Policy Fellowship for Calum Handforth

Calum Handforth, Advisor, UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation, and Sustainable Development. (view profile)

Calum is an Advisor (Digitalisation, Digital Health, and Smart Cities) at the UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation, and Sustainable Development.

Calum has led innovation, digitalisation, and smart cities programmes across the UK, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Calum has also worked on advising and scaling tech-driven enterprises, including start-ups focusing on connectivity, digital identity, and safety and security. Calum has drafted and led legislation, policy, and strategy to rollout digital initiatives; delivered connectivity programmes (3G, 4G, and 5G pilots); and led major behavioural science explorations. He has also led the development of service delivery initiatives such as chatbots, digital identity projects, and digital inclusion programmes. He has worked in local and national government, strategy consulting, and international development. Calum is also Co-Chair of the Digital Infrastructure Taskforce, part of the World Economic Forum’s G20 Working Group on Smart Cities, and a Panel Member of the Mayor of London's Infrastructure Advisory Panel.

Calum has an MSc in Epidemiology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), an MSc in Development Studies (London School of Economics) and a BA (Hons) in Politics (Queen Mary, University of London).

Questions

  • 1. How can governments ensure that digital technologies have the greatest benefit to their citizens?
  • 2. How can we provide channels for lower-income countries to shape the technical standards, processes, and norms for emerging technologies?
  • 3. What opportunities exist to shape meaningful collaborations between policy professionals and the digital industry, to find ways to align incentives?
  • 4. What models of regulation can we start to explore, to avoid the lag between explorations of digital and legislation?
  • 10 May 2022 15:00 – 15:00

    Check in to Accommodation

    Check-in at accommodation- West Court (Jesus College) from 3 PM

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  • 11 May 2022 08:30 – 08:45

    Introductory Meeting

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  • 11 May 2022 11:00 – 12:00

    Meeting with Dr Tanya Filer, Research Leader: Digital State, Bennett Institute for Public Policy

    tf239@cam.ac.uk

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  • 11 May 2022 12:15 – 13:00

    Meeting with Professor Sir Geoff Mulgan, Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation, UCL

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  • 11 May 2022 13:00 – 14:30

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    Judge Business School Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1AG
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  • 11 May 2022 15:00 – 16:00

    Meeting with Dr Laura Blackburn, Head of Science, PHG Foundation and Dr Colin Mitchell, Senior Policy Analyst - Law, regulation and digital technologies, PHG Foundation

    laura.blackburn@phgfoundation.org colin.mitchell@phgfoundation.org

    PHG 2 Worts Causeway, Cambridge, CB1 8RN

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  • 11 May 2022 16:30 – 17:30

    Meeting with Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

    jms33@cam.ac.uk

    University of Cambridge Department of Engineering Civil Engineering Building JJ Thomson Avenue 7a Cambridge CB3 0FA
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  • 12 May 2022 10:00 – 11:00

    Meeting with Professor Alan Blackwell, Professor of Interdisciplinary Design, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

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    Darwin College Silver St, Cambridge CB3 9EU
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  • 12 May 2022 12:15 – 13:00

    Meeting with Dr Gemma Burgess, Director of Research and Centre Director, Cambridge Centre for Housing Planning and Research (CCHPR), Dr Richmond Juvenile Ehwi, Research Associate, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge and Dr Hannah Holmes, Research Assistant, Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research

    glb36@cam.ac.uk rje52@cam.ac.uk hh529@cam.ac.uk

    Department of Land Economy 19 Silver Street Cambridge CB3 9EP
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  • 12 May 2022 14:30 – 15:30

    Meeting with Dr Sarah Morgan, Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

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    Clifford Allbutt Building Cambridge Biomedical Campus
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  • 12 May 2022 16:00 – 17:00

    Meeting with Professor Sir John Aston, Harding Professor of Statistics in Public Life, Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge Former Chief Scientific Adviser, Home Office

    jada2@cam.ac.uk

    Centre for Mathematical Sciences Wilberforce Road Cambridge CB3 0WA
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  • 12 May 2022 17:15 – 17:45

    Meeting with Dr Henry Shevlin, Senior Research Associate, Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge

    Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence 16 Mill Lane Cambridge CB2 1SB
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  • 13 May 2022 09:00 – 09:15

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    Check-out of West Court (Jesus College) by 10 am, luggage can be stored at CSaP

  • 13 May 2022 10:00 – 11:00

    Meeting with Professor Frank Kelly, Professor of the Mathematics of Systems, Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge

    f.p.kelly@statslab.cam.ac.uk

    Christ's College St Andrew's Street Cambridge CB2 3BU
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    10-12 minute walk to Judge

  • 13 May 2022 11:15 – 12:15

    Meeting with Professor Khaled Soufani, Director of Executive MBA Programme, Judge Business School University of Cambridge

    k.soufani@jbs.cam.ac.uk

    Cambridge Judge Business School Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1AG
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  • 13 May 2022 12:15 – 13:00

    Lunch Wrap-Up Meeting

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    Wrap-up meeting with Nicola Buckley

    Cambridge Judge Business School Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1AG
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  • 13 May 2022 13:15 – 13:45

    Meeting with Christina Hitrova, Research Associate with the Professorship for Law, Science, and Technology at the Technical University of Munich

    christina.hitrova@tum.de

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  • 13 May 2022 14:00 – 14:50

    Meeting with Professor Jim Norton, Chair, Digital Systems Engineering Community of Practice, Royal Academy of Engineering

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  • 13 May 2022 15:00 – 15:30

    Meeting with Dr Clarissa Rios Rojas, Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk

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    Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Level 1 16 Mill Lane Cambridge CB2 1SB
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  • 13 May 2022 15:45 – 16:15

    Meeting with Dr Advait Sarkar, Postdoctoral Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge

    advait@microsoft.com

    Coffee meeting with Advait-- rescheduling previous missed meeting

    Hot Numbers Coffee 4 Trumpington Street CB2 1QA
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  • 13 May 2022 16:15 – 17:00

    Meeting with Dr Steph Diepeveen, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR), Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge

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