Area of educational interest: All areas of education; passionately committed to the use of ICT to enable street children and people with disabilities to lead more fulfilled lives.
Why I’m involved in Education Fast Forward: To explore the future of education with others who are as passionate about it as I am.
Tim Unwin is Secretary General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (2011-2015) (http://www.cto.int) Chair of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (2009-2014), UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, and Emeritus Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London.
He has also served as Senior Advisor to the World Economic Forum’s Global Education Initiative and Academic Advisor to the Institute of Masters of Wine. Further to the above, he led the UK Prime Minister’s Imfundo initiative between 2001 and 2004.
Tim is interested in all areas of education and is passionately committed to the use of ICT to enable street children and people with disabilities to lead more fulfilled lives. His latest collaborative book, entitled simply ICT4D, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2009.
Education Fast Forward brings together some of the foremost thinkers about education in the 21st century to debate key issues of relevance to learners of all ages. There is never a dull moment when these people come together!