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ICT4D Open Seminar

May 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

You are welcome to our ICT4D Open Seminar on “Casting an Ethical lens on Responsible ICT for Development”. The seminar will take place at Department of Computer & Systems Science (DSV), Stockholm University. The Guest speaker is Dr Kutoma Wakunuma, Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR) at De Montfort University in the UK.

About the Seminar:
This talk will centre on the aspect of what computer ethics means particularly from the point of view of ICT for Development. If ethics is about moral and social justice, are these fundamental principles applicable to ICT for Development?  If  they  are,  whatare  some  of  the  ethical  concerns  that  are  arising  through  adoption  and  use  of technologies especially as we aim to better society? Specifically, what are the implications of ethical issues within ICT for Development and how can responsibility be assured in the implementation, adoption and use of ICTs for purposes of sustainable development? This talk will address this and other related aspects.

Guest Speaker’s Bio
Dr Kutoma Wakunuma is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at De Montfort University in the UK where she works within the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR). She has a PhD in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development and Gender. She has worked and continues to work on a wide range of research projects where she has taken on roles such as Principal Investigator, Lead Evaluator as well as being part  of  the  coordination  team  of  projects.  Her  work  has  been  diverse,  ranging  from  research  ICTs  for Development; Emerging Technologies and Ethics, Civil Society Organisations research, conducting stakeholder evaluation  as  well  as  looking  into  Responsible  Research  and  Innovation  (RRI).  Her  main  interest  is  in understanding  the  social  and  ethical  aspects  of  modern  technologies  on  both  developed  and  developing countries. In addition, she is also interested in the impact of ICTs on gender. Dr Wakunuma is also a Programme Leader for MSc Computing. She also teaches on Masters and undergraduate courses which include modules on ICT for Development, Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT, Computing Ethics as well as Research, Ethics and Professionalism in computing.

How to participate
For you who want to attend in person here are the directions: http://dsv.su.se/omdsv/kontakt/2.28075

For distance participation, join via this link: For distance participation: https://stockholmuniversity.zoom.us/j/901785925

RSV to confirm your participation. Send us an email if you have enquiries.

This seminar is co-organised by IDEAL and ipid/Spider


May 28, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lecture hall L30
2nd floor, DSV, NOD building, Kista, Borgarfjordsgatan 12
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