Mission Statement

ICT for inclusion, integration and development (ICT4IID)

Within the interdisciplinary research area of ICT4IID, we explore, evaluate and implement innovative ICT solutions related to social change in collaboration with partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Issues related to implementation, adaptation, and transformation of ICTs stand in focus for the empirical studies that we conduct in various contexts. In a globalised world we become interdependent through the world economy, media and biological ecosystems. ICT is a major driver in this increased globalisation. Our research is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development goals  aiming to end poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all. Target groups are governments, the private sector, civil society and individuals. At present, challenges of new migrant situations call for innovative solutions where ICTs may play an important role.  We thus locate our studies in three different spaces: 1) Cooperation countries, 2) Sweden (immigrants), 3) Between Sweden and cooperation countries (online, ongoing migration). Especially the development cooperation countries selected by SIDA (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) are in focus and the immigrants admitted for residence in Sweden as decided by the Swedish government.