Open Sessions

Open Session Name Organizers
Gary Marsden Memorial Session Kentaro Toyama – University of Michingan
Julian May – University of the Western Cape
Edwin Blake – University of Cape Town
William Tucker – University of the Western Cape
Thinking about market information systems: Bridging theory and parctice Janaki Srinivasan – IIIT Bangalore
Elisa Oreglia – Nanyang Technological University
Susan Wyche – Michigan State University
Public Access ICT: What we know about impact and how to amplify it Nor Alias Aziah, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Malaysia
Dorothea Kleine, Royal Holloway U.
Osama Manzar, Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), India
Marhaini Mohd Noor, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Malaysia
Patricia Peña, University of Chile
Francisco J Proenza, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Marion Walton University of Cape Town
Digital youth as global wayfarers Karen E. Fisher – University of Washington
Ann P. Bishop – University of Illinois
Ban Al-Ani – ADP
Community cellular networks: Bringing cellular connectivity in rural areas Mariya Zheleva – University at Albany SUNY
Kurtis Heimerl – UC Berkeley
Understanding the impact of mobile money in development: An in depth look at experiences from Bangladesh Asif Saleh – BRAC
Safiq Islam – BRAC
Paroma Hussain – BRAC
Seed Alliance: Helping ideas grow Gaelle Fall, Lara Robledo, Sylvia Cadena
Life of electronics Vera Hoelscher – Royal Holloway University of London
Rafael Font – Royal Holloway University of London
Panel discussion on global knowledge sharing of implementing a Digital Manufacturing Lab (FabLab) for rural development in Sri Lanka Chaminda Hettiarachchi – University of Moratuwa
Priyantha Palapathwala – George Steuart Optimize (Pvt) Ltd
Systematic reviews in ICTD: The hype vs. the reality Helani Galpaya – LIRNEasia
Laurent Elder – IDIRC, Canada
Towards a shared understanding of the comprehensive nature of evaluating ICT in development: Trends in current practice Caroline Pade-Khene – Rhodes University
Hafeni Mthoko – Rhodes University
Joshua Osah – Rhodes University
Bridging the north-south divide in mobile research: Assumptions, questions and strategies Komathi Ale – University of Southern California
Seyram Avle – University of Michigan
Joseph Bayer – University of Michigan
Tian Cai – Michigan State University
Rong Wang – University of Southern California
GIS for development Gwilym Eades – Royal Holloway University of London and ICT4D Centre
ICTD Worldcup Benjamin Akinmoyeje – Management Sciences for Health & National Open University of Nigeria.
Claudia Flores Saviaga – Government of the State of Veracruz, Mexico
Delivering health service through ICT in rural communities: Stories from Bangladesh Rubayat Khan – mPower Social Enterprises
Careers in ICT4D (panel and career surgery) Dorothea Kleine – ICT4D Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London
Bill Tucker – University of the Western Cape
Debating Geek Heresy (book discussion) Kentaro Toyama – University of Michigan
Michael Best – Georgia Institute of Technology / United Nations University
Richa Kumar – Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Data for Development (D4D): The good, the bad and the ugly Hernan Galperin – DIRSI and Universidad de San Andres (Argentina)
Alison Gillwald – Research ICT Africa and University of Cape Town (South Africa)
Helani Galpaya – LIRNEasia (Sri Lanka)
Laurent Elder – IDRC
Innovation accelerator: Connecting ICTD researchers and practitioners Ayan Kishore – Creative Associates International
Samir Doshi – USAID
Michael Best – Georgia Tech
Sharing experiences: Applying the capabilities approach in ICT4D workshop Dorothea Kleine – ICT4D Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London
Ricardo Gomez – University of Washington
ICT and development in Myanmar: Creating bridges, fostering coordination Elisa Oreglia – Nanyang Technological University
RichLing – Nanyang Technological University
Chitra Panchapakesan – Nanyang Technological University
Rajiv George Aricat – Nanyang Technological University
May Oo Lwin – Nanyang Technological University
Moe Ko Oo – Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Foundation, Thailand
Chris Coward – Technology and Social Change Group, University of Washington
Practitioner perspectives: Taking big-data evidence to development policy Helani Galpaya – LIRNEasia
Is the hotspot the new telecentre? Exploring community access points as complements and alternatives to mobile internet Jonathan Donner, David Taverner, and Charlotte Smart. Caribou Digital
Being gender aware in ICTD research Neha Kumar – University of Southern California
Nicola Dell – University of Washington
OCSDNet: Catalyzing open and collaborative science for development opportunities in the global south Angela Okune – iHub
Nanjira Sambuli – iHub
Leslie Chan – University of Toronto Scarborough
The persistence of paper in low-resource serttings Ishita Ghosh – University of California Berkeley
Jay Chen – New York University, Abu Dhabi
Is a transformatory ICT4D possible (and how would we know if we saw it)? Ineke Buskens – GRACE Research Network
Tigist Shewarega Hussen – University of Western Cape
Anita Gurumurthy – ITforChange, Bangalore
Tony Roberts – ICT4D Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London
Sammia Poveda – ICT4D Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London
Photo stories: An interactive photo exhibition based on participatory photography with Hispanic migrants at the US-Mexico border Ricardo Gomez – University of Washington iSchool
Katya Yefimova – University of Washington iSchool
Bryce Newell – University of Washington iSchool
Veronica Guajardo – University of Washington iSchool

*This list is subject to changes