Welcome to IDIA2020 online!

The 11th International Development Informatics Association conference (IDIA2020) will take place in Macau from 25 – 27 March 2020. It is organized by the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society under the theme “The more things change …”

We invite researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders from around the world interested in issues of technology and sustainable development, to participate in IDIA2020 and to make full paper submissions by the new deadline of 6th September 2019 and workshop submissions by 13th December 2019.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to beautiful Macau in March 2020.

IDIA2020 Organizing Committee

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Keynote speakers

We are happy to announce the keynote speakers for IDIA2020:


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Payal Arora is a digital anthropologist and author, consultant, founder, editor, and professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She holds the Chair in Technology, Values, and Global Media Cultures. Her expertise lies in digital media experience and user values among low-income communities worldwide and comes with more than a decade of fieldwork experience in such contexts.

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As valuable as data is, the ability to analyse and harness this data for decision-making is still a challenge for many in the global south, hence key research developments around data injustice and inequality.

Caroline Khene
Centering ICT4D on real needs
ICT4D researchers seem to continuously run after the latest trends in ICT to fulfill funding calls, forgetting the real needs of the communities which are supposedly empowered by ICT4D activity.

Alfredo Terzoli

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