BiographyProfessor Tim Unwin is UNESCO Chair in ICT for Development (ICT4D) and Emeritus Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. He was Secretary General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) from 2011-2015, and was Chair of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission from 2009-2014. He serves on the ITU's m-Powering Development Advisory Board, the UK Department for International Development's Digital Advisory Panel, the UN University - Computing and Society International Advisory Board, and the Steering Committee of the World Economic Forum's Internet for All initiative, and is also Honorary Professor at Lanzhou University in China. His edited book Information and Communication Technologies for Development, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2009, and his latest book Reclaiming ICT4D was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. He was appointed a Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St George (CMG) in the Queen's 90 birthday Honours list in 2016 for his services to the Commonwealth.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Information and Communication Technologies for Development