The Centre in ICT4D has developed a reputation for catalysing the contributions of researchers and postgraduate students, who are well-positioned to strengthen the level of research in the field of ICT4D. Our overall aim for the centre is to contribute significantly towards understanding and addressing the massive inequalities in access to and use of ICTs in African contexts. In light of the above, we have the following goals and objectives:
To build ICT4D experts in sub-Saharan Africa.
To produce knowledge informed by African experiences of ICT problems in order to understand, address and offer solutions to these problems.
To make a valuable contribution toward the knowledge-base in the ICT4D field.
Researchers and students at the centre share a deep commitment to social responsiveness, local engagement and broadening interdisciplinary understanding. Our research is inspired broadly by a rights and capabilities-based approach to development. A significant number of our projects approach socio-technical research problems iteratively and are informed by multiple disciplinary perspectives. Here we engage in co-design projects over the long term, often with non-profit organisations, but also with government and other stakeholders.
Gary Marsden Boardroom named to honour visionary professor
The Centre in ICT4D lab boardroom is named after the late Prof Gary Marsden, who established the centre in 2009.