In London earlier today I caught a moment with Prof Tim Unwin prior to a speech he was giving at a reception to celebrate 50 years of Commonwealth Scholarships at Marlborough House in London attended by Ministers, High Commissioners and the Commonwealth Secretary General.
He will be speaking with our class (and any guests who would like to join) on Wednesday, April 29th 14:00-16:00 (London time).
Prof. Unwin recently returned from presenting at the ICTD conference in Doha, which he blogged some of his thoughts on. He has established a Center in ICT4D at the University of Royal Holloway, London, is also Chair of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. In late May he will be presenting a keynote at eLearning Africa, based on his recent paper “The Richness of Africa” (which you can read by clicking here).
Watch this clip for how he would like us to prepare:
Earlier in our conversation Prof Unwin said his personal mission – even what he wants to dedicate the rest of his life – is to “create spaces where the highest quality research can be conducted which makes a positive impact in the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people.”
This is a great chance to ask him anything.
He already knows that our goal as a team of colleagues is to answer some of the questions in ICT4D better than anyone has yet.
What are some questions you would like to ask him? (feel free to post here)