The Technologies and International Development Lab at Georgia Tech researches the practice, the promise, and the peril of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in social, economic, and political development. We study the risks and rewards of ICT systems for people and communities particularly within Africa and Asia. We explore issues of rights and justice in a digital age. And we examine new forms for inclusive innovation and social entrepreneurship enhanced through digital systems.

The T+ID Lab is an interdisciplinary community bringing together computer and social scientists with design and policy specialists. We collaborate directly with stakeholders outside of the Lab to critique technologies, invent new ones, and research how and why (or why not) ICTs can serve as a tool to empower, enrich, and interconnect.

Future Lab members: We are always looking to add new members to our team. Georgia Tech students (undergraduate to graduate) should contact us if they have a passion to truly impact the world and embrace working in interdisciplinary teams.

The T+ID Lab is directed by Dr. Michael L. Best, Professor, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology.