Professor Ulrike Rivett, from UCT’s Department of Information Systems, will reflect on 15 years of research in her upcoming inaugural lecture, “ICT for development: the good intentions of the mobile phone”.
This, the second in the relaunched Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture series, will look at the shifting attitudes toward mobile-phone infrastructure – from hopes that it would help bring about improved service delivery to poor communities to assertions that such solutions only come when people drive change for themselves, with or without technology.
Rivett leads the iCOMMS research team in understanding the use, application and impact of information and communications technologies in developing countries.
This public event will be held on Wednesday, 4 October, at 17:30 in lecture theatre TS2B in the Snape Building on upper campus.
To attend, please reply by 2 October.