Because of COVID-19 we are unable to convene our ICT4D Non-Conference as originally intended, but will instead hold a one-day virtual event on 16th September, when all of those originally selected to present a poster or demo will have an opportunity to discuss their research. All posters are listed here and demos here. The full posters are available by clicking on each of the authors’ links, and links to videos of the demos are also available (links also below).
All participants are encouraged to read the posters and watch the demos before the virtual non-conference.
All times are as in UK on 16th September
These sessions are all designed to be as interactive as possible, under the care of a moderator. Speakers must only speak for 5 minutes to introduce their poster or demo (all posters will have been submitted and hosted already on our site – no-one can participate as a speaker unless they have already submitted their posters). Speakers will then be asked to comment or ask questions on any issue raised by a presenter in their session. Then, other participants who have joined the session will also be invited to contribute their thoughts.
Do use this virtual background on the day should you wish – it might help to make you feel that we are all together here on our campus
09.30 Opening introduction and protocols for the day: Moderator: Tim Unwin
- On Serendipitous Rigour – With welcome comments from Tahir Naeem (COMSATS University, Islamabad, and Executive Director, Inter-Islamic Network on IT) on behalf of our partner organisations, and from Jose Maria Diaz Batanero (Head, Project Support Division, ITU) on behalf of the ITU.
(including an opportunity to reflect silently on the impact of COVID-19 and all those whose lives have been affected by it)
10.00 From Asia
(a) 10.00 Business perspectives, employment and health. Moderator: Vigneswara Ilavarasan
- Harshal Kate and Garima Jain: Making DDUGKY fit for Purpose: Small jobs to make it big
- Arjuna Sathiaseelan and Arko Chatterjee (demo): GAIUS: Powering hyperlocal content ad ecosystems in emerging markets
- Kifayat Ullah: Smart Auto-Rickshaws: Addressing the needs of the most marginalized persons
- Dhwani Trivedi: AI enabled diagnosis tool using tongue image capture with automatic prescription generation for SDG3
(b) 11.00 Content, learning and the darker side of technology – Moderator: Akber Gardezi
- Naganna Chetty and Sreejith Alathur: Digital Content Regulations: A Select Study in the Indian Context
- Bushra Hassan: Understanding the Darker Side of ICTs: Gender, Sexual Harassment, and Mobile Devices in Pakistan
- Azra Naseem, Kiran Qasim Ali, Audrey Juma, Basnama Ayaz, Afroz Sajwani and Saleem Sayani: Prospects and constraints of eLearning for healthcare providers in Afghanistan and Tajikistan
12.00 From Africa and Europe
(a) 12.00 Government, security and indigenous perspective. Moderator: Azra Naseem
- Marta Pucciarelli and Lorenzo Cantoni: Reading the digital city in Africa: combining synchronic and dyachronic perspectives
- Josue Kuika Watat: Empowering Citizen Participation with E-government solutions in Cameroon
- Walter Ihejirka and Martha Mosha: Reviewing youth cybersecurity awareness in Namibian and Nigerian higher education institutions
- Victor Omolaoye: Representing Indigenous proverbs for human and bot use
13.00 Special Session on migration and technology – Moderator Hari Harindranath
This special session is linked to the research and practice of the UKRI GCRF funded MIDEQ Hub, and the speakers are:
- Tanja Dedovic – Senior Regional Thematic Specialist on Labor Mobility and Human Development for the Middle East and North Africa, IOM (see IOM’s MIGAPP)
- Evan Easton-Calabria – Senior Research Officer, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford – see recent UNDP report The Migrant Union – Digital Livelihoods for People on the Move
- Antonio Diaz-Andrade – Associate Professor, AUT University, Auckland – see video on Digital technolog and resettled refugees in New Zealand.
- William Gois – Regional Coordinator, Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) – see Recruitment Advisor, Report a Violation, and #WHATSUPport.
- Tim Unwin – Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, Royal Holloway, University of London, see Technology, Innovation and Migration
From Africa and Europe (continued)
(b) 14.00 Health. Moderator: Uduak Okon
- Denyse King (demo) Virtual Reality Learning Environments: reconfiguring healthcare education (and poster)
- Benjamin Akinmoyeje, Gloria Iyawa, Suama L Hamunyela: Persuasive Strategies to facilitate use of m-health apps for stress management among Namibian Students
(c) 14.30 Education. Moderator: John Traxler
- Shane Deconinck (demo) Bridging the digital divide at primary schools in deprived contexts with Raspberry Pi, Open Source software and Design Thinking
- Samuel Musungwini: A model for the adoption and effective use of mobile phones for learning in marginalised communities
- Milburga Atcero: Gamification for Engaging International Business Students in a French for Specific Purposes course
15.30 From the Americas. Moderator: Jose Maria Diaz Batanero
- William J. Batson, Pankaj Chhetri and Stephen Song: 3D Laser Scanning Technology for Historical Preservation
- Marcelo Fornazin et al.: Marielle Franco Favelas’ Dictionary
- Djenana Jalovcic: Things you always wanted to know about accessibility but didn’t dare to ask students with disability
16.15 drawing to a close
16.30 Final thoughts, Moderator: Tim Unwin
- Revi Sterling
- Hari Harindranath
- Sallie Gregson
- David Banes
- Lorenzo Cantoni
- Jose Maria Diaz Batanero
It is hoped that the winners of the Emerald Publishing Virtual ICT4D Non-Conference 2020 will be announced during this closing discussion.
Registration is now closed, but in exceptional circumstances it may be possible to accept additional participants. All speakers, moderators and participants were invited to register for this event in advance and before 9th September. For those still wishing to receive joining instructions please use our contact form at https://ict4d2020.org/contact-us with the words EXCEPTIONAL REGISTRATION in the message box, and making a short case in support.
The Emerald Publishing prize for the three best posters
We are delighted that Emerald Publishing has offered prizes of £333 to each of the top three poster presenters. A panel of reviewers will read all of the posters in advance, and a subset of these reviewers will also attend all of the sessions. 62.5% of the final score will be derived from the poster itself, and 37.5% from the actual presentation and wider contribution to the session. We hope to be able to announce the winners in the closing session.
We strongly believe that all events and conferences (as well as non-conferences) should enable people to participate inclusively, respectfully and safely, and without fear of harassment. The ICT4D Non-Conference 2020 is therefore being held according to the UN system code of conduct. Any concerns during the event should be referred immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org.