Digital-Environment System Coalition members and partners

Why become a member of DESC?

To enhance understanding, to engage collaboratively, to influence policy and to enjoy working on how the use digital technologies influences the physical environment – beyond just climate change:


Types of members and partners

The Digital-Environment System Coalition (DESC) has four categories of involvement (see Governance Structure):

  • Members: committed to taking an active role in the coalition
  • Associate Members: those interested in and supportive of the coalition’s work but at present not able to take a proactive role
  • Partners: those organisations that have signed a partnership agreement with the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D to help deliver the coalition
  • Observer Status: those organisations that wish to be kept aware of DESC’s work but are unable to commit any resources to it.

The DESC Secretariat is hosted by the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London. There is no fee to become a member or partner, although partners are expected to provide support in some form for the delivery of the coalition. If you are interested in becoming a member or partner, do get in touch through our contacts page.


Steering Group


Partner Organisations

Partners are organisations that have signed a partnership agreement with the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D to help deliver the coalition, and are represented by individual members within DESC (listed below in alphabetical order).

China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, China’s leading biodiversity academic society (in English)

Fundação Tablet Comunitário, an innovative Mozambican Foundation committed to empowering communities with digital education, health and civic engagement using sustainable solar power

ICT4D.at, the Austrian Network for Information and Communication Technologies for Development

WWRF, Wireless World Research Forum – a forum where the wireless community can tackle key research challenges


Observer Status

The following organisations and entities have agreed to participate in DESC with Observer Status:


Members

Members are individuals who have agreed to take an active role in the coalition’s work (listed below in alphabetical order of first names).

Youth Members

  • Max Hamilton (Convenor YouthDESC)
  • Khadija Amir (Pakistan)
  • Sagarika Chaudhary (Research Scholar Research Scholar, Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi, India)

Associate Members

Associate Members are those interested in and supportive of the coalition’s work but at present are not able to take a proactive role as Members.


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Last updated 20th April 2022