Texas A&M Sociology PhD student Apryl Williams spent over two months researching unequal access to the Internet and Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in North Kivu during the summer of 2015. Besides studying digital inequality, otherwise known as the “digital divide,” Apryl also had the opportunity to attend the Congo Peace Center’s dialogue in Lubero while in-country. Upon returning to the United States, she was invited to present her research—“Exploring Culture and ICTs in the Democratic Republic of Congo”—at the American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting in Chicago. Apryl now works for the Center as a research associate.
She was selected to present her research at USAID’s Innovation Marketplace at TechCon in Fall 2016.
- Digital Inequality and Communication Technology in the DRC, Global Innovation Exchange, Innovation Marketplace, 8 July 2016.
- (NEWS!) “Lubero Peace Dialogue”, 17-19 June 2015