Research and consultancy

Members and Affiliated Members of the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D conduct a very wide range of research and publish on many aspects of ICT4D, particularly seeking to serve the interests of the poorest and most marginalised.  Details of some of our main areas of research are listed below.  These also provide an overview of the Chair’s areas of consultancy expertise. Although some members are highly critical of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) project, this list also shows how the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D effectively undertakes research on most of the SDGs.

Accessibility (SDG 10)e_sdg-goals_icons-individual-rgb-10

  • Innovation, smart homes and independent living for people with a disability
  • ICT policies and strategies for people with disabilities

Concepts and Theories of ICT4D (SDG 1)

Cybersecurity and Information Security

e_sdg-goals_icons-individual-rgb-08Economic growth (SDG 8)

e_sdg-goals_icons-individual-rgb-04Education (SDG 4)

  • Monitoring and evaluation of ICT in education

e_sdg-goals_icons-individual-rgb-07e_sdg-goals_icons-individual-rgb-12Environment (SDGs 7, and 12)

e_sdg-goals_icons-individual-rgb-05Gender (SDG 5)

  • Sexual harassment through mobile devices

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Health (SDG 3)

  • e_sdg-goals_icons-individual-rgb-03Mobile devices for enhanced health delivery in Africa
    • Marije Geldof

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9)

  • Science and technology, innovation and research policy



Internet of Things


Monitoring and evaluation

  • Monitoring and evaluation of ICT4D

Participatory research

e_sdg-goals_icons-individual-rgb-17Partnerships (SDG 17)

  • Concepts and practices of partnerships
  • Stakeholder engagement and participation in science, technology and innovation policy

Peace, Justice  and Strong Institutions

  • E_SDG goals_icons-individual-rgb-16Innovation for transformation,  science and  technology, politics and power

Pro-poor policy (SDG1)


Social media

Statistical methodologies

  • Linear models in statistics
    • Bushra Hassan


Technologies and hardware

Do follow the links to individual members of the Chair for further information about their research, or to contact them with respect to consultancy requests.