Short CV

Ismael Peña-López

Public Policies for Development
School of Law and Political Science
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

Lecturer at the Open University of Catalonia, School of Law and Political Science, and also researcher at its Internet Interdisciplinary Institute and at its eLearn Center. PhD in the Information and Knowledge Society, BSc in Economics, MSc in Ecoaudit and Corporate Planning of the Environment and post-degree in Knowledge Management.

During 2014 he is on partial leave from the University to be in charge of the direction of the project of open innovation of the Fundació Jaume Bofill, whose goal is to rethink how knowledge is created and shared inside and outside of the organization.

He works on the impact of Information and Communication Technologies in Development. Specifically, his interests focus on the measurement of the evolution of digital economies and personal digital uptake (e-readiness, the digital divide), and the impact of ICT on development and its main institutions, especially in the field of ICTs and education and ICTs and democracy.

He was founding member and then director of the Development Cooperation Programme at UOC, where he mainly worked in the fields of e-learning for development and online volunteering. He is the editor of ICTlogy (ISSN 1886-5208).