Our first 2 joint Phd students graduate!


PhD Public Defence: CARLYNN POKPAS

The public defence of the PhD in Media and Communication Studies by Carlynn Pokpas took place on Friday August 23, 2019 at University of the Western Cape.

This PhD is part of a cooperation agreement between the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

The PhD thesis is called “Exploring the Access, Usage and Perceptions of the ICT of Women in Marginalised Communities”.

Abstract- C Pokpas

Promotors: prof. Leo Van Audenhove, PhD (VUB) and Leona Craffert, PhD (UWC)

More information can be found on:

https://www.vub.be/events/2019/exploring-the-acces-usage-and-perceptions-of-the-ict-of-women-in-marginalised

PhD Public Defense: NATASHA KATUNGA

The public defence of the PhD in Media and Communication Studies by Natasha Katunga will take place on Friday August 23, 2019 at University of the Western Cape, Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville 7535, Republic of South Africa.

This PhD is part of a cooperation agreement between the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

The PhD thesis is called “Communicating for Development using Social Media: A Case Study of E-Inclusion Intermediaries in Under-Resourced Communities’”.

Abstract- N Katunga

Promotors: prof. Leo Van Audenhove, PhD (VUB) en James Njenga, PhD (UWC)

More information can be found on:

https://www.vub.be/events/2019/communicating-for-development-using-social-media-a-case-study-of-e-inclusion

This was truly a joyous celebration of our multi-year and multi-faceted collaboration with Flemish universities. Together we are united in our goal of deepening our understanding of digital inclusion and the types of social innovation interventions required to build our collective capacity to make a difference in the South African context and broader.

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