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Ismael Peña López
Ismael Peña-López

Public Policies for Development
School of Law and Political Science
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

PhD in the Information and Knowledge Society. Bachelor in Economics. Master en ecoaudit and environmental planning. Specialist postdegre in Knowledge Management. DEA in Political Science.

His main field of interest is twofold. On one hand — and due to a personal philosophy of life — the aspects related with Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D): e-Readiness, the Digital Divide, ICTs in cooperation for development, nonprofit technology, online volunteering, e-Inclusion. On the other hand — and due to a professional engagement in the field — the aspects related with e-Learning and empowerment: digital capacity building and literacy, e-Portfolios, Open Access, Open Science, Access to Knowledge. When both ends meet, the conjunction is perfect.

Founding member and director for five years of UOC’s cooperation for development programme, mainly about e-learning for development. He is editor of ICTlogy.