Dhanaraj Thakur

Dhanaraj Thakur

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Biography

Dhanaraj Thakur is a Jamaican citizen, currently studying for a PhD student at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA), where his research focus is on ICT policy in developing countries. Using a variety of methodologies, he has worked on several ICT4D-related research projects (such as ICTs and political participation, telecentre sustainability, and telecommunications policy reform) in Jamaica, Liberia, and Kyrgyzstan among others. Mr Thakur has undergraduate degrees in computer studies (University of Technology, Jamaica), international relations (University of the West Indies, Jamaica), and a graduate degree in development studies (London School of Economics). Prior to commencing his doctorate studies, he worked with several government agencies and NGOs in Jamaica in the area of community development, to support both the planning and implementation of social and infrastructure projects. Mr Thakur currently volunteers with various development-oriented groups in Atlanta.