In Asia, the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT4D) has progressed considerably with the development of infrastructures, skills, and even university postgraduate programs specializing in ICT4D. Nonetheless, the research and academic community are confronting peculiar structural challenges, if not unique to the Asian region. For instance, most higher education institutions still position ICT4D, as a specilaisation in the field of Computing or Information Technology, rather than a field that has to be unfolded within the interdisciplinary academic paradigm. Also, the region is well represented in academic studies, but only a small number of papers authored by Asia-based women researchers can be found in top quality ICT4D journals.
In the IPID-Asia Women Forum 2022, we are bringing the Asian perspective on institutional and structural challenges to the discussion related to the development of the field of ICT4D. The panel aims to generate discussions on ideas to overcome these challenges. Furthermore, as Asia continues to grow to be one of the biggest producers and consumers of Information Technology, then this panel can also project the future of ICT4D field in the region.
The panel is designed as a 1.5-hour session with presentations from the speakers (30 minute each). These presentations will be then followed by a 30-minute question and answer session to allow interactions with the participants.
All the participants need to register for the main ICTD 2022 Conference (https://ictd.org/registration/) in order to register for this forum. IPID-Asia chapter is currently offering 20 scholarships (ICTD Online Only: Student registration fee). Preference will be given to the student presenting at the main ICTD conference. However, please note that priority for acceptance will be given to those studying/working or belonging to the Asia region. Click below for the forum registration.
Advanced Centre for Sustainable Socio-Economic and Technological Development, University of Technology Sarawak