Technologies and International Development Lab

Director: 
Michael Best
Faculty: 
Michael Best
Students: 
Harshil Shah, John D Britti, Daniel Nkemelu, Amy Chen, Saira Poonnen, Ciabhan Connelly, Arpit Mathur, Lillie Zhou, Max Karpawich, Matthew Lim

The Technologies and International Development Lab at Georgia Tech researches the practice, the promise, and the peril of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in social, economic, and political development. We study the risks and rewards of ICT systems for people and communities particularly within Africa and Asia. We explore issues of rights and justice in a digital age. And we examine new forms for inclusive innovation and social entrepreneurship enhanced through digital systems.

The T+ID Lab is an interdisciplinary community bringing together computer and social scientists with design and policy specialists. We collaborate directly with stakeholders outside of the Lab to critique technologies, invent new ones, and research how and why (or why not) ICTs can serve as a tool to empower, enrich, and interconnect.