Development dreamers is first and foremost about making sense of development in a digital age. This involves understanding the opportunities and challenges of using different types of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), and the positive and negative impacts they have on different stakeholders who exist within diverse contexts and power structures. The approach adopted prioritises the perspectives of the poorest and seeks to find new solutions so that they can follow their dreams, and participate in not only their own development decisions but influence the global debate on the world we are all creating in this digital and information age.
As I started to work on updating this site news began to come through yesterday of the tragic earthquake in Nepal which has affected so many in Kathmandu, across the whole country and in neighbouring countries. Kathmandu was my home ...Read More
For nearly five years up until September 2014 I had the pleasure of working at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), near Brighton UK. In my final few months I got to work with three great colleagues – John Brownlee, ...Read More
Open Education Challenge and Emerge Education are two acceleration programmes providing grants and investment in incubating start-up companies that are innovating with new products for education. The RIDE conference showcased six exciting new initiatives, which have potential to support distance ...Read More
One of the great pleasures I have is tutoring a postgraduate distance learning module on ‘Managing Knowledge and Communication for Development’ for the Centre for Development and Environmental Policy (CeDEP) at SOAS. This year there are nearly ninety new students ...Read More