ICTD is the world’s premier conference examining the role of computers and communications in social, economic and political development. Held in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI and ACM SIGCAS, ICTD2013 provided an international forum for scholarly researchers exploring the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in social, political and economic development.Members of the Centre played prominent roles in chairing and arranging the programme of the conference. The conference offered a variety of opportunities for participation, including open sessions, pre-workshops and demos.