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Richard Heeks
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  • United Kingdom
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What is the name of your company or organisation?
Centre for Development Informatics, University of Manchester
What is your position in your company or organisation?
Director
What does your company of organisation do?
Provides postgraduate (one-year MSc, three-year PhD, five-year DBA) training on ICTs and development (ICT4D); and undertakes ICT4D research and advisory work.

Research blog at: http://ict4dblog.wordpress.com
In which African countries does your company or organisation operate?
All, though with recent direct field research in Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda.
What is your website?
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/cdi

Richard Heeks's Blog

New Framework for Measuring ICT Impact on Resilience

RABIT – the Resilience Assessment Benchmarking and Impact Toolkit – is a new framework for measurement of resilience.

It has specifically been applied to measure e-resilience: the contribution of ICTs to wider resilience.

A Briefing Document, Implementation Handbook, and case study applications of RABIT in Central America and Africa can be found at: http://niccd.org/resilience.

 

Posted on November 14, 2016 at 1:25pm

ICT4D Masters Scholarships from Manchester University

The 2015 Development Leadership Scholarships - worth £16,000 - are available for developing country applicants to Manchester’s one-year MSc ICT4D (http://bit.ly/ICT4DMan)

 

Applicants should apply for the MSc by April and for the scholarship by end May. Scholarships cover all tuition fees including overseas fieldwork (see…

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Posted on March 12, 2015 at 3:12pm

Map of Future ICT4D Research Priorities

What should be the future priorities in researching ICT4D?

A new online paper – “Future Priorities for Development Informatics Research from the Post-2015 Development Agenda” – analyses the gaps between current ICT4D research and the future post-2015 development agenda.

This analysis produces the following map of future ICT4D research priorities, with a quick overview provided in a…

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Posted on March 25, 2014 at 1:44pm

African ICT4D Champions Workshop/Research Network

We are organising a workshop on ICT-for-development project champions from 0900-1300 on Tuesday 10th December 2013 as part of the ICTD2013 conference in Cape Town.

 

The workshop is participative and will involve sharing understandings and experiences of project champions, and developing a research agenda.  We hope to also create a network of those who are or will be actively engaged with research on ICT4D champions and…

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Posted on October 22, 2013 at 4:47pm

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