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Anna Bon is a researcher in Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Maastricht University. She is currently, from an interdisciplinary perspective, studying the local value networks for cereal seeds in West Africa, to understand how innovative context-aware technologies can be developed/co-created to support the local value chain and improve food security, serving especially the poorest farmers in Africa's drylands. Other projects of Anna Bon are: The Amsterdam Digital Divide, ICT4D Community Service Learning in rural Sarawak, Malaysia; Sustainability and Ethics in Digital Development; AI for Sustainable Development in rural Africa. Anna Bon is a Senior Editor of the Electronic Journal for Information Systems in Developing Countries and a member of the interdisciplinary research program W4RA (Web alliance for Regreening in Africa). Anna supports the Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humanism.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

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ICT for Development, PhD, Intervetion or Collaboration? Redesigning Information and Communication Technologies for Development, Maastricht University

Award Date: 15 Dec 2020

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  • Digital (in)equality, digital inclusion, digital humanism: Summary of the web science workshop digdivDighum-20

    Bon, A. & Akkermans, H., 6 Jul 2020, WebSci 2020: 12th ACM Conference on Web Science Companion. Association for Computing Machinery, p. 3-5 3 p.

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  • Community-Centered, Project-Based ICT4D Education in the Field

    Bon, A., Gordijn, J., Akkermans, H., de Boer, V., Baart, A., Shiang, C. W. & Nah, S. S., 2019, Information and Communication Technologies for Development. Strengthening Southern-Driven Cooperation as a Catalyst for ICT4D: 15th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2019, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, May 1–3, 2019, Proceedings, Part II. Kimaro, H. C. & Nielsen, P. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Vol. 2. p. 386-397 12 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 552).

    Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

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  • Digital Development: Elements of a Critical ICT4D Theory and Praxis

    Bon, A. & Akkermans, H., 2019, Information and Communication Technologies for Development: Strengthening Southern-Driven Cooperation as a Catalyst for ICT4D : 15th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2019, Proceedings. Kimaro, H. C. & Nielsen, P. (eds.). Springer New York LLC, p. 26-38 13 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 552).

    Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • A Lightweight Downscaled Approach to Automatic Speech Recognition for Small Indigenous Languages

    Stan, G. V., Baart, A., Dittoh, F., Akkermans, H. & Bon, A., Jun 2022, WebSci 2022: Proceedings of the 14th ACM Web Science Conference. Association for Computing Machinery, p. 451-458 8 p. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review