Anna Bon defended her PhD called Intervention or Collaboration? Redesigning Information and Communication Technologies for Development on 15 December 2020. It was a hybrid event, both online and live in the aula at Maastricht University. Together with Hans Akkermans (VU), I had the pleasure of supervising Anna’s work.
- How can we design and build digital technologies to support people in poor and low-resource environments to achieve their objectives?
- How can we do this inclusively and ethically, while considering the complexity of their living and working environments?
These are the central question addressed in Anna Bon’s research, drawing on years of fieldwork in Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso and in Amsterdam.