We are very happy to invite you to the webinar explore the role of Informational Communication Technologies (ICTs) in reflecting and responding to local socio-economic dynamics and mediating the impacts of disaster and conflict. The webinar is organised by the ISS community
This webinar brings together two articles that explore the role of Informational Communication Technologies (ICTs) in reflecting and responding to local socio-economic dynamics and mediating the impacts of disaster and conflict. Dr. Holly Ritchie’s paper considers ICTs as embedded within a context of social and gendered norms and explores processes of digital inclusion among Somali women refugees in the fragile context of urban Kenya. Dr. Rodrigo Mena explores ICT and digital payments, platforms and cryptocurrencies and asks how these have shaped humanitarian action in the Ukrainian conflict. Both papers ask how ICTs can prove transformational and our understanding of technologies and their use be deepened to foster greater inclusion of vulnerable groups, and improved accountability and responsiveness of aid agencies and humanitarian actors.
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Speakers and topics
Title: An institutional perspective to bridging the divide: The case of Somali women refugees fostering digital inclusion in the volatile context of urban Kenya, New Media and Society (2022) Holly Ritchie
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Title: Digital Humanitarianism in a Kinetic War: Taking Stock of Ukraine (Global Policy, May 2022) Rodrigo Mena and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik
This event is organised by the ISS PhD Alumni Association