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Dr. Kutoma Wakunuma

Dr Kutoma Wakunuma is an internationally published scholar who works on issues of the role of technology in modern society. She holds a PhD in Information Communication Technologies and Development. She has served as a Research Fellow on the ETICA project which was looking at ethical issues of emerging ICT Applications. She has also worked as a Fellow on a CIGREF funded project which was identifying emerging ethical issues in information systems as well as looking at governance arrangements in the field. This was in addition to researching the ethical implications of social media in the field of Information Systems. She currently works as a Research Fellow on the CONSIDER project which is looking at Civil Society participation in research. Dr Wakunuma was also a Research Fellow attached to the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany under the Initiativkreis Ruhrgebiet where she was one of three awarded for outstanding research out of sixteen international Research Fellows commissioned on the Fellowship. She also teaches MSc and third year students Research, Ethics and Professionalism and Privacy and Data Protection respectively among others. She has been guest editor on the Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics and is a reviewer on some ICT journals.


Dr Wakunuma has an interest in understanding how modern technologies impact society both in the developed and developing world. Having worked in both these settings, she has also developed an interest in understanding the ethics of technologies in addition to how gender is implicated in their use. As technology is dynamic and always changing she also has an interest in researching emerging technologies, some of which work she has undertaken with the ETICA project.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n°321480

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Project type:
Collaborative project

Work program topics addressed:
SiS.2012.1.1.1-1: Governance frameworks for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

Start date:
February 2013
End date:
Feburary 2016


Dr. Robert Gianni

P. Goujon

Project Officer:
Giuseppe Borsalino

Budget :
€ 1 780 570