You are welcome to our ICT4D Open Seminar on "Casting an Ethical lens on Responsible ICT for Development". The seminar will take place at Department of Computer & Systems Science (DSV), Stockholm University. The Guest speaker is Dr Kutoma Wakunuma, Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR) at De Montfort University in the UK.
About the Seminar: Abstract
This talk will centre on the aspect of what computer ethics means particularly from the point of view of ICT for Development. If ethics is about moral and social justice, are these fundamental principles applicable to ICT for Development? If they are, whatare some of the ethical concerns that are arising through adoption and use of technologies especially as we aim to better society? Specifically, what are the implications of ethical issues within ICT for Development and how can responsibility be assured in the implementation, adoption and use of ICTs for purposes of sustainable development? This talk will address this and other related aspects.
Guest Speaker's Bio
Dr Kutoma Wakunuma is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at De Montfort University in the UK where she works within the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR). She has a PhD in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development and Gender. She has worked and continues to work on a wide range of research projects where she has taken on roles such as Principal Investigator, Lead Evaluator as well as being part of the coordination team of projects. Her work has been diverse, ranging from research ICTs for Development; Emerging Technologies and Ethics, Civil Society Organisations research, conducting stakeholder evaluation as well as looking into Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Her main interest is in understanding the social and ethical aspects of modern technologies on both developed and developing countries. In addition, she is also interested in the impact of ICTs on gender. Dr Wakunuma is also a Programme Leader for MSc Computing. She also teaches on Masters and undergraduate courses which include modules on ICT for Development, Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT, Computing Ethics as well as Research, Ethics and Professionalism in computing.