ICT4D Research Flagship

The SARCHi Chair in ICT4D

The SARCHi Chair in ICT4D is involved in the following programmes:

  • International Development Informatics Association (IDIA)
  • International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID)
  • Sustainable research collaboration
  • Human-Computer Interaction for Development research

International Development Informatics Association (IDIA)

International Development Informatics Association (IDIA) is an association serving as a forum for international cooperation between individuals and organisations focusing on research in the use of ICT for developing economies and societies, where various constraints impact on the use of ICT compared to more developed regions. Through the biennial conference series IDIA, provides opportunities for scholars and technical specialists alike to exchange knowledge on the modes and principles of applying ICT to such contexts and regions.

See IDIA 2020 (https://www.idia2020.com/ )

International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID)

The International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID) is an academic network of postgraduate students working on ICT4D projects (see http://groupspaces.com/ipid). IPID operates through inter alia support to doctoral as well as master students and increased visibility at international conferences. The Southern Africa Chapter of IPID, established on 23 July 2019 is hosted by UNISA.

Sustainable research collaboration

This project aims to build South African research capacity in ICT4D by describing the research landscape and investigating mechanisms to strengthen research collaboration. This includes, digital platforms like the South African Development Informatics and ICT4D platform (see https://www.ict4dsa.com ).

Human-Computer Interaction for Development(HCI4D) research

This new project focuses on understanding the positioning of HCI4D relative to related research fields and the needs of the South African (African if possible) developing world context.

 

Last modified: 2019/10/14