Gertjan van Stam

Professional and academic with broad exposure within many contexts, cultures, communities and management systems. Global experience in cultures, technologies, engineering, social systems, and sustainable progress. Personal strengths include strong analytical and holistic, transdisciplinary conceptualization skills, linked with results focus and hands on action, sustained through collaboration. Strong developed interpersonal skills and broad networking experience. Lived in urban and rural areas, in Belgium, India, Netherlands, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

At present, Gertjan van Stam is Research Fellow at the Science and Industrial Technology Development Centre (SIRDC) in Zimbabwe, among other volunteering activities. He has been involved with strategic developments in ICT in Africa since 1987, holds an Doctor of Philosophy from Tilburg University (Humanities, Cultural Studies) and a Master of Technology (MTech, cum laude) from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (RSA). 

In his research, Gertjan deploys ethnographic analysis on the displacement of technology and meaning making in an African place. Using African communities as extended case studies, he discusses the importance of studying the cognitive and epistemological connection between technology and culture in a holistic manner. Gertjan’s goal is to engender recognition of indigenous progress in disenfranshised communities and to identify and inspire local talent. He proposes conceptual frameworks that moves the discourse on technology and culture to a more nuanced continuum and inclusive narrative that celebrate diversity/pluralism in meaning making, knowledge production and dissemination. He disseminates his deductions in person and writings within local, national and international settings, with all community deposits freely available at this site http://www.vanstam.net/gertjan-van-stam

Communications: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Google Scholar, Skype: gertjan_van_stam, Telephone: +263776638773, E-mail: gertjan [at] vanstam.net

Publications (authors are in alphabetical order):

Books

  1. Reflections: A Narrative A Narrative on Displacement of Technology and Meaning in an African Place. Gertjan van Stam (2017), Macha, Harare, Tilburg: Gertjan van Stam
  2. e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. Tegawendé Bissyande and Gertjan van Stam, Eds. (2014), London: Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-08368-1
  3. A Strategy to make ICT accessible in rural Zambia: A case study of Macha. Gertjan van Stam (2013), Port Elizabeth: Gertjan van Stam
  4. Placemark. Gertjan van Stam (2011), Macha: Gertjan van Stam, ISBN: 978-90-817939-0-2

Book Chapters

  1. Oratio: A Framing of Knowledge in the Context of Technology and Academia. Munyaradzi Mawere and Gertjan van Stam (2017), in M. Mawere & T. R. Mubaya (Eds.), African Studies in the Academy. The Cornucopia of Theory, Praxis and Transformation in Africa? (pp. 251–264), Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG.
  2. The Coming-of-Age of Super-Colonialism. Gertjan van Stam (2017), in M. Mawere & T. R. Mubaya (Eds.), African Studies in the Academy. The Cornucopia of Theory, Praxis and Transformation in Africa? (pp. 13–40), Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG.
  3. Tracing the Emergence of ICT-Enabled Human Trafficking for Ransom. Mirjam van Reisen, Zecarias Gerrima, Eyob Ghilazghy, Selam Kidane, Conny Rijken, and Gertjan van Stam (2017), in R. Piotrowicz, C. Rijken, & B. H. Uhl (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking (pp. 146–156), London: Routledge, ISBN: 978-1-138-89206-4
  4. Unveiling Orientalism in Foreign Narratives for Engineering for Development that Target Africa. Gertjan van Stam (2016), in Munyaradzi Mawere (Ed.), Development Perspectives from the SOUTH. Troubling Metrics of [Under-]development in Africa, Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG, ISBN: 978-9956-764-97-6
  5. Pillage, Plunder and Migration in Africa: On the Expatriation of Riches and Remittances. Munyaradzi Mawere and Gertjan van Stam (2016), in Munyaradzi Mawere (Ed.), Development Perspectives from the SOUTH. Troubling Metrics of [Under-]development in Africa, Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG, ISBN: 978-9956-764-97-6
  6. Ubuntu as Communal Love: Critical Reflections on the Sociology of Ubuntu and Communal Life in sub-Saharan Africa. Munyaradzi Mawere and Gertjan van Stam (2016), in Munyaradzi Mawere & Ngonidzashe Marongwe (Eds.), Politics, Violence and Conflict Management in Africa: Envisioning Transformation, Peace and Unity in the Twenty-First Century, Langaa RPCIG, Bamenda, ISBN: 9789956763542
  7. African Engineering and the Quest for Sustainable Development: Levelling the Ground for all Players. Munyaradzi Mawere and Gertjan van Stam (2016), in Munyaradzi Mawere & A. Nhemachena (Eds.), Theory, Knowledge, Development and Politics: What Role for the Academy in the Sustainability of Africa? Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG, ISBN: 9789956763641
  8. Maslow’s Theory of Human Motivation and its Deep Roots in Individualism: Interrogating Maslow’s Applicability in Africa. Munyaradzi Mawere,T. R. Mubaya, Mirjam van Reisen, and Gertjan van Stam (2016), in Munyaradzi Mawere, A. Nhemachena (Eds.) Theory, Knowledge, Development and Politics: What Role for the Academy in the Sustainability of Africa?, Langaa RPCIG, Bamenda, ISBN: 9789956763641
  9. Paradigm Clash, Imperial Methodological Epistemologies and Development in Africa: Observations from rural Zimbabwe and Zambia. Munyaradzi Mawere and Gertjan van Stam (2015), in Munyaradzi Mawere, T. Mwanaka (Eds.) Development, Governance, and Democracy: A Search for Sustainable Democracy and Development in Africa, Langaa RPCIG, Bamenda, ISBN 978-9956-763-00-9
  10. Ubuntu and Peace: Without a Mother, there is no Home. Gertjan van Stam (2014), in M. van Reisen (Ed.) Women's Leadership in Peace-Building: Conflict, Community and Care, Africa Words Books, Trenton, NJ, ISBN: 978-1-59221-994-0
  11. Gertjan van Stam (2011), in J. Geelhoed and S. Samhoud (2011), Be Useful. Netherlands: Academic Service, ISBN: 978-90-52618-39-5
  12. Gertjan van Stam (2010), in S. Samhoud (2010), The World into Connection. Utrecht: &Samhoud

Keynotes / Invited Addresses

  1. Decolonizing Science: Switching the Paradigm to 'Community', University of the Western Cape (UWC), Cape Town, South Africa, 6 Nov 2017
  2. African Engineering Agency and the Informatisation of the World.The case of Big Data and Information and Communication Technologies, EAI International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa (ACRID 2017), Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 20 Jun 2017
  3. Orientalism Embedded in Foreign Narratives of Technology for Development, Chinhoyi University of Technology, 1st Institutue of Lifelong Learning and Development Studies International Conference, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, 2 Aug 2016
  4. African Engineers and the Quest for Sustainable Development: Levelling the Ground for all Players, IEEE PES Power Africa Conference, Livingstone, Zambia, 1 Jul 2016
  5. Experience of Providing Wireless Access to Rural Communities, South African Department of Science and Technology and the European Union, Pretoria, South Africa, 12 Feb 2013
  6. The Unfolding Revolution in Education, Association of Computer Teacher Zimbabwe (ACTZ), Harare, Zimbabwe, 11 Feb 2013
  7. Towards an Africanised expression of ICT, Africomm 2012, Yaounde, Cameroon, 12 Nov 2012
  8. Is Technology the Solution to the World’s Major Social Challenges?, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2012, Seatlle, WA, USA, 23 Oct 2012  (keynote) (recording)
  9. Observations from rural Africa: An engineer involved in ICTs and critical ethnography in Macha, Zambia” UCSB Center for Information Technology and Society Lecture Series, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.
  10. Pervasive / Ubiquitously ConnectedIEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications (ICPCA2011), Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 20 Oct 2011

Papers

  1. An Introspective, Strategic Narrative on Living Research on Technology and Community in an African place. Gertjan van Stam (2017), in Strategic Narratives of Technology and Africa, 1-2 Sep 2017, Funchal, Madeira. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  2. mMoney Remittances: Contributing to the Quality of Rural Health Care. Harry Fulgencio, Antony Otieno Ong’ayo, Janneke van Dijk, Mirjam van Reisen, and Gertjan van Stam (2016), in Africomm 2016, 6-7 Dec 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  3. The Shortcomings of Globalised Internet Technology in Southern Africa. David Johnson and Gertjan van Stam (2016), in Africomm 2016, 6-7 Dec 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  4. Africa’s Non-inclusion in Defining Fifth Generation Mobile Networks. Gertjan van Stam (2016), in Africomm 2016, 6-7 Dec 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  5. ICT Training in Rural Zimbabwe: The Case of Murambinda Works. Joseph Bish, Simbarashe Bishi, Gertjan van Stam (2016), 1st Institute of Lifelong Learning and Development Studies International Research Conference, Chinhoyi University of Technology, 2-5 August 2016, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  6. Orientalism Embedded in Foreign Narratives of Technology of Development. Gertjan van Stam (2016), in 1st Institutue of Lifelong Learning and Development Studies International Conference, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe. Invited Conference Paper.
  7. The Potential for use of TV White Spaces for the Internet in Zimbabwe. Fred Gweme and Gertjan van Stam (2016), in 1st Institute of Lifelong Learning and Development Studies International Conference, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  8. E-Waste in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Fred Gweme, Hasha Maringe, Luka Ngoyi, and Gertjan van Stam, in 1st Institute of Lifelong Learning and Development Studies International Conference, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  9. An African View on Migration and an Alternative Understanding of Remittances. Gertjan van Stam (2016), in GAIC, The Hague, the Netherlands. Invited Conference Paper.
  10. Experience in Research and Development in rural Zambia and Zimbabwe. Gertjan van Stam (2014), in RAE Worshop-4 'Enriching Engineering Education’, Harare, Zimbabwe. Invited Conference Paper.
  11. Framing "ICT Access in Rural Africa. Gertjan van Stam (2014), in 11th CIRN Conference, Prato, Italy. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  12. Community-Enabled Networks: Macha Works and its Strategy for ICT Access in Rural Areas. Gertjan van Stam (2014), in Participatory Networks Workshop at PDC 2014, Windhoek, Namibia. Invited Conference Paper.
  13. Review of an African Rural Internet Network and related Academic InterventionsDarelle van Greunen and Gertjan van Stam (2014), Journal of Community Informatics, vol. 10, no. 2. Peer-reviewed Journal Article.
  14. Thoughts on African Content and Implementation Strategies involved in ICT Access in (rural) Africa. Gertjan van Stam (2014), in HSRC, Seminar Series, Pretoria, South Africa.
    Invited Conference Paper.
  15. Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers. Gertjan van Stam (2014), in National Dialogue on ICT for Education for Sustainable Development, Juliasdale, Zimbabwe. Invited Conference Paper.
  16. African Engineering and Colonialistic Conditioning. Gertjan van Stam (2013), in Fifth International Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2013), Blantyre, Malawi. Invited Conference Paper.
  17. Circumstances and Experiences concerning Education for Innovation. Gertjan van Stam (2013), in Computer Society of Zimbabwe Summer School “ICT – Creating Africa’s Quantum Leap,” Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Invited Conference Paper.
  18. Sustainable ICT4D in Africa: Where Do We Go From Here? Daouda Ahmat, Tegawendé Bissyande, Jaques Klein, Yves Le Traon, Jonathan Ouoba, and Gertjan van Stam (2013), in Fifth International Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2013), Blantyre, Malawi. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  19. Power Instability in Rural Zambia, Case Macha. David Johnson, Consider Mudenda, Lisa Parks, and Gertjan van Stam (2013), in Fifth International IEEE EAI Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2013), Blantyre, Malawi. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  20. Assessing the potential of eAgriculture in Zimbabwe. Joseph Bishi, Attlee Gamundani, and Gertjan van Stam (2013), in Fifth International IEEE EAI Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2013), Blantyre, Malawi. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  21. Progressing Services in African Mobile Networks utilizing Big Data Research. Gary Brooking, Gilford Hapanyengwi, Solomon Kembo, and Gertjan van Stam (2013), in Fifth International IEEE EAI Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2013), Blantyre, Malawi. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  22. Thought Leadership in e-Governance, e-Infrastructure, and e-Business in Africa. Gertjan van Stam (2013), in Fifth International Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2013), Blantyre, Malawi. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  23. Building capacity for remote, rural knowledge exchange: a global health collaboration. K. Afari-Dekyi, E. Ansotinge, J. Antwi, L. Chifwaila, F. Fraser, A. C. Mason, P. Moyo, Consider Mudenda, C. Turner, G. Urquhart, J. M. Vallis, Gertjan van Stam, and A. Wales (2013), in NHSScotland Event, Glasgow, Scotland. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  24. eLearning in Africa and the Opportunity for Innovative Credentialing. Gertjan van Stam (2013), in Fifth International Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2013), Blantyre, Malawi. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  25. Inclusive Community Engagement in Social Innovation, case Africa. Gertjan van Stam (2013), in Fifth International Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2013), Blantyre, Malawi. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  26. MOOCs, An Opportunity for African Influence in Western Civilisation? Gertjan van Stam (2013), in eLearning Africa, Windhoek, Namibia. Invited Conference Paper.
  27. A Novel Model for Academic, Transcultural, and Global ICT Education, employing the full potential of ICT, Alec Malichi, Gerard van Oortmerssen, and Gertjan van Stam (2013), in International Conference on ICT for Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  28. Stakeholder Theory and ICT in rural Macha, Zambia. Astrid Kroczek, Fred Mweetwa, Gertjan van Stam  (2013), in International Conference on ICT for Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  29. Experience of Providing Wireless Access to Rural Communities. Gertjan van Stam (2013), in Policy dialogue by the South African Department of Science and Technology and the European Union in partnership with the HSRC on ’Extending access and connectivity across rural communities in South Africa’, Pretoria, South Africa. Invited Conference Paper.
  30. Towards an Africanised Expression of ICT. Gertjan van Stam (2012), in Fourth International IEEE EAI Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2012), Yaounde, Cameroon. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  31. ICT Training in Rural Zambia, the case of LinkNet Information Technology Academy. Consider Mudenda and Gertjan van Stam (2012), in Fourth International IEEE EAI Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2012), Yaounde, Cameroon. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  32. Open BTS, a GSM experiment in rural Zambia. Jacqueline Mpala and Gertjan van Stam (2012), in Fourth International IEEE EAI Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2012), Yaounde, Cameroon. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  33. The Bandwidth Divide: Obstacles to Efficient Broadband Adoption in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa. Elizabeth Belding, David Johnson, Lisa Parks, Veljko Pejovic, Gertjan van Stam, and Mariya Zheleva (2012), International Journal Communications, vol. 6, pp. 2467–2491. Peer-reviewed Journal Article.
  34. Constraints for Information and Communications Technologies implementation in rural Zambia. David Johnson, Consider Mudenda, Veljko Pejovic, Austin Sinzala, Darelle van Greunen, and Gertjan van Stam (2012), in Fourth International IEEE EAI Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2012), Yaounde, Cameroon. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  35. Towards an IEEE Strategy in Social Innovation. Gertjan van Stam (2012), in IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, USA. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  36. Building Capacity for E-learning for Nurse Training in Zambia and Ghana: Appropriate Computer Technologies? K. Afari-Dekyi, E. Ansotinge, J. Antwi, L. Chifwaila, F. Fraser, A. C. Mason, P. Moyo, Consider Mudenda, C. Turner, G. Urquhart, J. M. Vallis, Gertjan van Stam, and A. Wales (2012), in Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for Developing Countries (AHT 2012), London, United Kingdom. Conference Paper.
  37. Oral Budgeting in rural Macha, Southern Province, ZambiaGertjan van Stam (2012), Anthropological Notebooks, vol. 18, no. 3, p. 41 − 46. Peer-reviewed Journal Article.
  38. Modeling and Practise of Integral Development in rural Zambia. Case Macha. Jasper Bets, Gertjan van Stam, and Anne-Marie Voorhoeve (2012), in Fourth International IEEE EAI Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2012), Yaounde, Cameroon. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  39. Community Radio Provides Elderly a Platform to Have Their Voices Heard in rural Macha, ZambiaFred Mweetwa and Gertjan van Stam (2012), Journal of Community Informatics, vol. 8, no. 1. Peer-reviewed Journal Article.
  40. Technology Retains Talent, Gertjan van Stam (2011), ICT-Update, vol. 62, pp. 4–6. Magazine Article.
  41. VillageShare: Facilitating content generation and sharing in rural networks. Elizabeth Belding, David Johnson, Veljko Pejovic, and Gertjan van Stam (2012), in Second annual Symposium on Computing for Development (DEV 2012), Atlanta, GA, USA. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  42. Network traffic locality in a rural African village. Elizabeth Belding, David Johnson, and Gertjan van Stam (2012), in Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, pp. 268–277, Atlanta, GA, USA. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  43. Information and Knowledge Transfer in the rural community of Macha, ZambiaGertjan van Stam (2013), Journal of Community Informatics, vol. 9, no. 1. Peer-reviewed Journal Article.
  44. Traffic Characterization and Internet Usage in Rural Africa. Elizabeth Belding, David Johnson, Veljko Pejovic, and Gertjan van Stam (2011), 20th international conference companion on World Wide Web, pp. 493-502. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  45. A Rural Implementation of a 52 Node Mixed Wireless Mesh Network in Macha, Zambia. Jonathan Backens, Gregory Mweemba, and Gertjan van Stam (2012), in E-Infrastructures and E-Services on Developing Countries (Africomm 2010), pp. 32–39, Maputo, Mozambique. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  46. Relatio: An Examination of the Relational Dimension of Resource Allocation. Kevin Sheneberger and Gertjan van Stam (2011), Economics and Finance Review, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 26 – 33. Peer-reviewed Journal Article.
  47. ePiano, a case of music education via internet in rural Zambia. Kristin Shoemaker and Gertjan van Stam (2010), in WebScience10, Raleigh, NC, USA. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  48. Macha Works! Gerard van Oortmerssen and Gertjan van Stam (2010), in WebScience10, Raleigh, NC, USA. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  49. Internet Usage and Performance Analysis of a Rural Wireless Network in Macha, Zambia. Kevin Almeroth, Elizabeth Belding, David Johnson, and Gertjan van Stam (2010), in 4th ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions, San Francisco, CA, USA. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.
  50. Opportunities and challenges of E-learning in Zambia: Experiences and Reflections. S. Banda, M. Labib, Juul Schurgers, and Gertjan van Stam, (2009), Medical Journal of Zambia, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 119–124. Peer-reviewed Journal Article.
  51. Bringing Internet connectivity to rural Zambia using a collaborative approach. Karel Matthee, Gregory Mweemba, Adrian Pais, Marijn Rijken, and Gertjan van Stam (2007), in IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2007), Bangalore, India. Peer-reviewed Conference Paper.

Working Papers, Abstracts and Briefing Notes

  1. Community networks in the African context: opportunities and barriers. Carlos Rey-Moreno, Josephine Miliza, Fred Mweetwa, Gertjan van Stam, David Johnson (2016), Nairobi, Kenya: AfriCHI (pp. 237–241)
  2. Terms of Endearment: sustainable ICT development. Gertjan van Stam (2013), Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa: HSRC
  3. Positioning of IEEE to validate Blended Learning, and Case Africa. Gertjan van Stam (2013), IEEE Board of Directors Ad Hoc Committee for Humanitarian Activities, Seattle, WA, USA
  4. Towards Positioning Gateway in the Education Revolution. Gertjan van Stam (2013), Harare, Zimbabwe: Gateway
  5. Connecting rural Zambia. Gertjan van Stam (2008), Lusaka, Zambia: CAZ
  6. An Inclusive World. Gertjan van Stam (2008), IEEE GOLDRush
  7. LinkNet Masterplan, Communications for rural Zambia. Gertjan van Stam (2006), Macha, Zambia: LinkNet
  8. Non-Monetary Incentives for Human Resource Retention in the Health Sector, Gertjan van Stam (2006), Lusaka, Zambia: EU

Book Contributions

  1. Futures of Technology in Africa. Gertjan van Stam (2010), in Jasper Grosskurth (2010), The Hague, the Netherlands: Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT), ISBN: 978-90-80961-30-2

Lectures, Presentations, Webinars

  1. eHealth, a Perspective from Masvingo. Computer Society of Zimbabwe Summerschool 2017, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 16 Nov 2017
  2. ICT in an African Place. University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, 6 Nov 2017 (presentation)
  3. Non-Western Culture. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Minor Global Health lecture series, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 14 Sep 2017 (presentation)
  4. Professional Health Education, a case of implementation of eHealth in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. ZIMA Conference, Harare, Zimbabwe (presentation)
  5. eHealth: Perspectives from Masvingo Province. Computer Society of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, 9 May 2017
  6. Icônes de Super-Colonialisme. Université de Ouagadougou I, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 8 Dec 2016
  7. Introduction to Cultural Diversity. Hanze University, Groningen, Netherlands, 5 Oct 2016
  8. Social/Political Rights, An African Toolkit. Amsterdam University College, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 14 Sep 2016
  9. Embodied and Disembodied Presence. Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands, 12 Sep 2016
  10. Cultural Diversity. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Minor Global Health lecture series, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 8 Sep 2016
  11. Murambinda Works. Chinoyi University of Technology, 1st Institutue of Lifelong Learning and Development Studies International Conference, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, 4 Aug 2016 (presentation)
  12. Towards an African Expression of ICT. University of Cape Town, through Skype in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 May 2016
  13. Remittances and Health, African Reality Check. Leiden University, Advisers Research Group Globalisation, Ageing, Innovation and Care (GAIC), The Hague, Netherlands, 15 Apr 2016
  14. Paradigm Clash. Carnegie Mellon University, Rwanda, Kigali, 9 Nov 2015
  15. Coloniality and the Big Five. Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo, 22-23 September 2015
  16. Cultural Diversity. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Minor Global Health lecture series, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 10 Sep 2015
  17. Contextual Strategy and Leadership, Africa's Big 5. Hospital Management Teams, Morgenster and Gutu Missions, Masvingo, Zimbabwe, 28 Aug 2015
  18. Health, ICT Enabled, case Brown Bag. Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Masvingo, Zimbabwe, 6 Aug 2015
  19. Paradigm Clash. Philips Research, Eindhoven, the Netherlandsm, 23 Jun 2015
  20. Paradigm Clash. University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 26 Feb 2015
  21. Paradigm Clash. University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa, 25 Feb 2015
  22. Exchange in Health Care between Europe and Africa - a critical perspective from Southern Africa. Tilburg University, Advisers Research Group Globalisation, Ageing, Innovation and Care (GAIC), Tilburg, Netherlands, 16 Jan 2015
  23. Vision and Overview on IEEE and Africa. IEEE Head Quarters, IEEE Management Team, Piscataway NJ, USA, 6 Jan 2015
  24. ZIMASSET and Opportunities for African ICT, What Shall We Be? Computer Society of Zimbabwe, Summerschool on IT-Governance: A Pillar for Development, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 14 Nov 2014
  25. Experience in Research and Development in (rural) Africa: Towards an African Expression of Technology. University of Zimbabwe, RAE Workshop 4 on Enriching Engineering Education in Southern Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe, 6 Nov2014
  26. An Introduction to Imperialism & Rural African Experiences. Amsterdam University College, Minor The Changing World of International Relations,  Amsterdam, Netherlands, 23 Oct 2014
  27. Social Innovation. Amsterdam University College, Minor HR and International Law, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 23 Oct 2014
  28. Social Innovation in Zimbabwe. University of Zimbabwe, Department of Engineering, Harare, Zimbabwe, 16 Sep 2014
  29. An introduction to Social Innovation in (rural) Africa. Erasmus University, Minor International Health & Tropical Medicine, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 26 Aug 2014
  30. Information and Communication Technologies and Rural Development, Informatising Zimbabwe. Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre (SIRDC), , Harare, Zimbabwe, 26 Jun 2014
  31. Research, Context and Implementation. University of Western Cape (UWC), Computer Science Dep., Cape Town, South Africa, 17 Apr 2014
  32. Thoughts on African content and implementation strategies involved in ICT access in (rural) Africa. Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa (HSRC),  Pretoria, South Africa, 5 March 2014, (paper)
  33. ICT, Health Care and Big Data. Medical and Health Expo - Digitalisation of Medical Industry Workshop, Harare, Zimbabwe, 4 Dec 2013
  34. ICT Opportunities in Development. African Agriculture/Health/Social Services. Computer Society of Zimbabwe Summerschool 2013, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 15 Nov 2013
  35. Liberating Technologies, from Research to Progress. Computer Society of Zimbabwe Summerschool 2013, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 14 Nov 2013
  36. African e-Learning, a Call for Exploring MOOCs and All. Technology For Teaching And Learning Forum 2013, Sandton, South Africa, 17 Oct 2013
  37. Lessons Learned from the African Culture: Global Impact?. International Symposium on Infectious Diseases in Resource Limited Environments in Africa, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2 Sep 2013
  38. An Introduction to Social Innovation. Via Skype. Sri Muthukumaran Institute of Technology, Chikkarayapuram, India, 18 Jan 2013
  39. Sustainable Progress in Rural Africa. Community Organisation Yaounde, Yaounde, Cameroon, 16 Nov 2012
  40. Observations from rural Africa: An engineer involved in ICTs and critical ethnography in Macha, Zambia, " UCSB Center for Information Technology and Society,  Santa Barbara, CA, USA, 7 Oct 2012, (paper)
  41. Need for Social Innovation. Via Webex. IEEE SIGHT, Webinar, 2 Jul 2012
  42. IT (in Healthcare) & African Culture: Best of Both Worlds?. Grenzenloos II, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 27 Jun 2012
  43. Context and Culture affect ICT deployment, a case from rural Africa. University of Tilburg, Tilburg, Netherlands, 27 Jan 2012, recording
  44. Internet Access in Rural Africa," IEEE Humanitarian Technology Webinar Series,  0 October 2011, WebEx (presentation) (recording)
  45. Informatizing Africa. Google, Mountain View, CA, USA
  46. Introduction to Ubuntu Culture. Erasmus University, Minor International Health & Tropical Medicine, Macha, Zambia, 7 Oct 2011 
  47. An Holistic Approach at Macha Works. Erasmus University, Minor International Health & Tropical Medicine, Macha, Zambia, 21 Sep 2011
  48. Presentation Series: Evolving of the Internet. University of Zambia (UNZA), Lusaka, Zambia, Jan-Mar 2011
  49. Providing infrastructure in rural Africa, and How Electricity is part of that! ITEC, Montoursville, PA, USA, 24 Apr 2010
  50. International Association of Mission Aviation (IAMA 2010), Tucson, AZ, USA, 19-23 April 2010
  51. Macha Works!, via Skype, ICT Delta, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 19 Mar 2010
  52. Investments in ICT transforms Rural Economy. Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, London, United Kingdom,10 Dec 2009
  53. Experience in ICT roll out in Rural Zambia, It is all about the Local Talent. Africomm 2009, Maputo, Mozambique, 3 Dec 2009
  54. Progress in African Rural Areas. IEEE, Zambia Section, Macha, Zambia, 22 May 2009
  55. A Vision for Sustainable Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Rural Areas. House of Chiefs, Lusaka, Zambia, 14 May 2009
  56. A Vision for Sustainable Progress in Rural Areas. Brethren in Christ Church, Macha, Zambia, 21 Feb 2009
  57. A Vision for Rural Telecommunications Connectivity in Zambia. Communications Authority of Zambia (CAZ), Lusaka, Zambia, 18 Dec 2008
  58. Rural Development with ICT as Key Enabler. Innovation Across Borders - Workshop: ICT as Catalysor for Social and Economical Development, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3 Dec 2008
  59. Have You Got What IT Takes @ Rural Africa? University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara, CA, USA, 23 Oct 2008
  60. Have You Got What IT Takes? Case: Village Turn Around in Rural Zambia with ICT as engine of change, IEEE Humanitarian Workshop, Boston, CT, USA, 18 Oct 2008, (recording)
  61. ICT in African Rural Areas. CodeCamp LA, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 25 Oct 2008
  62. Have You Got What IT Takes? BarCamp LA, Santa Monica, CA, USA, 25 Oct 2008

Posters

  1. Framing "ICT Access in Rural Africa. Gertjan van Stam (2014), in 11th CIRN Conference, Prato, Italy (paper) (presentation)
  2. Assessing the potential of eAgriculture in Zimbabwe. Joseph Bishi, A. M. Gamundani, and Gertjan van Stam (2013), in Fifth International IEEE EAI Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2013), Blantyre, Malawi (paper)
  3. Building capacity for remote, rural knowledge exchange: a global health collaboration. K. Afari-Dekyi, E. Ansotinge, J. Antwi, L. Chifwaila, F. Fraser, A. C. Mason, P. Moyo, Consider Mudenda, C. Turner, G. Urquhart, J. M. Vallis, Gertjan van Stam, and A. Wales (2013), in NHSScotland Event, Glasgow, Scotland (paper)
  4. Constraints for Information and Communications Technologies implementation in rural Zambia. David Johnson, C. Mudenda, V. Pejovic, A. Sinzala, Darelle van Greunen, and Gertjan van Stam (2012), in Fourth International IEEE EAI Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2012), Yaounde, Cameroon (paper)
  5. Progressing Services in African Mobile Networks utilizing Big Data Research. Gary Brooking, G. Hapanyengwi, S. H. Kembo, and Gertjan van Stam (2013), in Fifth International IEEE EAI Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2013), Blantyre, Malawi (paper)
  6. ICT Training in Rural Zambia, the case of LinkNet Information Technology Academy. Consider Mudenda and Gertjan van Stam (2012), in Fourth International IEEE EAI Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2012), Yaounde, Cameroon (paper)
  7. Modeling and Practise of Integral Development in rural Zambia. Case Macha, Jasper Bets, Gertjan van Stam, and A. Voorhoeve (2012), in Fourth International IEEE EAI Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2012), Yaounde, Cameroon (paper)
  8. Network traffic locality in a rural African village. Elizabeth Belding, David Johnson, and Gertjan van Stam (2012), in Fifth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, Atlanta, GA, USA (paper)
  9. ePiano, a case of music education via internet in rural Zambia. Kristin Shoemaker and Gertjan van Stam (2010), in WebScience10, Raleigh, NC, USA (paper)
  10. Macha Works! Gerard van Oortmerssen and Gertjan van Stam (2010), in WebScience10, Raleigh, NC, USA (paper)

Forums

  1. "Community Networks” in the African Context: Opportunities and Barriers, Panel, African conference for Human Computer Interaction (AfriCHI), Nairobi, Kenya, 24-25 Nov 2016, 
  2. Decolonising technology design. Panel. African conference for Human Computer Interaction (AfriCHI), Nairobi, Kenya, 24-25 Nov 2016, 
  3. The Future of Local Infrastructure. Panel. Commonwealth Telecommmunications Organisation, Forum 2015, Nairobi, Kenya, 16 Sep 2015
  4. International Colloquium on Women's Leadership in Peace Building, Leiden, Netherlands, 17-18 Oct 2014
  5. Best practices of Public private partnership in delivering Universal Service/access. Panel. 10th Forum on Telecom/ICT Regulation and Partnership in Africa (FTRA 2009), Lusaka, Zambia, 20 May 2009
  6. Public Private Partnerships (PPP) - Experience and lessons learned. Roundtable Discussion. 1st Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research,  Brussels, Belgium, 25 Mar 2009
  7. Technology Roadblocks. Panel. 1st Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research, Brussels, Belgium, 26 Mar 2009
  8. The Next Steve Jobs may be from Africa. Forum. South by South West Interactive (SXSW 2014), Austin, TX, USA, 7 Mar 2014
  9. Business Cases. Panel. Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC 2012), Seattle, WA, USA, 23 Oct 2012

Media

  1. A Perspective on Africa: Community is Key. Kathy Pretz, (2015), IEEE: The Institute
  2. Africa: Why Can’t the West Approach IT Delivery Like Local HIV Treatment? Kathryn Cave (2013), IDG Connect
  3. Why Macha Works Works. Kentaro Toyama (2011), ICT-Jester
  4. Gertjan van Stam @ ICT4D-Berlin 2010. Oliver Hanschke (2010) Berlin, Germany: GTZ
  5. Careers with Impact: van Stam. Tryengineering (2010), IEEE: IEEE-TV
  6. Gertjan van Stam: Macha’s Link to the WorldSusan Karlin (2009), IEEE: The Institute
  7. Helpende Hollander. Nederland Helpt (2007), EO (part 1,2)
  8. Werken in de haarvaten van Africa. Mark Wallet (2007), Reformatorisch Dagblad

Blogs and Columns

  1. Sociale Gerechtigheid. Gertjan van Stam (2014), Ubuntu Magazine, Woord en Daad
  2. http://edukator.nl/author/gertjan-van-stam/
  3. http://gertjanvanstam.blogspot.com/

Conferences

  1. Second EAI International Conference on Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas (InterSol2018), Kigali, Rwanda, 24-25 March 2018, keynote, forthcoming
  2. Computer Society of Zimbabwe (2017), Nov 2017, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  3. Strategic Narratives of Technology and Africa, Fungal, Madeira, 1-2 Sep 2017 (paper) (presentation)
  4. Zimbabwe Medical Association Scientific Congress and Health Expo, Harare, Zimbabwe 16-20 Aug 2017 (presentation)
  5. EAI International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa (ACRID), Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 20-21 Jun 2017 (keynote)
  6. Computer Society of Zimbabwe Harare Chapter function, Harare, Zimbabwe, 9 May 2017 (presentation)
  7. Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Jahresprogrammkonferenz 2017, Bern, Switzerland, 26 Apr 2017 (presentation)
  8. Africomm, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 6-8 Dec 2016 (general co-chair) (paper 1, 2, 3), (presentation 1, 2, 3)
  9. African conference for Human Computer Interaction (AfriCHI), Nairobi, Kenya, 21-25 November 2016 (co-chair proceedings) (briefing note) (forum 1, 2)
  10. Chinoyi University of Technology, 1st Institutue of Lifelong Learning and Development Studies International Conference, 2-5 August 2016, Chinoyi, Zimbabwe (keynote), (paper 1, 2), (presentation 1, 2)
  11. IEEE PES PowerAfrica Conference 2016, 28 June 28 - 2 July 2016, Livingstone, Zambia (keynote)
  12. Leiden University, Advisers Research Group Globalisation, Ageing, Innovation and Care (GAIC), 15 April 2016, The Hague, Netherlands (presentation) (paper)
  13. Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, Forum 2015, "A Strategy to make ICT accessible in rural Zambia", 14-16 September 2015, Nairobi, Kenya (presentation)
  14. Africon 2015, "Recognising African Achievements", 14-17 September 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (presentation)
  15. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Conference, "How Should Christian Schools Be Using The Internet", 2-4 September, Harare, Zimbabwe (presentation)
  16. Computer Society of Zimbabwe, Summerschool, 12-15 November 2014, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (presentation)
  17. University of Zimbabwe, RAE Workshop 4 on Enriching Engineering Education in Southern Africa, 6-7 November 2014, Harare, Zimbabwe (presentation)
  18. The Africa Works! Conference and International Colloquium on Women's Leadership in Peace Building, 16-17 October, Leiden, Netherlands (book chapter)
  19. 11th Prato CIRN Conference, 13-15 October, Prato, Italy (paper) (poster) (presentation)
  20. Participatory Networks Workshop at PDC 2014, 6 October, Windhoek, Namibia (paper)
  21. 8th International Workshop on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-poor Settings (INTEREST 2014), 5 - 9 May 2014, Lusaka, Zambia [extempore]
  22. National Dialogue on ICT for Education for Sustainable Development (ICT4ESD), Juliasdale, Zimbabwe (paper)
  23. Medical and Health Expo, Digitalisation of Medical Industry Workshop, 4 December 2013, Harare, Zimbabwe (presentation)
  24. Fifth International Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2013), 25–27 November 2013, Blantyre, Malawi [general chair] (keynote) (paper 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) (poster 1,2)
  25. Computer Society of Zimbabwe (2013), "ICT-Creating Africa's Quantum Leap", 14-15 Nov 2013, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (keynote) (paper) (presentation 1,2)
  26. Technology for Teaching and Learning Forum 2013, 17-18 October 2013, Sandton, South Africa (presentation)
  27. International Conference on ICT for Africa 2013 (ICT4Africa 2013), 20-23 Feb 2013, Harare, Zimbabwe (paper 1,2) (presentation 1,2)
  28. International Symposium on Infectious Diseases in Resource Limited Environments in Africa, 2 September 2013, Rotterdam, Netherlands (presentation)
  29. 8th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education & Training (eLearning Africa 2013), 25-28 May 2013, Windhoek, Namibia (paper)
  30. Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF 2013), 21-22 May 2013, Washington, DC, USA
  31. 4th International IEEE EAI Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2012), 12–14 November 2012, Yaounde, Cameroon (keynote) (paper 1,2) (poster 1,2)
  32. Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC 2012), 21-24 Oct 2012, Seattle, WA, USA (keynote) (recording) (paper) (forum)
  33. Conference at University of Edinburg, Edinburgh, Scotland
  34. Conference on health in Macha, Zambia
  35. 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), 22-27 July 2012, Washington DC, USA [extempore]
  36. Grenzenloos II (2012), 27 Jun 2012, Rotterdam, Netherlands (presentation)
  37. 6th International Workshop on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-Poor Settings (INTEREST 2012), 8-11 May 2012, Mombasa, Kenya [extempore]
  38. 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2012), 12-15 Mar 2012, Atlanta, GA, USA (paper) (poster)
  39. 2nd ACM Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM DEV 2012), 11-12 Mar 2012, Atlanta, GA, USA (paper) (presentation)
  40. The Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association Conference (SAMSA 2011), 28 Nov- 2 Dec 2011, Livingstone, Zambia (abstract)
  41. IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications (ICPCA2011), 20-21 October 2011, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (key note)
  42. 6th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education & Training (eLearning Africa 2011), 25-27 May 2011, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  43. 2nd International ICST Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2010), 25-26 November 2010, Cape Town, South Africa
  44. Conference on ICT for Rural Economic Development, 18-19 Nov 2010, Berlin, Germany (interview)
  45. 5th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education & Training (eLearning Africa 2010), 26-28 May 2010, Lusaka, Zambia (demo)
  46. International Association of Mission Aviation (IAMA 2010), 19-23 April 2010, Tucson, AZ, USA (presentation)
  47. Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, 10 Dec 2009, London, United Kingdom (presentation)
  48. 1st International ICST Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2009), 3-4 December 2009, Maputo, Mozambique (paper) (presentation)
  49. 10th Forum on Telecom/ICT Regulation and Partnership in Africa (FTRA 2009), 20-22 May 2009, Lusaka, Zambia (forum)
  50. Health Conference in Lusaka
  51. 1st Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research, 25-26 March 2009, Brussels, Belgium
  52. Innovation Across Borders, 3 Dec 2008, Rotterdam, Netherlands (presentation)
  53. IEEE Humanitarian Workshop, 18 Oct 2008, Boston, CT, USA (presentation)

Conference Program Committee

  1. Africomm 2016 (General Co-Chair)
  2. AfriCHI2016 (Proceedings Chair)
  3. IDIA2014
  4. ACCC2014
  5. Africomm 2013 (General Chair)

Education

  • PhD (2017), Tilburg University, Netherlands (thesis)
  • MTech (2014), Information Technology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Port Elizabeth, South Africa (dissertation)
  • BSc (1987), Electrical Engineering (telecommunications), Hogeschool Utrecht, locatie Hilversum, Netherlands

Residences

  • Zimbabwe (Harare since 2013 & Masvingo since 2015)
  • Zambia (Macha, 2003-2012)
  • Zimbabwe (Murambinda, 2000-2003)
  • India (Hydrabad, 3m, 2002)
  • Belgium (Brussels, 1993-1995)
  • Swaziland (Manzini, 7m, 1987)
  • Netherlands (1965-1993, 1995-2002)

Previous Vocations

  • Macha Works
  • Technical Director MIAM
  • PrivaCom
  • KPN

Affiliations

  • Research Fellow SIRDC
  • Research Fellow Macha Works
  • External PhD Student, Tilburg University
  • Senior Member IEEE
  • Member IEEE Board of Directors Ad Hoc Committee Africa
  • Member Research Group Globalisation, Ageing, Innovation and Care (GAIC)
  • Member Working Party ICT and Remittances

Related Publications


Biography

Gertjan lives in Zimbabwe. He has been involved with strategic developments in ICT in Africa since 1987. He is a Research Fellow at Zimbabwe's Science and Industrial Technology Development Centre. He holds an MTech (cum laude) from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and filed his PhD in Cultural Studies. His research is focused on the mechanism of engendering ICTs in (rural) Africa.
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