Dr Jaco Renken

Lecturer in Information Systems

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  • Champions and leaders in development. PhD projects that seek to extend conceptualisations about the role of agents and agency, particularly key individuals and stakeholders, in socio-economic development are invited. It is preferred for such projects to be focussed on developing countries and where information and communication technology (ICT) forms part of the context. Development, deployment and support of champions and leaders are examples of relevant aspects to develop.

  • Data-intensive development. PhD projects that seek to contribute knowledge and understanding about the transformations brought about in development theory, policy and practice as a consequence of new forms of digital data, including big and open data. A socio-technical approach is preferred and projects aimed at delivering development policy and contributions to development practice are invited.