IEEE SSIT Distinguished Lecture: Professor Paul M Cunningham

mHealth4Afrika – Issues Associated with Co-Designing Technology Solutions for Resource Constrained Environments

Day & Date: Tuesday, 20th February, 2024
Time: 13:00pm-14:00pm (UK Time)
Organized by: IEEE PES Student Branch Chapter at The University of Manchester
Location: Oddfellows Hall-G.007

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Prof. Paul M Cunningham

Chair, IEEE UK and Ireland Section

Prof. Paul M Cunningham has over two decades’ experience collaborating with key stakeholder groups to co-design and implement ethical, impactful Sustainable Development related policy, research and innovation and implementation activities including international policy and research conferences hosted by African and European governments. Paul is affiliated with IUM (Namibia) and Wrexham Glyndwr University (Wales).

Paul is Executive Director of the not-for-profit policy and research IST-Africa Institute, a strategic collaboration with 18 African ministries and national councils responsible for Innovation, Science and Technology related policy, research, implementation and adoption. IST-Africa is supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, a member of United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) and recognized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) as a WSIS 2018 Prizes Champion.

As President & CEO, IIMC, Paul leads teams providing technological, strategic and policy expertise to national and international government organizations and research programs. Paul’s international, inter-disciplinary research track record was recognized by Enterprise Ireland (Irish Champion of EU Research – 2015, 2017).

A Distinguished Lecturer with IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, Paul is Past Director, IEEE Division VI; former President and VP Conferences, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology; and former Chair, IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee. Paul is Chair, IEEE UK and Ireland Section and Region 8 Climate Change Committee as well as serving on the IEEE in 2050, TAB Finance (TAB FinCom), Society and Council Review (SCRC), MGA Geographic Unit Operations Support (GUOS), and TAB Diversity and Inclusion Committees.