IPID’s vision is to contribute to development through knowledge creation and dissemination about how ICTs can make a difference to poor and marginalised people in our world. We furthermore envision that this knowledge creation should be a shared undertaking of researchers in developing and developed countries.

IPID’s overall objective is to encourage and arrange activities that enable and support research collaboration, knowledge creation and sharing, and mentoring of ‘junior’ researchers. This network will advance the understanding of how ICTs can be used for development through dissemination of research findings to researchers as well as involving practitioners in dialogue of relevance of research and future directions.

In order to accomplish our objectives we intend to:

-Promote and profile IPID in both local and international communities (e.g. high ranked ICT4D conferences, journals but also visibility in up and - coming emerging communities)

-Stimulate research collaboration on ICT4D between universities and disciplines

-Facilitate knowledge sharing among researchers in local and international research communities

-Mentor postgraduate students

IPID's target beneficiaries

Master and PhD-students in the area of ICT4D

IPID's targeted geographic area



The IPID network is unique within the area of ICT4D and the growth five years well demonstrates its need for the network. A recent evaluation of IPID showed that the network definitely fulfils a need for its target group.

Project Activities

IPID activities are designed to support postgraduate students in their research on ICT4D-related issues. This includes offering courses, opportunities for sharing of research, arrangements of conferences etcetera. Please click here for more information

Project administrators

Project Coordinator: Dr. Asiimwe Edgar Napoleon, Programme Manager for Research, SPIDER