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Tim Unwin

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UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, Emeritus Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, Honorary Professor at Lanzhou University, China
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Tim Unwin
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Professor Tim Unwinis UNESCO Chair in ICT4D and Emeritus Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, and also Honorary Professor at Lanzhou University in China. He serves on the ITU's m-Powering Development Advisory Board and as a Member of the UK Department for International Development’s Digital Advisory Panel. He held the post of Secretary General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation from 2011 to 2015, and hewas Chair of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission from 2009-2014, and a Commissioner from 2004. In 2004 he launched the ICT4D Collective, which was recognised in the authoritative GlobalGoToThinkTank Index Report 2014, as the 7th top Science and Technology think tank in the world. He has written or edited 15 books and more than 200 academic papers and chapters, many of which focus on the use of technology in development practices.His book, Information and Communication Technologies for Development,was published by Cambridge University Press in 2009.