Accepted Open Sessions

The schedule for accepted Open Sessions is now available. Here are the programme and venue details for the sessions scheduled on the 7th and 10th of December.

This is a preliminary list of Open Sessions at the conference. Detailed sessions schedules will follow shortly.

Session Name Contact Person Institution
The Impact of ICT4D Research on Policy and Practice: Lessons from International Development Roger Harris Roger Harris Associates & Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
SIRCA II Showcase A.P Arul Chi Nanyang Technological University; University of the Western Cape; Instituto de Estudios Peruanos
Open Session Fair Claudia Flores Saviaga Management Sciences for Health; Carnegie Mellon University
Data Science and Development: Scaling Human Behavior Studies into the Millions Vanessa Frias-Martinez Telefonica Research; University of Washington; IBM Research India
One laptop per child project revisited: The Kenyan case Christopher Chepken University of Nairobi, Kenya; kLab Rwanda; University of Leicester, Institute of Lifelong Learning, Nigeria; Google Africa; Unviersityof Ghana, Legon
Early lessons on the role of ICTS in post-conflict reconstruction Nicholas Friederici infoDev/Oxford Internet Institute; World Bank (ICT sector unit)
Don’t forget the “how”: Tech for youth engagement at public libraries in Africa Joel Turner TASCHA (UW); EIFL; IREX
Understanding and Researching ICT4D Project Champions Jacobus Renken Centre for Development Informatics, University of Manchester; Center for Community Networking Research, Monash University
Free and Open Source Software to Support Community Knowledge Mobilization: An Introduction to Rapid Prototyping and Evaluation Gordon Gow University of Alberta; University of Guelph; LIRNEasia; University of Wayamba
Book Launch: “Information Lives of the Poor” Ahmed Tareq Rashid IDRC; LIRNEasia; Research ICT Africa; DIRSI
A storybook for ICTD ethics Andrew Dearden Sheffeld Hallam Uni; University of Colorado; Google Kenya; University of Wolverhampton; eThekwini Municipality and University of KwaZulu-Natal; Rhodes University
Scaling mobile for development: the importance of partnerships to successful business models Tim Hatt GSMA Mobile for Development Intelligence
Digital Jobs in Africa: The opportunity or neglect? Kathleen Diga University of KwaZulu-Natal; University of Nairobi; University of Ghana
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Platforms in the Developing World Aditya Vashistha MSR India
Mobile Media and Development Melissa Densmore MSR India; OMPT; Digital Green; UW
Appropriating ICTs for Developing Critical Consciousness and Structural Social Change Sammia Poveda Royal Holloway, University of London
ICTD African Researchers Network Ritse Erumi University of Manchester; mFriday; University of KwaZulu-Natal
Launch of Feminist Africa 18 – ‘Feminist e-technologies’ and facilitated discussion on feminist practice and politics of technology in African contexts. Jenny Radloff APC; Africa Gender Institute, University of Cape Town
The impact of Tech innovation hubs on ICT4D in Africa Claude Migisha Kalisa kLab, Rwanda; AfriLabs; iHub, Kenya; mFriday, Ghana
Mobiles & Money and Everything In Between Ishita Ghosh University of California, Berkeley
Infusing Gender into ICT4D: Innovating Research, Practice and Policy Ineke Buskens Center for Gender, Society and Policies, FLASCO, Argentina; Research for the Future, GRACE
Open and Networked Science for Development: Towards a Research Agenda Ellie Osir IDRC; FLASCO; PLOS; Open Knowledge Foundation; Citizen Cyberscience Centre
ICT Project Sustainability: Conversations, Challenges and Opportunities in a Development Context Ellen Witte Zegura Carter Center Liberia; Georgia Tech; Emory University Kenya Health Workforce Project; KEYW Corporation
ICT4kids - Collective learning experiences Dorothea Kleine ICT4D Centre/UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, Royal Holloway, University of London
Addressing the X-factor: Psychological and interpersonal factors affecting ICTD success – a perspective from the organizational and management sciences Tara Behrend The George Washington University; NCSU; Aidmatrix Foundation
Open Data in Developing Countries: Assessing The Impacts Of Open Data on Governance and Development Tim Davies iHub, Nairobi; The World Wide Web Foundation / University of Southhampton
ICT4D and Online Freedoms: Competing Paradigms or Converging Agendas? Karina Brisby APC; Web We Want Campaign; World Wide Web Foundation;
Software sustainability: Benefits and challenges for ICTD researchers Caitlin Bentley Royal Holloway, University of London; Cape Peninsula University of Technology; University of Western Cape; University of Twente
Imagining futures of open development Caitlin Bentley Royal Holloway, University of London; Plan USA; IDRC; World Bank Institute
Title of Session: ACYOD: App Creation on Your Own Device Judith Bishop Microsoft Research (Redmond); University of Cape Town
Writing books in ICT4D research – why and how? Dorothea Kleine Spider, Stockholm University; Royal Holloway, University of London
Starting an academic research career in ICTD Joyojeet Pal University of Michigan
Workshop on Accessible Technology in ICTD Joyojeet Pal University of Michigan
ICT4Ag: Opportunities and Challenges for Using Technology to Reach Rural Farmers in the Developing World Charles Steinfield Michigan State University
ICTD: Intercultural Communication Technologies for Development Amalia Sabiescu Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland; University of London, Royal Holloway, UK
Teaching ICTD – Courses, Degree Programs, and Student Field Experiences Joe Mertz CMU; U of Colorado; IIT; Royal Holloway; Umich
Lets make radio more interactive: A showcase and hands on session with Farm Radio International & Telerivet’s android platform Bartholomew Sullivan Farm Radio International