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Tariq Zaman

Tariq Zaman is an associate professor in the School of Computing and Creative Media at the University College of Technology Sarawak, in Sibu, Malaysia. He has 20 years of experience working as a lecturer, researcher, consultant and development practitioner with Indigenous and underserved communities in Malaysia, Namibia, Timor-Leste and Pakistan. His research interests include Indigenous Knowledge Management (Governance), Community-based Co-design (HCI), Rural ICT, Community Informatics and ICT4D. His projects and research publications equally reflect the multiple voices of Indigenous wisdom and cultural understanding by converging local, scientific, traditional and cultural knowledge. He has been on panels at top-tier conferences such as the 2020 IFIP WG 9.4 European Conference, NordiCHI 2020, IFIP WG 9.4 2017 and the 26th European Conference on Information Systems. He was a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Culture & Computer Science (ICCCS-2017) Berlin and the 2nd AfriCHI (2018).

He also contributes his services for high-level policy formulation and currently is a member of the expert group for developing the Science and Technology Policy for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. He has been appointed as an associate fellow of the Malaysian Commonwealth Studies Centre, Trinity College, Cambridge and is a member of the international expert panel for evaluation of the Digital Futures Diversity and Inclusion Fund 2021, established by the Swedish Government-KTH and Stockholm University Sweden.

UCTS representative on the 2021 Community Network Grant Programme

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