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Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium

14th-15th September 2006

The ICT4D Collective's first symposium for postgraduate students took place at Royal Holloway, University of London on 14th and 15th September 2006. This was open to all Master's, MPhil and PhD students, and was designed above all to provide an informal environment in which postgraduates could share their research findings and ideas.

Core purposes
The symposium had three main aims:

  • To encourage the sharing of research ideas and practices among postgraduate students working in the field of ICT4D
  • To provide an opportunity for postgraduates at all stages in their careers to present their findings in a supportive atmosphere
  • To enable postgraduate students at an early stage in their career to gain advice and suggestions from those with greater research experience

Group discussion Photo of delegates Evening BBQ

Papers presented
To download the papers presented at the symposium, click on the relevant links below (listed in alphabetical surname order of presenters):

  • Salma Abbasi (Royal Holloway, University of London) – Practical ways to deploy and sustain ICT to enable development and gender empowerment [.pdf 2 Mb]
  • Sian Aggett (Royal Holloway, University of London) – Participatory film making in Honduras [.pdf 552 Kb]
  • Annika Andersson (Business, Statistics and Informatics, Örebro) – What’s so special about e-learning in developing countries? [.pdf 312 Kb]
  • Andrew Babson (University of Michigan) – Literacy through multimedia in rural, multilingual communities: Bridges to the Future Initiative, South Africa [.pdf 672 Kb]
  • Elfneh Bariso (AHEAD/IOE) – The digital dividend in an Ethiopian context: Ahead's community college plan [.pdf 4.9 Mb]
  • Marcus Duveskog (University of Joensuu) – Cultural Encounters in Teacher Training Programmes in Tanzania [.pdf, 1.5 Mb]
  • Julie Ferguson (Hivos/ Royal Holloway, University of London) – Analyzing the development effect of knowledge sharing strategies - an introduction [.pdf 4Kb]
  • David Crespo Garcia (Royal Holloway, University of London) – mHealth in rural areas: some challenges [.pdf 2.4 Mb]
  • Marije Geldof (Royal Holloway, University of London) – The role of iCT in empowering people with low-literacy levels in Africa [.pdf 572 Kb]
  • David Hollow (Royal Holloway, University of London) – The contribution of Lifeline radio in providing primary education in Zambia [.pdf 752 Kb]
  • Adesina Iluyemi (Queen Mary, University of London) – Handheld computers as an empowerment tool for a community healthworker in developing countries [.pdf 88 Kb]
  • Evans Mupela (Walter Sisulu University/UNU-MERIT, Maastricht) – Economics of satellite technologies: fuelling the fifth long wave for African development [.pdf 1.3 Mb]
  • Hari Krishna Neupane (London Metropolitan University) Youth & ICT Entrepreneurship: a highly prospective and demanding factor for Socio-economic changes in developing countries - Case Studies from Nepal [.pdf 156 Kb]
  • Nikos Nikolidakis (Freie Universität Berlin) – Success factors in ICT4D projects: comparative case studies from South Africa [.pdf 96 Kb]
  • Ismael Peña-López (Open University of Catalonia) – The e-readiness layers: thresholds and relationships [.pdf 128 Kb]
  • Ismael Peña-López (Open University of Catalonia) – An introduction to ICTlogy [.pdf 948 Kb]
  • Peter Rawsthorne (Memorial University of Newfoundland) – The role of the critical technologist within ICT4D [.pdf 1.5 Mb, Text 108 Kb]
  • Isabella Rega (University of Lugano) – Social meanings of telecentres: a South African case study [.pdf 556 Kb]
  • Kutoma Jacqueline Wakunuma (Coventry University) - How much impact are ICTs really having on development in developing countries: a gendered Zambian case study [.pdf 164 Kb]
  • Gudrun Wicander (Karlstad University) - PID: What, How and Why? [.pdf 164 Kb]
  • Auchariya Yongphrayoon (Royal Holloway, University of London) - Geographical Information Systems for mass valuation in Thailand [.pdf 1.5 Mb]
  • Marco Zennaro (Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, and KTH, Sweden) – ICT4SD: ICT for Scientific Development [.pdf 12.8 Mb]
  • Ziad El-Khatib (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm) -Towards a model for preventing antiretroviral drug resistance among patients on HIV treatment in South Africa [title slide only .pdf 16 Kb]