Chris Coward is the co-founder, Principal Research Scientist, and Director of the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School. Under his leadership, TASCHA has grown in size and scope, encompassing research in 50 countries. Chris specializes in designing research programs that improve policy and practice in the area of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and international development. Chris’s current interests include ICTs for employment and entrepreneurship, innovation spaces, digital inclusion, and impact evaluation and measurement. Much of his work focuses on the role of public libraries and civil society organizations in these areas. Chris holds a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Arts in International Studies, both from the University of Washington.
eBook: Connecting people for development
The rise of innovation spaces and implications for libraries
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Library assessment visit to the Philippines
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