Prof Wallace Chigona


Professor, Information Systems, UCT’s School of IT
Wallace Chigona is a Professor in Information Systems at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is currently the Director of the Centre for ICT4D at the university of Cape Town and a co-Director of the Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA). His research focuses on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) policies and on the use of ICTs for human development. He has researched on how disadvantaged communities in different African countries use and are affected by ICTs. Prof Chigona has served on the editorial boards of Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC) as well as on the African Journal of Information Systems and is currently on the advisory board of EJISDC. Prof Chigona is rated as an Established Researcher by the South African National Research Foundation (NRF). He has collaborated on research projects with international scholars from Tanzania, Malawi, United Kingdom, Switzerland and other South African universities. Prof Chigona is currently the IFIP 9.4 Africa representative and a member of UNESCO/Netexplo Advisory Board. Previously, he served a board member of the Communication Policy Research South.