Lorenzo Dalvit

Lorenzo Dalvit

visiting professor

SHORT BIO

Lorenzo Dalvit has a long experience in ICT4D and education. With more than 50 publications in the area, he is a professor at Rhodes University (South Africa), where he has significantly contributed to the Siyakhula Living Lab.

PROJECTS

The App Factory

Role: Visiting Professor and local coordination

The project has the goal of sharing, consolidating, and improving current practices to build software products for emerging markets, taking into account different constraints, such as time-to-market, value for users, and maintainability. The project is implemented through the exchange of experiences (of the partners and of the SMEs collaborating with the partners), training of students on the methodological aspects, and experimentation.

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ICT in Low Resource Settings: Innovating for Africa and Europe through Living Lab

Role: Visiting Professor and local coordination

The implementation of ICT projects in developmental contexts is a growing phenomenon. It presents interesting social and technical challenges.

Understanding of lessons learnt and best practices under extreme conditions such as the ones found on the African continent can provide valuable insights for ICT deployment in developed countries.

At the same time, the experience in use cases and technical know-how of developed countries can help regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa in harnessing the full potential of ICT for social and economic development.

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PUBLICATIONS
  • Ciaghi, A., Villafiorita, A., & Dalvit, L. (2015). Introducing a Maturity Model for ICT for Development Projects. In J. Steyn & D. van Greunen (Eds.), ICTs for Inclusive Communities in Developing Societies (pp. 72–83). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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