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Joan Byamugisha awarded Best Student Paper Award at the 2016 Controlled Natural Language Workshop

Joan Byamugisha a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science was awarded the Best Student Paper award for her peer-reviewed submission [1, 2] at the 2016 Controlled Natural Language Workshop, held in Aberdeen, Scotland. Joan is supervised by Dr. Maria Keet and Dr. Brian DeRenzi.

ICT4D Seminars - Welcome Function

On the 30th of September, UCT Centre in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) will be hosting a special function to welcome new staff members and new students to the centre.

The event will take place from 1-4pm at Woodstock Grill and Tap, 262 Albert Rd on Friday 30th of September.

Fiona Ssozi's Project featured on UCT News

On the 5th of September 2016, University of Cape Town Newsroom and Publication published Fiona Ssozi's Research Project and below is the link to the article.http://www.uct.ac.za/dailynews/?id=9913 

ICT4D Seminars - Digital Participation

 

On 26 August 2016, Associate Professor Marion Walton’s and her two students gave presentations on Digital Participation projects. In attendance were researchers and postgraduate students from the ICT4D Centre, Information Systems Department and Centre for Film and Media Studies from University of Cape Town.

The talk abstract and Associate Professor Marion Walton’s biography are below. In addition, a link to video footage of the presentation is also provided.

ICT4D Seminars - IP Management at UCT for the Centre in ICT4D

On August 2016, Dr. Andrew Bailey gave a talk titled 'IP Management at UCT for the Centre in ICT4D'. In attendance were researchers and postgraduate students from the ICT4D Centre and Information Systems Department from the University of Cape Town.

The talk abstract and Dr. Bailey's biography are below. In addition, a link to video footage of the talk is also provided.

ICT4D Seminars - A Fourth Paradigm on the Horizon?

On May 17 2016, Dr. Ineke Buskens gave a talk titled 'A Fourh Paradigm on the Horizon?'. In attendance were researchers and postgraduate students from the University of Cape Town and University of the Western Cape.

The talk abstract and Dr. Buskens' biography are below. In addition, a link to video footage of the talk is also provided.

Talk Abstract

ICT4D Seminars - Abalobi

At latst month's ICT4D Seminar, Dr. Serge Raemaekers from the department of Environment and Geographical Sciences at UCT had the pleasure of presenting on the Abalobi initiative. Abalobi means 'fisher' in isiXhosa, it is an open, transdisciplinary and social learning project, bringing together various stakeholders. The initiative aims at developing and providing a set of pratical tools to enable and empower the governence of small-scale fisheries by the community members themselves.

iCOMMS Wins Annual Award for Contribution to Water and Science Technology.

A warm round of applause and big congratulations to iCOMMS for winning the annual award for the contribution to water and science technology.

The award they received was for Water Science Technology in the sector of Community Empowerment – based on their last project in the Eastern Cape where they conducted a study for the Water Research Commission (WRC).

Chao Mbogo selected to attend the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany

Chao Mbogo gives us a report back on her visit to the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany:

A belated congratulations to ICT4D's first centre review

 

Centre for ICT4D 5-Year Review

On Tuesday 5 May the ICT4D centre had their 5-year centre review looking back at all the outstanding achievements and projects of the centre since its founding in 2009 by Prof Gary Marsden. 

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