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The University of Dar es salaam is the oldest and biggest public university in Tanzania. It is situated on the western side of the city of Dar es salaam, occupying 1,625 acres on the observation hill, 13 kilometers from the city centre.

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“to become a reputable world-class university that is responsive to national, regional and global development needs through engagement in dynamic knowledge creation and application.”

" Strengthening Southern-driven cooperation as a catalyst for ICT4D "

About IFIP W.G 9.4

Officially designated as Working Group 9.4 of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) the group has the following aims and scope.


  1. To collect, exchange and disseminate experiences of developing countries;
  2. To develop a consciousness amongst professionals, policy makers and public on social implications of computers in developing nations;
  3. To develop criteria, methods, and guidelines for design and implementation of culturally adapted information systems;
  4. To create a greater interest in professionals from industrialized countries to focus on issues of special relevance to developing countries through joint activities with other Technical Committees.

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About the 2019 Conference:

With the proliferation of ICT related projects to support development, the southern countries are now emerging as important innovators and actors in the global development and adoption of ICT for the community and economic growth. A good example can be seen with how Kenya has been leading the world with mobile payment for several years. The mobile payment (such as Mpesa and Airtel money) has supported micro financing services and transformed economic activities and lives within the local communities. Such effect offers an exciting setting for reverse innovation whereby lessons learned in ICT4D could offer rich insights for IS research in general. Furthermore, strengthening a southern-driven cooperation promotes ICT initiatives and research carried for, in and by developing countries.

The conference theme of “Strengthening Southern-driven cooperation as a catalyst for ICT4D” seeks to stimulate and encourage critical discussions on the different facets of Southern-driven cooperation, its promises, potential, for creating a better world, and the challenges we face in achieving the promised potential.Grounded by Geoff Walsham’s question, ‘Are we making a better world with technology?’ (Walsham, 2012); the conference will aim at offering context-rich theories, methodologies and practical guidance on the use of ICT’s to empower local communities.

Important dates

  • Full Paper Submission: 3rd September 2018
  • Notification of decision to Authors: 17th December 2018
  • Deadline for Final papers: 4th February 2019
  • Conference dates: May 01-03, 2019
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The Working Group 9.4 of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) gathers scholars and practitioners that deal with the issue
on how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) affects social development. The theme for the upcoming 2019 IFIP WG 9.4 conference is: “Strengthening Southern-driven cooperation as a catalyst for ICT4D”.

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