The Digital-Environment System Coalition (DESC) is working on developing its governance structure, but currently has three categories of involvement:
- Members: committed to taking an active role in the coalition
- Associates: those interested in and supportive of the coalition’s work but at present not able to take a proactive role
- Partners: those organisations having signed a partnership agreement with the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D to help deliver the coalition
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.
Members are those who agreed to take an active role in the coalition’s work at its first meeting on 11th March 2021 or have subsequently joined (listed in alphabetical order of first names).
- Emmanuel C. Lallana, Chief Executive, Ideacorp (Philippines); Digital Development Advisor, UN/ESCAP Asian and Pacific Training Center for ICT for Development (APCICT), (Republic of Korea).
- James Crabbe is a Supernumerary Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, a ‘100 Talents’ Special Visiting Professor at Shanxi University, Honorary Professor at both Changchun University of Science & Technology and at Wuhan Business University, China, and in 2021 was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
- Knud Erik Skouby, Professor, Communication, Media and Information Technologies/ES (Electronic Systems), Aalborg University-Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Leandro Navarro, Professor, Department of Computer Architecture, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
- Leon Gwaka, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, University of Pennsylvania
- Michael J. Oghia, External Relations Coordinator, Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (SDIA)
- Natalia Robinson, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D
- Narayanan N. Kulathu Ramaiyer, Director, Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations (ISITI), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
- Roger Harris, The Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations (ISITI), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
- Tim Unwin, Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, and Emeritus Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway, Unversity of London; formerly Secretary General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (2011-2015).
Associates are those interested in and supportive of the coalition’s work but at present not able to take a proactive role as Members.
Partners are organisations that have signed a partnership agreement with the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D to help deliver the coalition.
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Last updated 26 March 2021