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An IITPSA Eastern Cape Chapter Women’s Month Event Leveraging ICTs in the Fight Against the Covid-19 Pandemic

August 26 @ 18:00 - 19:00

The Eastern Cape Chapter of the IITPSA invites all our members to a highly relevant presentation by Professor Darelle van Greunen of the Nelson Mandela University Centre for Community Technologies (CCT). We would like to issue a special invitation to women in IT to attend this virtual event held during Women’s Month, to hear the words of an outstanding woman in IT.

This presentation by Professor Darelle van Greunen of the Nelson Mandela University Centre for Community Technologies (CCT) will assess how ICTs can be leveraged in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

As the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues to spread globally, various African governments have imposed sweeping measures such as travel bans, curfews, prohibition of mass gatherings, mandatory quarantines, closure of learning institutions, entertainment spots and borders to curb the pandemic. Some of these measures have boosted the use of digital technologies.

During this webinar, Prof van Greunen will share experiences in developing appropriate solutions to respond to the pandemic.  Insights into multi-disciplinary workstreams across continents, and the work of public-private-partnerships in support of fighting the pandemic will also be shared.


Professor Darelle van Greunen

Professor van Greunen leads a research, engagement and innovation group at the Nelson Mandela University ‘s Centre for Community Technologies (CCT). The CCT integrates transdisciplinary research and innovation with community engagement through the development and implementation of apps and other smart technologies that enable the advancement of education, health, rural and social development, particularly in low-income communities. This is combined with training, networking and policy analysis and advice.  Prof van Greunen is a Fellow of the Discovery Foundation and holds an Honorary Professorship from Amity University in India.

Over the past six years, Prof van Greunen and her team of change-maker researchers have won various awards and international acknowledgment for their ground-breaking research and application development within the African context, thus realising her vision of “ICT solutions for Africa, by Africans, in Africa”. One of these awards is the United Nations Award for Innovation supporting the Sustainable Development Goals.

Date: Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Time: 18h00 to 19h00

Venue: This is an online event


To register click here. Once registered, a password to join the event will be emailed to you.


August 26
18:00 - 19:00


Alice Khumalo
+27113151319 / +27876551679