Policy Fellowship for Calum Handforth

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

Advisor (Digitalisation, Digital Health, and Smart Cities) at the UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation, and Sustainable Development.
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

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. How can governments better engage citizens in ensuring digital technologies work for their benefit (e.g. citizens assemblies)? 
  • 4. What models of regulation can we start to explore, to avoid the lag between explorations of digital and legislation? 
  • 4 Mar 2024 15:00

    Check into accommodation - Jesus College

    We have booked your accommodation at West Court, Jesus College. Check-in is from 3.00-10.00pm and check out at 10.00am.

    NB - At West Court, you can leave you bags at the Porters' Lodge before check-in and also on the day you check out to collect later.

    West Court, Jesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BL.
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    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi pick up at 08:30am on Tuesday morning to get to your first meeting.

  • 5 Mar 2024 09:00 – 09:20

    Meeting with Rebecca Brodie, Policy Fellowships Coordinator, Centre for Science and Policy

    r.brodie@jbs.cam.ac.uk

    Introduction 1:1 with CSaP to run through your programme.

    Gail's Bakery, 3 Station Sq, Cambridge, CB1 2GB.
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    Directions to next meeting: 5 minute walk.

  • 5 Mar 2024 09:30 – 10:30

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

    advait@microsoft.com

    Microsoft Research Cambridge, 21 Station Rd, Cambridge, CB1 2FB. Ask at reception.
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    Directions to next meeting: 20 minute walk.

  • 5 Mar 2024 12:00 – 13:00

    Meeting with Professor Jaideep Prabhu, Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise, Director of the Centre for India & Global Business (CIGB), University of Cambridge

    j.prabhu@jbs.cam.ac.uk

    Room W.620, Judge Business School, Trumpington Street CB2 1AG (ask at Reception)
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  • 5 Mar 2024 13:00 – 14:30

    Meeting with Nicky Buckley, Director, Fellowships and Networks, Centre for Science and Policy and Christian Neubacher, Policy Engagement Planning Coordinator, Centre for Science and Policy

    njb1010@cam.ac.uk c.neubacher@jbs.cam.ac.uk

    Lunch with CSaP's Nicky Buckley and Christian Neubacher at the Judge restaurant. Please meet in the Judge foyer.

    Judge Business School, Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1AG. Meet in foyer.
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    Directions to next meeting: 5 minute walk.

  • 5 Mar 2024 16:00 – 17:00

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

    alan.blackwell@cl.cam.ac.uk

    Computer Lab (William Gates Building), 15 JJ Thomson Avenue, CB3 0FD (ask at Reception)
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    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 17:10.

  • 5 Mar 2024 19:15 – 22:00

    Meeting with Dr Kate Parsley, Corporate Partnership Manager, Pembroke College

    kw211@cam.ac.uk

    Formal Hall at Pembroke College

    High Table dinner at Pembroke College. Your host will be Dr Kate Parsley, Bye-Fellow, Pembroke College. Dress code is business smart.

    Please meet Kate in the Porters Lodge at 7:15pm.

    You can call Kate's mobile if you have any problems on the day. (+44 7711 500519)

    Pembroke College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RF. Please meet at the Porter's Lodge. You can call Kate's mobile if you have any problems on the day (+44 7711 500519).
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  • 6 Mar 2024 09:00

    Check out of accommodation - Jesus College

    At West Court your can leave your bags at the Porters' Lodge on the day you check out to collect later.

    Directions to next meeting: 20 minute walk.

  • 6 Mar 2024 10:00 – 11:00

    Meeting with Professor Ying Jin, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism and Director, Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge

    yj242@cam.ac.uk

    Department of Architecture, 1-5 Scroope Terrace, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PX. Ask at reception.
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    Directions to next meeting: 5 minute walk.

  • 6 Mar 2024 11:30 – 12:00

    Meeting with Dr Caroline Khene, Digital and Technology Cluster Lead, Institute of Development Studies

    C.Khene@ids.ac.uk

    Zoom call with Caroline Khene https://www.ids.ac.uk/people/caroline-khene/

    Call to be taken from the CSaP office (10 Trumpington St).

    Topic: CSaP meeting: Calum Handforth & Caroline Khene
    Time: Mar 5, 2024 10:00 AM London

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://jbs-cam.zoom.us/j/84817878250?pwd=JuVDAj2aVrgcM1knMthvzzpJ7MKAMk.1

    Meeting ID: 848 1787 8250
    Passcode: 637000

    Zoom call, CSaP office, 10 Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1QA. Please ring (07817 293 197) to be let into the building.
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  • 6 Mar 2024 12:00 – 12:45

    Lunch break

  • 6 Mar 2024 12:45 – 15:10

    Meeting with Dr Christos Genakos

    c.genakos@jbs.cam.ac.uk

    Guest Speaker on Digital Health to the Technology Policy students doing their M.Phil at the Cambridge Judge Business School on 6 March at 1pm.

    Please meet Professor Genakos at reception area at 12:45 and he is going to escort you to the Lecture room 2 where the session is due to take place.

    They have also arranged some refreshments after the session and would be honoured to host you afterwards.

    Cambridge Judge Business School, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AG. Meet at reception.
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    Directions to next meeting: 5 minute walk.

  • 6 Mar 2024 15:15 – 16:00

    Meeting with Dr Jennifer Cobbe, Coordinator, Trust and Technology Initiative

    jc2106@cam.ac.uk

    CSaP office, 10 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA. Please ring (07817 293 197) to be let into the building.
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  • 6 Mar 2024 16:00 – 16:45

    Meeting with Professor Jennifer Gabrys, Professor of Media, Culture and Environment, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

    jg899@cam.ac.uk

    Zoom call with Professor Jennifer Gabrys, to be taken from CSaP office.

    Topic: CSaP meeting: Calum Handforth & Jennifer Gabrys
    Time: Mar 6, 2024 04:00 PM London

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://jbs-cam.zoom.us/j/84260136070?pwd=APpjan8cQrmO7WTSrvWr99EbNANqEy.1

    Meeting ID: 842 6013 6070
    Passcode: 038949

    Zoom call, CSaP office, 10 Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1QA. Please ring (07817 293 197) to be let into the building.

  • 6 Mar 2024 17:00 – 17:30

    Meeting with Rebecca Brodie, Policy Fellowships Coordinator, Centre for Science and Policy

    r.brodie@jbs.cam.ac.uk

    Wrap up meeting at CSaP with Rebecca Brodie and Valerie Nowak.

    CSaP office, 10 Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1QA.
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