Dilini Wijeweera was a visiting Humphrey Fellow at TASCHA. She focuses on research that informs policy and practice towards improving access and delivery of services to underserved populations, especially in urban built environments. Among her interests are technology adoption, innovation spaces, and knowledge networks. She specializes in collaborative and user-centered design, knowledge management, and capacity development. Dilini worked at Unitus Seed Fund researching base-of-the-pyramid user issues in their funding of start-up businesses in India, and at LIRNEasia, researching and strengthening ICT and government service delivery in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to these positions, she worked in the CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) heading Communication and Knowledge Sharing at the International Water Management Institute.
She was a Hubert H Humphrey Fellow (2012-2013) in Technology Policy Management at the University of Washington. Dilini also holds a MBA and is a Chartered Architect.
Innovation Spaces: Supporting individual action
In June 2013, I joined TASCHA’s Chris Coward to help launch a project on Innovation Spaces. This work builds on earlier conversations …
What is innovation?
In our research on innovation spaces, we needed to arrive at a definition of innovation that fit the spaces we were observing. It was …