ICT4D Seminar Series
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This seminar series gathers leading scholars and practitioners to reflect on the influence of new communication technologies on development processes.
10 Mar 2015
Speaker: Michael R. Corey
This talk will start by discussing the benefits and limitations of publicly available information for internet penetration in Tanzania.
3 Mar 2015
Speaker: Padraig Carmody
Over the past decade there has been a phenomenal growth in mobile phone and internet usage in Africa which has attracted substantial media and academic interest.
24 Feb 2015
Speaker: Vivek Srinivasan
India’s right to information movement demonstrated the potential to combat corruption through social audits – an exercise to share and verify public records with people.
10 Feb 2015
Speaker: Amy O'Donnell
How can NGOs like Oxfam come together with academics and practitioners alike to tackle emerging privacy and security challenges when it comes to effective management of data?
3 Feb 2015
Speaker: Jenny Chan
An in-depth study of the most powerful electronics contractor and the lives of its 1.4 million workers.
29 Jan 2015
Speaker: Alloysius Attah
This talk will discuss some of Farmerline's success factors, including its locally adapted technological solutions and strong local outreach.
27 Jan 2015
Speaker: Mariam Memarsadeghi
Since Tavaana's launch in 2010, the e-learning institute has safely educated thousands of Iranians about democracy and human rights.
24 Jun 2014
Speaker: Mr Diego Molano
In the last four years Colombia has experienced a digital revolution derived from an ambitious public policy plan called “Vive Digital”, which aims at reducing poverty, inequality and unemployment.
7 May 2014
Speaker: Indra de Lanerolle
Internet use is Africa is growing quickly but is the network Africans are using an Internet we would recognise?
11 Mar 2014
Speaker: Professor Tim Unwin
This seminar will draw particularly on some of Professor Unwin's current work at the CTO, where his own personal contributions focus especially on the use of ICTs by people with disabilities.
4 Mar 2014
Speaker: Dr Dorothea Kleine
Dorothea Kleine will present key ideas from her latest book, 'Technologies of Choice? ICTs, development, and the capabilities approach' and consider the implications for policy and future research.
25 Feb 2014
Speaker: Nicki Bailey
This seminar will investigate how different technologies were used by CDAC Network Members in the immediate response to Typhoon Haiyan, focusing particularly on how needs assessment data was collected, shared and acted upon.
18 Feb 2014
Speaker: David Souter
This event is part of the ICT4D Seminar Series.
11 Feb 2014
Speaker: Dr Dan McQuillan
This event is part of the ICT4D Seminar Series.
3 Feb 2014
Speaker: Gregory Asmolov
The presentation suggests applying the notion of activity systems and zones of proximal development, as conceptualized in Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), to the field of ICT4D.
28 Jan 2014
Speaker: Professor Richard Heeks
This talk explores new post-2015 development agenda and its implications for ICT4D (information and communication technologies for development) research priorities.
27 Feb 2013
Speaker: Dr Mark Thompson
In this talk, Dr Thompson will attempt to address some of the opportunities and contradictions presented and consider some emerging ways in which ICT4D researchers may contribute to the field.
20 Feb 2013
Speaker: Dr Don Slater
Drawing on case study material, this talk focuses on ways in which definitions of 'media' and other technical objects act to promote or prevent 'connection'.
13 Feb 2013
Speaker: Dr Mirca Madianou
In this talk, Dr Madianou will assess the optimism surrounding the opportunities that social media offer for humanitarian action.
6 Feb 2013
Speaker: Mr Abdirashid Duale
This seminar will explore technology and regulation in the Somali territories of the Horn of Africa.
30 Jan 2013
Speaker: Professor Robin Mansell
This talk will discuss dominant approaches by intergovernmental agencies to information society policy and the prospects for introducing critical perspectives that acknowledge the power relations which inform information society strategies and actions.
About the Series
This seminar series gathers leading scholars and practitioners to reflect on the influence of new communication technologies on development processes. The seminars will focus on the dramatic changes in citizens' ability to coordinate and mobilize for political action, on global migration and its relation to digital media, and on how international and national actors are seeking to shape the applications of technology and communication. The series provides a focus point for academics and non-academics in Oxford who are interested in the challenges and opportunities of employing new communication technologies in development contexts.
The series is organized by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP), the Department of International Development (ODID) and the Technology & Management for Development Centre (TMD) at the University of Oxford, and co-convened by Dr Iginio Gagliardone and Dr Mark Graham.
These seminars will take place on Tuesday evenings from 4:30pm-6pm at the Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JS.