Practitioners and Researchers Connect to Address Tech Access and Education for Refugee Women

March 11, 2020

For refugee women in Seattle and King County, technology education plays a key role in learning to navigate life in their new community.  Our research team explored refugee women’s experiences with technology-related programs and services as part of the Refugee Women and Technology Education project. The study is based on interviews with representatives from public…

Opportunity: Student interested in ICTD seminar planning

November 13, 2018

Change is a weekly seminar where students, faculty, and outside speakers come together to share and discuss research in the field of information and communication technologies and development (ICTD). TASCHA is a co-sponsor, and we’re looking for a student volunteer to help organize the seminar and contribute to shaping the direction of Change’s growth. We…

Project-wide workshop launches next phase of study

July 8, 2011

After two years of fieldwork, we convened our research partners from around the world for a project-wide workshop during the last week of June, 2011. This workshop is significant in the Global Impact Study timeline, as it launched the next phase of our study – data analysis and integration. The majority of the workshop was devoted to sharing and discussing the emerging findings from each of the research activities.

Survey data analysis and integration begins with two workshops

April 28, 2011

April 18-21, 2011 was very busy and productive for us here at the Global Impact Study. We held two workshops – one on survey data analysis and one on our project-wide data integration plan. During the survey data analysis workshop, we reviewed initial user survey data to identify three high-level reports that we will produce this spring: a user profile report, a report on services offered at public access ICT venues and how people are using them, and a report on perceived impacts of using public access ICT.

South > North: A fishbowl on the transferability of ICTD innovations from income-poor to income-rich countries

September 29, 2010

Most low-cost, easily implementable ICTD innovations are designed for developing-country contexts. Examples include mobile money, SMS (e.g. Ushahidi, Frontline SMS), and e-skills training programs. This interactive session focuses on the factors that facilitate or mitigate the transfer of these innovations to communities facing economic and social challenges in richer countries.

Report back from the technology and disability workshop

October 7, 2009

October’s Technology & Disability in the Developing World marked the beginning of a multi-stakeholder dialogue on accessible technology and employability in low-income regions. Discussions focused on policy, social research, technology, and design.

First workshop on technology and disability in the developing world

September 29, 2009

On Friday, October 2, 2009, we’re co-sponsoring a one-day workshop on technology and disability in the developing world. Michele Frix and Philip Neff, two of our affiliated researchers, will present their findings.

Preparing for the Second Global Workshop in Chile

July 15, 2008

Planning is underway for the second Global Impact Study global workshop. The event will be held the final week of October, 2008, in Becon, Chile. Approximately 20 participants are expected to attend the workshop, including the Research Working Group, Country Research Teams, and representatives from the Center for Information & Society.

Second Research Working Group meeting approaching

July 1, 2008

In just over a month — August 2008 — the Research Working Group will meet in Atlanta, Georgia. The group will be charged with two main tasks.

First Global Impact Study workshop held in Seattle

June 3, 2008

The University of Washington Center for Information & Society hosted the first global workshop for the Global Impact Study from April 30 to May 2, 2008. This workshop brought together representatives from our three pilot countries (Bangladesh, Chile, Lithuania), along with members of the Research Working Group.