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The Collective

The ICT4D Collective was initiated in 2004 and is a group of people committed to undertaking the highest possible quality of research in the field of ICT4D, and making the results of this available freely to the global community. We do this primarily in the interests of poor people and marginalised communities, wherever they may be found. Membership of the Collective implies adherence to its basic principles of membership and partnership. In 2007, the Collective was awarded the Status of a UNESCO Chair in ICT4D.

As well as research, the Collective undertakes teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and contributes to the delivery of focused short courses on all aspects of ICT4D. Members of the Collective also provide consultancy services in the field of ICT4D.

Based at Royal Holloway, University of London, the Collective draws on the expertise of staff, postgraduates and undergraduates in the academic Departments and Schools of Geography, Computer Science, Management, Mathematics (Information Security Group) and the New Political Communication Unit in Politics and International Relations, as well as in the Information Services Department and the Educational Development Centre.

We welcome collaborative work with colleagues across the world who share our core objectives, and wish to establish partnerships with us to deliver practical ICT4D activities that will empower poor people.

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Collective staff at Royal Holloway, University of London
Visiting Staff at Royal Holloway, University of London
Post-Doc Affiliates of the Collective
Associate Members of the Collective
PhD students at Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Andrea Burris (Geography) Neoliberal Discourses of Creativity and the Dvision of Labour between “East” and “West” in ICT production
  • Caitlin Bentley (Geography) - ICTs and Knowledge Sharing for Development
  • Endrit Kromidha (Management) - e-Government, marketing and power
  • Fernanda Scur (Geography) - Systems approaches to ICT in Brazil
  • Man Xu (Geography) - Disparities resulting from the "Great Leap Forward": implications of imbalanced regional economic development in China
  • Márton Kocsev (Geography) e-Capacity Development
  • Paolo Brunello (Geography) - ICT for education in Burundi
  • Saeid Sadeghi (Geography) - Mobile technologies and ethnic identity
  • Salma Abbasi (Geography) - ICTs and gender empowerment in the Islamic world
  • Sammia Poveda (Geography) - Capability appraoches and digital inclusion in Latin America
  • Tony Roberts (Geography) - Critical agency in ICT4D
  • Ugo Vallauri (Geography) - ICT4D and grassroots rural community development
  • Visara Urovi (Computer Science) Co-ordinated infrastructures for agent oriented distributed workflow management
Master's students at Royal Holloway, University of London
Recently completed Master's dissertations
  • David Hollow (Geography) - Evaluating radio usage for education in Zambia (2005-6)
  • James Crawley (Geography) - ICTs and education in Zambia (2005-6)
  • Sian Aggett (Geography) - Film, gender and youth in Honduras (2005-6)
  • Niels Peter Nielsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) (2006-7) - Master's thesis on contemporary change in Georgian rural society
  • Godfred Bonnah Nkansah (Geography) ICTs and special education needs in Ghana (2009)
  • Bjorn Everts (Geography) Computer based learning for youth in India (2010)
Recently completed PhDs

Recently completed MPhils

  • David Crespo (MPhil 2011) – Mobile ‘phones and rural health workers in Peru: the potential of m-health in isolated rural areas of Peru (also published in book form by Lambert)
  • Auchariya Yongphrayoon (MPhil 2010) Hedonic price models and GIS for mass land valuation in Thailandh
Last updated 7th February 2013
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