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 …”

Change is indeed the one constant in our lives. Over the years there has been major social, economic, political, and technological transformation around the world. How has the ICT4D field changed as a result; and how is it changing both in response to and in order to respond to the transforming technology and sustainable development landscape? What have been the substantial impacts, either positive or negative, of technology and ICT4D on the state of global poverty and inequality? What has worked, what has not worked, and what are the good practices in specific local contexts? And as new frontier technologies “promise” new solutions to old challenges across each of the Sustainable Development Goals, what is the critical evidence on the actual impacts of these technologies on sustainable development in both resource-constrained and wealthy societies?

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