Networking for Development



Net4Dev offers strategic advice on how to use ICT as a tool for poverty reduction and social development. Clients range from international organizations and bilateral development agencies to government agencies and civil society organizations. Services offered include policy advice, strategy formulation, feasibility studies, needs assessments, monitoring, evaluation, research and video production.


Net4Dev combines a grounded, bottom-up development perspective with a holistic appreciation of global trends, thus offering a unique combination of social science and ICT. This translates into a dynamic appreciation of the role of ICT in modernization and globalization, based on an empirical understanding of the impact of ICT on development processes.


Net4Dev stands for Networking for Development. While recognizing and appreciating the value of all ICTs, from radio and television to computers, the main expertise is network technology: mobile telephony and the Internet.


Net4Dev was established in 2004 and is based in Stockholm Sweden. Net4Dev has a global clientele of development actors and draws on a transnational network of consultants.


Net4Dev is managed by Paula Uimonen, Executive Director. Associate Professor Paula Uimonen works as a University lecturer at the Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, Sweden. In 2011-2013 she served as Director of the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) at Stockholm University, Sweden.


Net4Dev is registered with the Swedish Tax Authorities (F-skatt & moms).


Contact details:


Allmogevägen 29

SE-177 57 Järfälla


tel: + 46 (0)8 580 811 59

e-mail: info(at) net4dev.se

Web: http://www.net4dev.se



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Paula Uimonen

Executive Director

Specialized in digital anthropology and ICT4D since the Internet became public and global in the mid-1990s.


Over 15 years of experience in ICT4D research as well as policy making and practice. Field experience from Southeast Asia and East Africa.

Author of Digital Drama. Teaching and learning art and media in Tanzania. Published by Routledge New York (2012)


The first ethnography of digital media in Africa, based on fieldwork in Tanzania. The first anthropological monograph to combine a printed book with a web site and hyperlinked e-book.

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