Program Updates


Celebrating ten years of success at SIRCA!

Posted on Jan 5th, 2018

Dear SIRCA community,

We are delighted that SIRCA Annual Report 2017 has been published!

This special issue features SIRCA III programme progress on both the theoretical and empirical projects, final publication workshop held in conjunction with IFIP 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and the excellent achievements…

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SIRCA Semi-Annual Report 2016/17 is here!

Posted on Mar 6th, 2017

SIRCA Semi-Annual Report for 2016-17 has been published. It features updates on the Empirical Principal Investigators, their projects, Collaboration Workshop held in conjunction with ICTD 2016 at Michigan USA, SIRCA community achievements and our future plans. You may access the report by clicking on the image…

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Open Development Paper by SIRCA III PIs Reilly & Juan published in GMJ-CE

Posted on Sep 27th, 2016

A paper titled “Intermediation in Open Development: A Knowledge Stewardship Approach” by SIRCA III Principal Investigators, Katherine Reilly and Juan Alperin, was published in the Global Media Journal -- Canadian Edition (GMJ-CE).
Open Development (OD) is a subset of ICT4D that studies the potential of…

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SIRCA Annual Report 2015/16 is here!

Posted on May 24th, 2016

SIRCA Annual Report for 2015-16 is published. It features the Theoretical and Empirical Principal Investigators, their projects, the happenings of SIRCA III programme, SIRCA community achievements and our future plans. You may access the report by clicking on the image…

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Fully funded course/workshop: Broadband Policy IIT Delhi

Posted on May 24th, 2016

LIRNEasia & Bharti School of Telecommunications Technology and Management

19- 22 August 2016 - IIT Delhi



The objective of the four-day residential course is to produce discerning and knowledgeable consumers of research who…

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Open Development Paper by SIRCA III Programme Leads Caitlin Bentley and Arul Chib published in EJISDC

Posted on May 20th, 2016

Assessing the field of open development
A paper titled “The Impact of Open Development Initiatives in Lower and Middle Income Countries: A Review of the Literature” by Research Associate Caitlin Bentley and Director Arul Chib was accepted for publication in the Electronic Journal of Information Systems in…

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SIRCA I Principal Investigator Grace Mirandilla recently launched Philippine Broadband: A Policy Brief

Posted on Mar 11th, 2016

The policy brief authored by Ms Grace is about Philippine broadband service, its real and potential benefits, problems and challenges, and recommendations on how to address them. It is the result of independent research with inputs from a roundtable discussion with key stakeholders.

Ms Grace, the inaugural batch of…

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SiRC congratulates Pham Huu Ty on his promotion!

Posted on Mar 11th, 2016

SiRC congratulates Pham Huu Ty, a principal investigator of the SIRCA I programme, has been promoted as the Head of Department for the International Cooperation and Science-Technology at Hue University for Agriculture and Forestry (HUAF), Vietnam, prior to which he was a lecturer at the Faculty of Land Use and…

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IT for Change: Call for Research Consultants in Sri Lanka and Malaysia for UNESCAP study on gender and e-government

Posted on Nov 25th, 2015

IT for Change is working on a short-term research project in partnership with UNESCAP, on gender and e-government in the Asia-Pacific. This project, which started in January 2015, has focused on undertaking case studies of gender-responsive e-government initiatives in the areas of e-service delivery, ICT-enabled…

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IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film – Volume 1 – Issue 1 by Ezmieralda Melissa

Posted on Oct 27th, 2015

Ezmieralda Melissa (Indonesia), SIRCA II Principal Investigator has contributed to the IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication, and Film on Social Media Empowerment: How Social Media Helps to Boost Women Entrepreneurship in Indonesian Urban Areas. The journal was closely related to her research study done during SIRCA…

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A Team came together to build an App so you never miss out on Tracking your Child’s Health

Posted on Oct 26th, 2015

SIRCA II Principal Investigator, Rajesh Kumar Chandwani (India) came together with his collaborator, Neha Kumar and created a new app called Babysteps. Being a pediatrician, Rajesh knew the challenges faced in the field, as many pediatricians cannot give more than seven minutes of their time to one child on an…

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SIRCA III Theory Workshop, Sep 30 – Oct 1 2015, India

Posted on Oct 8th, 2015

To kick-start the SIRCA III programme and address the first objective of SIRCA: “Developing cross-cutting inter-disciplinary Open Development theory”, one member of each team is invited to attend a theory building workshop in Bangalore on 30th September – 1st October 2015. For the workshop, SIRCA hopes to…

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DL4D – Call for Proposals

Posted on Sep 21st, 2015


Call for Proposals

We are pleased to announce a call for proposals for research on digital learning innovation in developing countries in Asia. Four priority research themes have been identified: MOOCs or massive open online courses; Intelligent Tutoring Systems;  Digital Game-Based Learning; and…

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SIRCA Recipient Grace Mirandilla Santos featured for her study on the impact of slow and expensive Internet

Posted on Aug 24th, 2015

PH Internet users ‘paying more’ for slow connection speed – study

Former SIRCA member and current LIRNEasia research fellow Grace Mirandilla Santos is bridging the research-policy gap in the Philippines by playing a leading role in getting the new rules on broadband quality approved.
"INTERNET users in the…

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Posted on Jul 29th, 2015

Deadline for Proposals June 19, 2015
SiRC announces the SIRCA III research grant award focused on cross-cutting theoretical frameworks in the area of Open Development. SIRCA III will fund two-year research projects led by teams of two senior researchers and/or practitioners investigating open development topics in…

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CfPs, Grants and Conferences – January 2014

Posted on Jan 17th, 2014

Happy new year to the SIRCA community!

This is an attempt at a new regular news feature for SIRCA PIs to keep track of various CfPs, conferences and calls that we hear of. If you've heard of a CfP or conference you'd like us to feature here, please email Krish with details.
Call for Book Chapters
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PI Regina Hechanova in Cyberpsychology Journal

Posted on Aug 19th, 2013

SIRCA I Principal Investigator Regina Hechanova has a published co-authored paper in the latest issue of the prestigious Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking journal.

Her paper, titled "Problem Severity, Technology Adoption, and Intent to Seek Online Counseling Among Overseas Filipino Workers " appears…

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Call for Applications – ISIF Asia 2014

Posted on Jul 25th, 2013

Grant applications for 2014 by ISIF Asia are now open from 10 June to 9 August 2013.

The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF) is a competitive grants program that provides seed funding for creative solutions to development needs in the Asia Pacific region in the area of information and communication…

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PI Kabran Djane Presentation at IFORD Colloquium

Posted on Dec 11th, 2012









On 21 November 2012, Principal Investigator Kabran Djane presented in the colloquium of IFORD (The Pan-African Institute in Demographic Training) held from 19-23 November 2012 in Yaounde, Cameroon. There were more than 150 participants…

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SIRCA Annual Report 2011/12 is here!

Posted on Dec 4th, 2012

SIRCA Annual Report for 2011-12 is published. It features the fifteen Principal Investigators, their projects, Collaborators, programme achievements and our future plans.  Please find the report here, along with two previous…

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