Google’s Next Billion Users fosters Inclusion and Digital Literacy

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited by Google’s Next Billion Users initiative for an expert interview. I had the pleasure to have an inspiring conversation with the core team, and learn about the research and design methods behind this Google’s project. For those of you who are not familiar, Next Billion Users (NBU) is an initiative with an emphasis on the value of user research in the low and middle-income countries.

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A human-centric approach to a meaningful connectivity

The basic internet connectivity is not enough. We need a new narrative for purposeful human-centric connectivity, with its goal to connect 3.5 billion people not included in this digital revolution. Here, I am discussing the following dynamics we need to consider that would influence the connectivity, access to tools, skills, and improved livelihoods.

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New book contribution: Digital Inequalities in the Global South

It’s been a productive publishing season here, and a brand new book I contributed to is out.  I co-authored the book chapter Digital Infrastructure Enabling Platforms for Health Information and Education in the Global South in Digital Inequalities in the Global South, edited by M Ragnedda and A Gladkova. This …

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The latest in Social Inclusion: Digital Literacy KPIs for Sustainable Development

Another new publication this Spring just came out: the Social inclusion academic open access journal with the special issue “Digital Inclusion Across the Globe: What Is Being Done to Tackle Digital Inequities?”. My colleagues and I wrote an article on digital literacy and the importance of key performance indicators (KPIs) …

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New publication in the Lancet: a special edition on Digital Health

I am proud to announce that the work of my colleagues and me have been published this spring (April 2020) at the Lancet’s issue on Digital Health. The title of the piece is Sub-Saharan Africa—the new breeding ground for global digital health, as a part of our DigI project in …

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