2 weeks ago, i gave a seminar on "Research, Innovation and Development in East Africa" at uct.
the slides are at:
and the full video is at:
the abstract follows:
ICT4D/ICTD - ICT for development - is a new area of research in computing that lots of researchers (myself included) claim to be working in. so I spent some time trying to understand the nature of this new area. after speaking to many people, i think three issues need to be addressed: the definition of ICT4D; who benefits from ICT4D research; and the political underpinnings of this area.