Kathleen has worked for over 10 years in the information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) research space. In her previous work related to the current APC project, she has helped to coordinate research teams and individuals across the globe, including to bring together a panel around community wireless networks to Cape Town for the ICTD2013 international pre-conference. In 2008, she also had the opportunity to visit several community local access networks in Winneba, Ghana, White River, South Africa and Kabale, Uganda, as well as present on Wireless Africa and gender in a Johannesburg workshop. She has written numerous publications in ICT4D and has been a co-editor on several publications, including a special issue journal on ICT ecosystems (2016) and a book on poverty and ICTs in East Africa (2014). Her main focus of research is understanding the changing ICT asset portfolio within households in South Africa and how these items are contributing to well-being and wealth changes, particularly among the marginalised.
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Círculos de mujeres que fundamentan y sostienen redes comunitarias
¿Cuál es la potencial superposición entre las energías y el impulso hacia la construcción de una internet feminista y el crecimiento de redes comunitarias en diferentes partes del mundo, donde las comunidades construyen su propia infraestructura y conectividad? En este artículo, exploramos las formas en que las redes comunitarias cuestionan las normas de género y la necesidad de que las...
Women-circles that hold and ground community networks
What is the potential overlap between the energies and drive towards building a feminist internet and the growth of community networks in different parts of the world where communities build their own infrastructure and connectivity? In this article, we explore the ways in which community networks question gender norms, and the need for feminists to build infrastructure.
Gender and community networks: Building a movement around community networks and gender equality
In this third column on gender and community networks, GenderIT interviews Carlos Rey Moreno on what movement building around community networks is all about. How do we get policy makers, organisers, community based organisations and others invested and interested in community networks? And in this constellation of actors and organisations, how do we start talking about gender equality and...
[COLUMN] Gender and community networks: Busking in policy spaces
n this column on community networks and gender, the writers will explore how communities can provide and run their own internet infrastructure, the existing forms of community networks, the legal and policy environment in which they have to exist and what are the gender dynamics around these networks. Here we interview Steve Song about the policy and regulatory environment for community...
[COLUMN] Gender and community networks: Candid reflections 10 years later
In this column on community networks and gender, the writers will explore how communities can provide and run their own internet infrastructure, the existing forms of community networks, the legal and policy environment in which they have to exist and what are the gender dynamics around these networks. The first column asks a fundamental question - what would be the costs of women NOT having...