th January 2010
Simon Berry visited the Collective on 25th January and gave a public lecture on the Colalife campaign, which wants Coca-Cola to open up their distribution channels (which are amazing in developing countries) to carry 'social products', such as oral rehydration salts, to the people who need them desperately. This could be done by incorporating an 'aidpod' into Coca-Cola crates. The content of the aidpods would be locally determined by health professional

Colalife Campaign
ICT4D Consortium Workshop at Eduardo Mondlane University, 14th-23rd January 2010
Ugo Vallauri, Jorrit Mulder and Tim Unwin joined with colleagues from the University of Eastern Finland (Finland), University of Education, Winneba (Ghana), Tumaini University (Tanzania), Maseno University (Kenya), the Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Senegal) and Eduardo Mondlane University at the workshop held in Maputo from 14th - 20th January 2010 as part of their Edulink funded ICT4D Consortium of African and European higher education institutions. They then all participated in the Technology for Innovation and Education in Developing Countries also held at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo from 21st-23rd January. Tim gave a keynote entitled "On the richness of Africa: implications for e-learning', and Ugo and Jorrit presented a paper entitled "An introduction to the ICT4D Consortium's Virtual Environment".

Maputo Workshop

IPID 4th Postgraduate Symposium held at Royal Holloway, University of London, 11th-12th September 2009
The Collective hosted the 4th IPID Postgraduate Symposium at Royal Holloway, University of London from 11th to 12th September. The symposium attracted around 60 participants, and the two keynote speakers were Matti Tedre and Ken Banks (video recordings of presentations).

IPID 2009
Workshop at Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, 31st May - 1st June 2009
Members of the Collective were hosted by the Computer Science Department at UCAD for: a celebration of the research achievements of the DelPHE funded ICT4D Partnership for African Higher Education Institutions; development of closer collaborative links across our Edulink funded partnership of European and African HEIs working in ICT4D; training in use of our elgg environment; and discussion of future research collaboration.

Workshop at UCAD
The Collective at e-Learning Africa, 27th-29th May 2009.
Members of the Collective played an active role in e-Learning Africa (video): David Hollow and John Traxler convened a workshop on effective evaluation; Tim Unwin, Geraldine de Bastion, Ugo Vallauri and Clint Rogers convened a workshop on story-telling; Ugo Vallauri presented a paper on low cost computers in Africa; and Tim Unwin gave a keynote in the opening plenary entitled 'On the richness of Africa: implications for e-Learning'

e-Learning Africa, 2009
Workshops on ICT4D and teacher training at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane and the Universidade Pedagógica, Maputo, Mozambique, 14th-18th May 2009.
Colleagues from the UK, Finland, Kenya and Ghana were hosted by the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane from 14th-18th May 2009, and undertook the following activities: two-day workshop on ICTs and teacher training; practical training in the Edulink funded elgg environment; planning for events at e-Learning Africa; monitoring of progress and activities to date; and identification of future research priorities

At Maputo workshop, 2009
Seminar on OLPC implementation in Ethiopia by Tom Postmes and Nina Hansen, 11th May 2009
Tom Postmes and Nina Hansen from the Engineering and Capacity Building Program at the University of Gröningen in the Netherland visited the Collective on 11th May and presented a seminar entitled "Does technology drive social change? Psychological, social and cultural effects of olpc among Ethiopian children" (other authors were Annemarie Bos and Annika Tovote"
The Collective @ Africa Gathering, London, 25th April 2009
Members of the Collective were actively involved in the lively Africa Gathering convened at Birkbeck College in London by Ed Scotcher and Mark Simpkins on 25th April. The Collective was an official supporter of the event, Tim Unwin gave an opening address, and David Hollow presented a paper on the $100 laptop in Ethiopia. Other members of the Collective participated in the discussions and seminars.

Africa Gathering
ICT2009 Doha, 17th-19th April 2009
The Collective played an active role in ICTD2009 in Doha, 17th-19th April 2009:Dorothea Kleine (Honourable Mention) and David Hollow were among the 19 selected paper presenters; Uduak Okon was selected to give one of 27 poster presentations; David Hollow was joint convenor of the workshop on 'What makes good ICTD research'; Dorothea Kleine gave a demo on 'Understanding the Provenance of Ethically Produced Goods'; Marije Geldof, Paolo Brunello and Ugo Vallauri presented position papers at the Young Researchers Workshop; and Tim Unwin was a.commentator on the papers contributed to the Young Researchers Workshop, and also served as one of the Senior Program Committee members for the Conference as a whole. The Collective was one of two groups invited to make presentations in support of their bids to host the next ICTD conference.

Collective @ICTD2009, Doha
Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research, 25th-26th March 2009
Members of the Collective participated in the Euro-Africa Coperation Forum on ICT Research, held at the Eurpean Commission in Brussels, 25-26 March 2009. Tim Unwin was a panel presenter in the session on ‘Socio-economic goals and applications’, and he also served as Session Co-Chair for the‘Africa-EU cooperation on ICT – from research to development’, and ‘Public private partnerships – experiences and lessons learned’ sessions.
Banner EU ICT
Launch of the National Telecommunications Commission, Sierra Leone, programme on Multipurpose Telecentres for Deprived Areas, 19th March 2009
Tim Unwin gave the keynote presentation entitled 'Crafting effective partnerships in ICT4D: towards a framework of good practice’ at the launch of the National Telecommunications Commission, Sierra Leone, programme on Multipurpose Telecentres for Deprived Areas, in the presence of the Vice President and Minister of ICT, Freetown, 19th March 2009
NATCOM Commissioners
Science Open Day, Royal Holloway, University of London, 28th February 2009
The Collective played an active role in the Royal Holloway, University of London, Science Open Day held on 28th February 2009, with particular prominence given to Dorothea Kleine's research associated with the EPSRC funded Fair Tracing project.

Science Open Day 2009
Launch of DFID's Facilitating Access to financial Services through Technology programme at Chatham House, 12th February 2009
Tim Unwin chaired and moderated a meeting at Chatham House on "Do you need a bank to be 'banked'" on 12th February, at which DFID's FAST programme was launched. The speakers were: Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, Secretary of State for International Development; Robert Annibale, Global Head of Microfinance, Citigroup; Nick Hughes, Global Head, International Mobile Payment Solutions, Vodafone; Alexia Latortue, Senior Microfinance Specialist, CGAP; Alastair Lukies, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Monitise plc; Brian Pomeroy, Chair of the Financial Inclusion Taskforce.

Chatham House launch of FAST
Professor Dan Wagner's visit and seminar, 8th-10th February 2009
Dan Wagner, Director of the National Centre on Adult Literacy/International Literacy Institute at the University of Pennsylvania visited the Collective from 8th-10th February, during which time he presented a seminar on "ICTs for the poorest of the poor: linking literacy and technology in India and South Africa", and also participated in a postgraduate peer supervisory meeting.
Workshop at Tumainai University's Iringa Campus, 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. This provided an excellent opportunity to cement the partnership, design a digital networking environment, and prepare frameworks for shared content development. Tim Unwin, Niels Peter Nielsen and Jorrit Mulder from Royal Holloway, University of London participated.

Iringa workshop
Online Educa in Berlin, 3-5 December 2008
Members of the Collective paricipated extensively in Online Educa. Together with our partner GTZ, we convened a pre-conference workshop on the benefits of OER for capacity development in Africa, with presentations by Philipp Schmidt, Leonard Mware Oloo and Jorrit Mulder, and workshop discussions led by Günther Osswald, Philip Schmidt, Fred de Vries and Frank Banks (workshop conclusions). Tim Unwin also moderated and chaired sessions on technology supported learning in the UN system convened by UNEP.
OEB OER workshop
Workshop with GTZ at OEB
Community and Communication workshop, 15 November 2008
The Collective hosted a workshop on "Community and Communication" at Royal Holloway, University of London, convened by Niels Peter Nielsen, Ugo Vallauri and Uduak Okon. Speakers included Shirin Madon (LSE), Marek Tuszynski (Tactical Tech), Josh Underwood (London Knowledge Lab), Richard Duncombe (IDPM, University of Manchester), Uduak Okon (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Avril McIntyre (LifeLine)
Workshop photo
Community and Communication workshop
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya UNESCO Chair in e-Learning 5th International Seminar: fighting the digital divide through education
Tim Unwin gave a keynote address on "ICT4D: partnerships and post-constructivist education in development practice" at the UOC's 5th International seminar held in Barcelona from 12-14 November 2008.
UOC conference logo
Chatham House conference on Technology: a Platform for Development, 30-31 October 2008
Alasdair Unwin, Ken Banks and Tim Unwin all participated in the conference convened by Chatham House on Technology: a Platform for Development on 30-31 October 2008, with the latter two both presenting papers.
Chatham House logo
EPSRC Workshop on Ethical Consumption, Traceability and ICT, 23 October 2008
Dorothea Kleine convened a workshop on ethical consumption, traceability and ICT at Royal Holloway, University of London on 23 October, in association with the EPSRC funded programme on Fair Tracing of which she is Project Manager. Speakers included Tim Wilson (Historicfutures), Wesa Aapro (Consumergadget), Annesley Newholm (Easyethical), Rob Harrison (Ethiscore), Juha Kaario (Nokia Green Team) and Anne Light, Macarena Vivent, Helen LeVoi and Dorothea Kleine (Fair Tracing).
workshop image
EPSRC workshop
TIER Workshop, University of California Berkeley, 17-18 October 2008
Tim Unwin gave the opening keynote address on “ICT4D – reflections on an unfinished journey…”, at the TIER (Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions) 2008 workshop held at the University of California, Berkeley, 17-18 October 2008. The workshop goals were: 1. To inform people on TIER’s projects and achievements, as well upcoming research and plans; 2. To tell the UC Berkeley and wider communities about cutting edge research for developing regions, telling them both what we have learned, and what questions are being asked, to start thinking in new ways about how to approach technologic solutions for poverty relief; and 3. To invite wider collaboration within the UC Berkeley community, and with outside organizations and other academic communities around technology for developing regions
TIER workshop photo
TIER group at Berkeley
IPID ICT4D PG Symposium, Joensuu and Mekrijärvi, Finland, 7- 9 September 2008
David Hollow, Niels Peter Nielsen, Uduak Okon and Ugo Vallauri presented papers at the 3rd IPID symposium held in Finland. Tim Unwin gave the opening keynote address, and Paolo Brunello, Andrea Burris, Marije Geldof and Fernanda Scur also participated.
IPID group photo
IPID gathering at Mekrijärvi
Meeting in Offices of Estrategia Digital, Chile, September 2008
On September 4, Dorothea Kleine met with the Head of the Chilean National ICT Strategy, Estrategia Digital, Patricio Gutierrez Gonzalez at their office in Santiago. Dorothea presented research findings and they discussed the future of the Estrategia Digital - which currently runs until 2012
Technology for Innovation and Education in Developing Countries, Kampala, Uganda, 31 July - 2 August 2008
Tim Unwin gave the opening keynote address on “Challenges and Opportunities in the use of ICTs for education in developing countries” at the Technology for Innovation and Education in Developing Countries” 5th International Workshop, held in Kampala, Uganda, 31 July – 2 August 2008.

TEDC conference, Jinja
e-Learning Africa 2008, 28-30 May 2008, Accra
16 members and associate members of the ICT4D Collective participated in the 3rd e-Learning Africa conference held in Accra. Highlights of the Collective's involvement included a workshop on effective evaluation of ICT for Education in Africa (led by David Hollow), a workshop on crafting multi-stakeholder partnerships for education (led by Tim Unwin), papers by Ugo Vallauri, Uduak Okon and Tim Unwin, and a plenary discussion on what is slowing down ICT-supported learning in Africa chaired by Tim Unwin

Workshop at e-Learning Africa
DelPHE partnership meeting at Winneba, 24-27 May 2008
Our DelPHE funded partnership for ICT4D in African Higher Education Institutions was hosted by the University of Education, Winneba, from 24-27 May 2008, during which time a symposium and workshops were held, focusing especially on the theme of delivering effective ICT4D initiatives in Africa, and on the development of shared learning resources.

Winneba Symposium
IPID meeting on Academia meets Practice at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris, 24-25 April 2008
Tim Unwin and Salma Abbasi participated in the International Network for PG Students in ICT4D's two day workshop on 'Academia Meets Practice' held at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris. Members of UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector as well as from its Education Sector gave presentations about their work, and Tim Unwn gave a keynote address on 'An academic in the realms of ICT4D practice'
IPID Paris meeting, April 2008
IPID Paris meeting
Science Open Day, Royal Holloway, University of London, 1st March 2008
Dorothea Kleine and Maria-Jose Montero hosted an all day interactive Fair Tracing 'event' during the Royal Holloway Science Open Day on 1st March 2008. This provided an opportuniy for participants (aged 8 month to 80 years) to learn more about the project, and to provide feedback about the images and videos being used to provide information about the Indian coffee growers and Chilean wine makers with whom they are working.

Science Open Day, 2008
4th Meeting of the EuroAfrica-ICT Group, 31 January 2008
Tim Unwin and Boubakar Barry from the ICT4D Collective attended the 4th meeting of the EuroAfrica-ICT Group in Brussels on 31 January 2008, where Boubakar presented a paper on the Research and Education Networking Unit at the Association of African Universities

EuroAfrica-ICT meeting
ICT4D Partnerships for African Higher Education Institutions, visit, 2-9 December 2007
Nine colleagues from Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique visited from 2nd to 9th December to participate in DelPHE funded activities, including workshops at the London Knowledge Lab, the Centre for Developing Areas Research, the Centre for Distance Education, a dinner hosted by the eWorldwide Group, and a workshop on mobile technologies hosted by the Collective.

Mobile Workshop
Online Educa Berlin, 28-30 November 2007
Andrea Burris, David Hollow, Fernanda Scur and Tim Unwin all participated in Online Educa, where the Collective was involved in hosting a session on 'Promoting Inclusivity through Online Learning', chairing a session on 'Emerging Markers in e-Learning' on behalf of the Global Distance Learning Network (GDLN), and hosting a discussion session on ICT4D.

At Online Educa Berlin 2007
ICT 4 All Forum - Tunis + 2, 20-21 November 2007
Tim Unwin chaired the Panel on Business Models for ICT Partnerships, and Salma Abbasi was a panellist in the session on investment opportunities and best practices through PPPs, at the ICT 4 All Forum held in Hammamet, Tunisia, from 20-21 November 2007on the overall theme of Public-Private Partnerships in ICTs.
ICT4All logo
APC's Equitable Access conference in Rio de Janeiro
Ugo Vallauri gave a presentation on energy and ICT at the Association for Progressive Communication's conference on Equitable Access in Rio de Janeiro on 10 November 2007.
Visit to UNESCO Chair in Women, Science and Technology in Buenos Aires
Dorothea Kleine met the team of the UNESCO Chair in Women, Science and Technology at the Argentinian office of the FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales) in Buenos Aires on 2nd November 2007 to discuss future research collaboration. The team there conduct research and offer policy advice in the field of gender and ICT across Latin America. They also teach a popular Virtual Master's Program on Gender, Society and Policies.

Dorothea Kleine, Anabella Benedetti and Mónica Rosenfeld at the FLACSO office
Lifeline Network: Drivers for Change
Tim Unwin was a panellist in Lifeline Network's Drivers for Change event held at Portcullis House in the UK on 1st November 2007, hosted by Meg Hillier, Parliamentary Undersecretary for the Home Office, and at which Baroness Scotland, the Attorney General gave the keynote address
UNESCO Centre and Chair in ICT4D
UNESCO and Royal Holloway, University of London, have signed an agreement to create a UNESCO Chair in ICT4D with Tim Unwin being appointed as the first Chairholder.
Global Forum on Youth and ICT4D, 24-26 September 2007
Tim Unwin was a p
anelist at the UNESCO Round Table on “ICT for Inclusion: Waste or Necessity” held during the UN Global Forum on Youth and ICT for Development in Geneva on 24-26 September 2007
IPID Symposium, 30th-31st August 2007
Andrea Burris, David Hollow, Marije Geldof, Salma Abbasi and Uduak Okon presented papers at the 2nd International Symposium for Postgraduate Students in ICT4D held at Karlstad University in Sweden on 30-31 August 2007.

IPID symposium in Karlstad
eLearning Africa, 28th-30th May 2007
Collective played an active role in the 2nd eLearning Africa conference held in Nairobi from 28-30 May 2007 with members running two workshops and chairing one plenary session. It also provided an opportunity for members of our DelPHE funded partnership of African Higher Education Institutions undertaking research and teaching on ICT4D to meet in pre- and post-conference workshops in Nairobi and at Maseno University in Kisumu.

Workshop at Maseno University, Kisumu
GTZ visit to the Collective, 23rd April 2007
Beatte Dippmar from GTZ visited the ICT4D Collective on 23rd April to discuss the potential for future collaboration and the sharing of expertise. The eLearning team from GTZ will be presenting their recent work on monitoring and evaluation of ICT4E as part of the Collective's workshop at eLearning Africa (Nairobi, 28th May) being convened by David Hollow.
ICT4D students visit UNESCO, 1st-3rd April 2007
Final year undergraduates doing the ICT4D course gave presentations in the Information Society Division of UNESCO on 2nd April, and also attended the reception hosted by UNESCO's Director General and the Minister of Education of Malaysia to launch the exhibition on 50 years of Malaysia's Education Accomplishments.

ICT4D students at UNESCO
UNESCO: "60 minutes to convince"
Tim Unwin was a member of the panel discussing the value of multi-stakeholder partnerships for education in a "60 minutes to convince" meeting held at UNESCO on 6th February 2007

60 minutes to convince panel
DelPHE Partnership: ICT4D Network for African HEIs inaugural workshop
David Hollow represented the ICT4D Collective at the inaugural DelPHE workshop, held in Winneba, Ghana (5-9th Feb). The gathering initiated the development of a network of excellence for ICT4D in African HEIs - the partner universities are the University of Education Winneba (Ghana), Eduardo Mondlane Univeristy (Mozambique), Maseno University (Kenya) and Royal Holloway, University of London (UK).

Winneba meeting of ICT4D Network
Online Educa Berlin, 2006
Tim Unwin chaired the Opening Plenary Session at Online Educa Berlin (29th November-1st December 2006), as well as two other sessions on the "MDGs and ICT4D" and "Partnerships in ICT4D initiatives in education"
Sugata Mitra give first Cisco-ICT4D Collective lecture on 23rd November 2006
Sugata Mitra gave the first Cisco-ICT4D Collective lecture on "Outdoctrination: Self Organising Systems and the challenge of 'no child left behind'" on 23rd November in the Main Lecture Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. Video (VoD) of the lecture now available.

Sugata Mitra giving the first Cisco-ICT4D Collective lecture
ICT4D Seminar at the London Knowledge Lab
Together with the University of London's Centre for Distance Education, the Collective convened a seminar on ICT4D at the London Knowledge Lab on 10th October 2006. This brought together academics as well as participants from Civil Society (AHEAD [4 Mb presentation], Computer Aid [311 Kb presentation] and AidWorld ) and the private sector (Microsoft Research)
ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium
The Collective hosted its first ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium on 14th and 15th September 2006 at Royal Holloway, University of London. This was attended by 35 participants drawn from 13 countries, and was designed to provide an informal environment in which postgraduates working in the field of ICT4D could present and discuss aspects of their research. Copies of the papers presented are available here

Participants at the Collective's first Postgraduate Symposium
2nd National ICTs in Basic Education Congresss, The Philippines
Tim Unwin was an invited guest at this Congress held in Cebu on 6th and 7th September, where he presented both a plenary paper entitled 'Sustainabililty and Strategic Partnerships in ICT4E' and a parallel session paper on 'ICTs and Teacher Training: Case Studies from Across the World'. He also participated in discussions relating to the eSkwela programme for using ICTs in support of out of school youth.
Photo of keynote speakers
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Guest of Honour at the 2nd National ICTs in Basic Education Congress in Cebu
Royal Institution and EPSRC event on Bridging the Global Digital Divide
Tim Unwin spoke on challenges facing those wishing to bridge the global digital divide at an evening of lectures and discussion convened by the Royal Institution and EPSRC at W5@Odyssey in Belfast on 5th July 2006
ICT4D Collective's participation in the inaugural eLearning Africa Conference, Addis Ababa, 24-26th May 2006
The Collective was an associated partner of the eLearning Africa conference held in Addis Ababa from 24th to 26th May. Muluken Fantaye was a conference assistant, and Tim Unwin chaired the final plenary session.
Tim Unwin in Addis Ababa
video-link from Addis Ababa by Inge de Waard
ICT4D Students visit UNESCO's Information Society Division, 9th-11th April 2006
Undergraduates studying the ICT4D course participated in a workshop at the Paris offices of UNESCO's Information Society Division on 10th April, during which they gave presentations on aspects of the use of ICT for development. They were welcomed by UNESCO's Assistant Director General, Abdul Waheed Khan, and the Director of the Information Society Division, Liz Longworth. Other staff at UNESCO participated in the discussions, and some of the Collective's postgraduate students also gave research presentations on 11th April.
Student presentations
ICT4D student presentations at UNESCO's offices in Paris
Workshop on North-South ICT partnerships at Wilton Park conference, March 2006
Tim Unwin led a workshop on North-South ICT partnerships at the Wilton Park and British Council conference on "Higher Education for Development: Challenges, Strategies and Policies" 27th-31st March 2006.

Wilton Park workshop, March 2006
Chief Executive of the Disablement Association of Zimbabwe and Chief Executive Officer of LifeLine visit the Collective
Edmore Hute (Chief Executive of the Disablement Association of Zimbabwe) and Avril McIntyre (Chief Executive Officer of Lifeline), accompanied by John Singleton (LifeLine), visited the Collective on 1st March 2006 to discuss ways of using ICTs to support African people with disabilities, focusing particularly on the 1,300,000 people in Zimbabwe registered as having disabilities.
Visit of Professor Salukvadze from Tbilisi State Univeristy, 26th February - 7th March 2006
Joseph Salukvadze, Head of Human Geography at Tbilisi State University, visited the Collective from 26th February to 7th March to explore research collaboration and teaching practices in UK universities, funded by The British Academy. One of the core focuses of the visit was to develop closer collaboration with the Collective in the field of Geographical Information Science.
e-Learning for Out of School Youth in the Philippines, 15th-27th January 2006
Tim Unwin presented workshops on ICT for Teacher Training and on Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT for Education initiatives at the National Computer Centre in Manila on 19th and 24th January 2006. Together with colleagues from the Commission on ICT, he also held focus groups in three different parts of the Philippines as part of the preparatory work for the Commission's eSkwela programme to support out of school youth through
Focus group with out of school youth
Focus group with out of school youth in San Jose del Monte, the Philippines
English Language Teaching initiatives
Eric Baber was a keynote speaker at the British Council/DOS Teacher Training Solutions ELT e-learning conference in Warsaw and Gdansk, Poland, in December 2005. He was a speaker at the British Council Manchester seminar on ICT and ELT in February 2006 and was also a plenary speaker at the annual ELT conference of the Language Centre in the Sultan Qaboos University of Oman in April 2006.
The ICT4D Collective at WSIS/SMSI, 15th-18th November 2005
Members of the ICT4D Collective played active roles in parallel sessions and events held during the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis: Michelle Selinger (moderator) and Tim Unwin (rapporteur) contributed to the Cisco session on ‘e-education and e-government’; Tim Unwin was a speaker at the International Literacy Institute, infoDev and EARTF session on ‘pro-poor issues on ICT for education’; Salma Abbasi was a speaker at the IDRC/SIDA/SDC session on ‘ICT in the hands of women; and Dorothea Kleine spoke on Chilean microenterprises and public ICT policy in a session on the 'role of ICT in economic growth and socio-economic development'. Several publications by members of the Collective were launched during the Summit, and Dorothea Kleine also co-organised the ITID joint session with Harvard Law School at which MIT Press's Open Access Model for journals was launched.
SMSI poster
SPIDER and KTH short course on ICT for Development, Stockholm, October 2005
Tim Unwin gave a keynote lecture entitled 'Can ICTs really make a difference for development?' on 28th October at the start of the short course on ICT for Development organised by SPIDER (the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions) and KTH in Kista, Stockholm.
Wilton Park Conference, October 2005: Becoming an Information Society
The ICT4D Collective collaborated with Wilton Park, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Global Knowledge Partnership and SPIDER to convene a conference on "Becoming an Information Society: the Role of New Information Technologies in Development" at Wilton Park from 17th-20th October 2005. Speakers included Lídia Brito, Rinalia Abdul Rahim, Myles Wickstead, Subbiah Arunachalam, Chris Parker and Tim Unwin.

Image of Wilton Park conference
Wilton Park conference, October 2005

ICT4D session at RGS-IBG conference, 31st August 2005
The Collective convened a session on "Spaces and flows of technological transformation: a 'development' perspective" at the annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers) held in London on 31st August. Speakers included Eric Neumayer, Richard Perkins, Andreas Stamm, Peter Rave, Diego Navarra, Dorothea Kleine, Claudia Mueller, Louise Clark and Linda Johansson.
EU-China Gansu Basic Education Project Conference, Lanzhou, 22nd-24th August 2005
Tim Unwin presented a keynote address on "ICT for Teacher Training: the Role of Partnerships" at the EU-China Basic Education Project International Conference held in Lanzhou.
Field visit to Chaimeng
Field visit to ICT enhanced teacher learning centre in Chaimeng, near Huining, Gansu, August 2005
UNESCO and Club of Rome World Conference on ICT for Capacity Building, 11th-13th May 2005
Tim Unwin served as Moderator for the interactive session of the UNESCO and Club of Rome World Conference on ICT for Capacity Building held in Paris in May 2005, bringing together audiences in France, Egypt, Jordan and Kuwait. This formed one of UNESCO's thematic meetings in preparation for the second meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society to be held in Tunis in November 2005.
ICT for Capacity-Building: Critical Success Factors 
Royal Holloway, University of London, Science Open Day, 19th March 2005
The ICT4D Collective had an interactive display featuring the work of Cisco, HP, DFID, DfES, UNESCO and the British Council in the Queen's Building all day on the 19th March. Tim Unwin also gave a public lecture entitled Using Information and Communications Technologies Appropriately in the Developing World in the Queen's Lecture Theatre at 1.50 pm.
Commonwealth Secretariat workshop, 13th December 2004
Tim Unwin participated in the Commonwealth Secretariat's workshop on "Using Open and Distance Learning to Overcome Barriers" held at Marlborough House on 13th December, during which he gave a presentation entitled “The contribution of ‘new technologies’ to the MDGs: education and health”.
Online Educa: shared session with InWEnt, 2nd December 2004
Tim Unwin and Jan Grabowski from InWEnt convened a session on 2nd December at Online Educa in Berlin on "E-Learning and the Digital Gap: are we selling placebos?"
Rough Guide to a Better World launched, 15th November 2004
The Rough Guide to a Better World, a joint initiative between the U.K.'s Department for International Development and Rough Guides was launched on 15th November. Free copies are available from all UK Post Offices from 29th November 2004, and online by clicking here. Tim Unwin's photograph of Ethiopian children is used for the front cover and features on the guide's publicity materials.
Launch of Rough Guide
Launch of the Rough Guide to a Better World
Joint Seminar with InWEnt, 4th-5th November 2004
The ICT4D collective was invited to help the German international capacity buiding organisation InWEnt to deliver its fourth e-Learning seminar in Bonn from 4th-5th November 2004. Tim Unwin, Dorothea Kleine, Barbara Hatzimichail, Michelle Selinger and Marije Geldof all participated in various ways during the seminar, full details of which are available through the Global Campus 21 portal here. The seminar's aim was to stimulate and strengthen discussion and exchange on the subject of e-learning in development policy between international organisations and researchers in the development sector. Participants attended from all over the world and from places as diverse as Bangladesh, Brazil, the Philippines, South Africa and Uganda, as well as European countries including Germany, the Netherlands, France, and the UK. Elizabeth Longworth, Director of UNESCO's Information Society Division, gave the keynote dinner lecture on 4th November. Full documentation on the results of the workshop is available here.
Panel session at InWEnt seminar
Panel session at InWEnt and ICT4D's e-learning seminar, 4th-5th November 2004
Chief Executive of SchoolNet Uganda vists ICT4D Collective at Royal Holloway, University of London
Daniel Kakinda, Chief Executive of SchoolNet Uganda visited the ICT4D collective from 6th-9th November 2004. He presented a seminar in the Centre for Developing Areas Research on 8th November, and then gave an introductory lecture on the work of SchoolNet Uganda for students studying the ICT4D course in the Geography Department on 9th November.
Dr. Michelle Selinger from Cisco Systems is appointed Honorary Research Associate, November 2004
Dr. Michelle Selinger (Education Strategy Manager, Corporate Responsibility EMEA, Cisco Systems) has been appointed an Honorary Research Associate at Royal Holloway, Univeristy of London. Her appointment represents the ICT4D collective's commitment to working with partners to deliver innovative research activities, and to implement these through practical action.

Last updated 27th June 2011

ICT4D - the sustainable use of ICTs to enable poor people and marginalised communities to use the potential of ICT to transform their lives
Designed by PTHU