My activities with SIRCA dovetail nicely with the other work that I do with universities, especially in bringing academics, practitioners and beneficiaries together so that each can better understand the others‘ perspectives as they work towards a common set of goals. My mentoring opportunity in Bangladesh is heading in this direction and I am now advising the University of Dhaka on further activities relating to this topic.

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The SIRCA grant I received between 2009 and 2010 not only offered me a chance to research an under-researched yet significant area of ICTs in Cambodia, but also paved my way into a committed research and academic career. The SIRCA experience has both aided my admission into the PhD program at the University of Melbourne and inspired my research and academic vision within my current PhD program.

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