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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/resilienceSee More
Nov 14, 2016
Richard Heeks posted a blog post

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 https://twitter.com/hashtag/dig2015_sa).  Scholarship details and eligibility at:…See More
Mar 12, 2015
Richard Heeks posted a blog post

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…See More
Mar 25, 2014
Richard Heeks posted a blog post

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 leaders. Workshop attendance is free…See More
Oct 22, 2013
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Informatics Masters Scholarships from Manchester University

The 2013 Development Leaders Bursaries - worth £15,200 - are available for African applicants to the one-year MSc ICT4D programme (http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/06237/?code=06237&pg=all) They are also tenable on the MSc Mgmt & Info. Systems programme:…See More
Apr 24, 2013
Richard Heeks posted a blog post

East Africa Scholarships for Management MSc by Distance Learning: Manchester University

The University of Manchester is providing five scholarships available specifically for Ugandan, Tanzanian or Rwandan citizens.  The scholarships are for study starting in January 2013 on one of two distance learning Masters programmes offered by the University's Institute for Development Policy and Management: - MSc in Human Resource Management and Development - MSc in Management and Information Systems Applications are now being accepted, and the deadline for completion is Friday 9 November…See More
Oct 10, 2012
Richard Heeks posted a blog post

Policy Guide on ICTs and Climate Change

Written for policy makers and policy advisers in developing countries, this online report provides guidance on how to incorporate ICTs into climate change policy, and how to incorporate climate change into ICT policy: http://www.niccd.org/ICCD_Policy_Guidance_Paper.pdfSee More
May 10, 2012
Richard Heeks posted a blog post

ICTs, Climate Change and Development Case Study Repository

Nineteen new case studies on use of ICTs in relation to climate change in developing countries are available at: http://www.niccd.org/casestudies.htmThey cover:- ICTs, Climate Change and Disaster Management- New ICT Routes to Climate Change Adaptation- ICTs and Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change- ICTs and Climate Change Mitigation- ICTs and Climate Change Monitoring- ICTs and Climate Change Strategy The cases are professionally edited…See More
Feb 28, 2012
Richard Heeks posted a blog post

Climate Change Mitigation, ICTs and Development: New Strategy Brief

Written for policy makers and strategic planners in senior climate change and ICT4D roles, this new briefing provides guidance on how best to use ICTs for climate change mitigation in developing countries:http://www.niccd.org/ICTs_and_Climate_Change_Mitigation_Strategy_Brief.pdfSee More
Feb 22, 2012
Richard Heeks posted a blog post

Future Research Priorities in ICTs, Climate Change and Development

Written for researchers, consultants and reflective practitioners working on ICTs, climate change and development, this new briefing identifies the future research agenda of relevance to migitation, adaptation, monitoring and strategy:http://www.niccd.org/ICCD_Future_Research_Agenda_Strategy_Brief.pdfSee More
Feb 9, 2012
Richard Heeks posted a blog post

Rural Agricultural Communities, Climate Change and ICTs: New Strategy Guide

Written for strategic planners and project managers involved in rural agricultural development, this new briefing provides best practice guidance on ICT use to support climate change awareness, mitigation, monitoring and adaptation for rural agricultural communities:http://www.niccd.org/ICTs_and_Climate_Change_in_Rural_Agric_Communities_Strategy_Brief.pdfSee More
Jan 14, 2012
Richard Heeks posted a blog post

Guide to Strategy on ICTs and Climate Change Adaptation

"ICTs and Climate Change Adaptation: Enabling Innovative Strategies" is written for policy makers and strategic planners in senior climate change and ICT4D roles. It provides guidance on integrating ICTs into national and sectoral processes of climate change adaptation. The briefing explains: - The five ways in which ICTs can support national adaptation plans such as NAPAs. - Support provided by ICTs for…See More
Nov 7, 2011
Richard Heeks posted a blog post

Uganda / Rwanda Scholarships for MSc Management & Information Systems by Distance Learning with Manchester University

The University of Manchester is providing two fully-funded scholarships as part of its Equity & Merit programme, to study its MSc Management and Information Systems by distance learning, starting in January 2012. Applications are now being accepted, and the deadline for completion is Friday 11 November 2011.  Full details at:…See More
Oct 5, 2011
Richard Heeks posted a blog post

ICT as Main Driver to Ten Years of Economic Growth in Kenya

The World Bank recently published the striking claim that "ICT has been the main driver of Kenya’s economic growth over the last decade"; responsible for all of Kenya's per capita GDP growth in the 21st century's first decade. Summary details at: http://ict4dblog.wordpress.com Would be interesting to know of similar data from other African nations. Richard HeeksDirector, Centre for Development InformaticsUniversity of Manchester, UK…See More
Jun 27, 2011
Richard Heeks posted a blog post

ICTs, Climate Change and Development: New Thematic Papers Online

Six new papers on ICTs, climate change and development are now available online at: http://www.niccd.org/resources.htm They cover topics of mitigation, adaptation, disaster management, strategy, governance, and emergent technologies. If you have active interests in this field, we encourage you to share ideas via http://groups.google.co.uk/group/niccd and to comment on key issues at:…See More
Apr 28, 2011
Richard Heeks posted a blog post

ICT4D Masters Bursary from Manchester University

The 2011 Development Leaders Bursary - worth £6,150 - is available for developing country applicants to the one-year MSc ICT4D programme (http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/06237/?code=06237&pg=2) It is also tenable on the MSc Mgmt & Info. Systems programme: …See More
Apr 20, 2011

Profile Information

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 4:47pm

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