ICT4D Open Seminar

Wednesday, 29th May 2019 at 1pm - 3pm

Location: Lecture hallLilla Hörsalen, 2nd floor, DSV, NOD building, Kista, Borgarfjordsgatan 12.

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You are welcome to our ICT4D Open Seminar on "Progression or Regression? ICT4D and the issue of Gender". 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
Despite  progress  having  been  made  in  terms  of  women’s  access  to  and  use  of  ICTs,  gender  disparities between  men and  women  are  still  very  much  evident  within  the  very  realms  of accessibility and  use. The situation is even more evident when developing countries are taken into consideration. This talk will therefore focus on progress made but also dissect why when there is progress being made, there is also regression. On progression, one only needs to look at how women are taking advantage of the use of digital technologies offered for example by social media to improve their entrepreneurial skills but yet still evidently absent in the IT sector which involves development, management and implementation of the technologies in society.

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.

How to participate
For you who want to attend in person here are the directions: http://dsv.su.se/omdsv/kontakt/2.28075

For distance participation, join via this link: For distance participation: https://stockholmuniversity.zoom.us/j/963798238

RSV to confirm your participation. Send us an email if you have enquiries.

This seminar is co-organised by IDEAL and ipid/Spider

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