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Project Senior Coordinator for What the Future Wants project at Tactical Tech.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science (Edinburgh Napier University, 2019)
Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Interactive Media Studies (Edinburgh Napier University, 2012)
areas of expertise: meaningful digital inclusion and digital participation; gender digital inclusion; digital youth; community engagement, development and education; SDGs, participatory and experiential methodologies.
recent roles and projects: ICT4D and Gender Digital Inclusion Research Fellow at the United Nations University, Researcher at the EQUALS-EU, Strategic Consultant in defining Digital Transformation in the European Youth Field at SALTO-PI, Researcher at the EU-Council of Europe Youth Partnership on Youth & AI, Founder of Digital Beez. Recent consultancy projects include Youth Digital Inclusion Workshop for the SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre (Georgia, 2021); Youth Digital Inclusion Training at NAYORA (Azerbaijan, 2021).
bio: Dr Alicja Pawluczuk is a digital inclusion thinker/doer. Since 2010, she has researched, co-designed, facilitated, and evaluated digital inclusion and education programmes internationally. Dr Pawluczuk has experience working both on high-level projects and publications (e.g. United Nations University, ITU, EQUALS-EU, Council of Europe) as well as smaller-scale community-led projects (e.g. digital literacy workshops, digital rights). The key areas of her expertise include digital youth inclusion, digital youth work, digital and data literacy. She has a track record of peer-reviewed publications and cross-disciplinary public engagement activities. Dr Pawluczuk’s research-informed a number of policy-making efforts and recommendations in the context of digital inclusion.
Dr Pawluczuk aims to cultivate authenticity, tolerance for ambiguity, critical thinking, and empathy in her work. Her research and community practice work are grounded in democratic, participatory, experimental, and interactive methodologies (both online and offline). In 2015, she founded a digital literacy collective called Digital Beez. She has worked with and learned from different groups considered at risk of socio-economic and digital exclusion.