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Becky Faith

Research Fellow

Dr. Becky Faith is a Research Fellow and C0-Leader of the Digital and Technology cluster. Becky’s professional experience and research interests encompass gender and technology, mobile communication studies, human computer interaction and technology for social change.

Becky has fifteen years’ strategic and programme experience working in ICT4D and technology for human rights organisations. She started her career in digital start-ups, working on the UK’s first e-commerce platforms in the 1990s.

Becky’s PhD focused on the use of mobile phones by young women and she is an international expert in research and strategy on the use of mobile phones in marginalised communities. She has an MSc. in Technology Strategy and Policy Research from the Open University.

 

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Research

Project

Malala Fund ‘Full Force’ report research

Research for the Malala Fund ‘Full Force’ report: In the face of rapid technological change, how do we provide girls in low and middle-income countries with the digital skills, attitudes and abilities to thrive in the future labour market?

Project

Towards A More Gender-Inclusive Open Source Community

New research from the IDS Digital and Technology Cluster carried out for the Digital Impact Alliance explores the experiences of women working in open source communities that create software for the humanitarian and international development sectors. For over two decades, free and...

Project

Digital Development: IDS and DFAT InnovationXchange collaboration

This six month collaboration between the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's InnovationXchange (iXc) and the Digital and Technology cluster will strengthen DFAT’s capability to appropriately use technology to more effectively deliver aid outcomes, building on its existing...

Opinions

Opinion

What does it take to beat the gender gap in science leadership?

Complex global challenges can only be addressed through meaningful international collaboration and ‘integrated science’ which brings together scientists from different disciplines to co-construct knowledge. Yet the institutions which underpin these international collaborations are by and...

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Becky Faith & 2 others

29 March 2019

Opinion

Tackling online gender-based violence

Technologies such as mobile phones can exacerbate and magnify acts of violence against women and girls, and lead to a silencing of women’s voices online. To address this issue we must hold social media companies to account. Online gender-based violence (GBV) takes many forms including...

3 December 2018

Publications

Report

The Tanzania Mixed Methods Baseline Report – Executive Summary

In Tanzania, mNutrition is implemented through the ‘Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby’ (HPHB) SMS (text messaging) programme, which is part of the Wazazi Nipendeni mHealth platform (WN). The programme is run by the mHealth Tanzania public-private partnership, which was initiated in 2012 by...

15 February 2019

Report

The Ghana Mixed Methods Baseline Report – Executive Summary

This short report summarises and integrates the key findings from the initial data collection round of each evaluation component carried out between October 2016 and January 2017. We use the mNutrition theory of change (ToC) to examine the assumptions about causal links between outcomes and...

15 February 2019

Report

Ghana Mixed Methods Baseline Report, External Evaluation of Mobile Phone Technology-Based Nutrition and Agriculture Advisory Services in Africa and South Asia

This report summarises and integrates the key findings from the initial data collection round of each evaluation component carried out between October 2016 and January 2017. This report takes a theory-based approach and makes explicit use of the mNutrition theory of change (ToC) to structure...

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Inka Barnett & 10 others

1 February 2019

Becky Faith’s recent work