Author: Pete Cranston

Pete Cranston is an ICT, Communication and New Media specialist, with long experience as a facilitator and trainer. His early career was in international and UK education, working with adults and 16 -19 year olds, and for the past 14 years he has worked in the 3rd sector, mainly in International Development. A seasoned manager of organisational IS&T and ICT development programmes, he has worked for five years as an independent consultant supporting strategic planning, organisational communication, research, evaluation and knowledge management. A significant part of his work has been with telecentres and local content exchange while his most recent research has been into global social media trends, with special reference to health communications, and the impact of convergent mobile technologies in rural development. For the past three years advising and training in web 2.0 technologies and interactive media, at both strategic and practical application levels, has taken up an increasing proportion of his work.

Development linked research data

18 February 2013

HSNP Blog Posts

In this post, Pete Cranston looks at how data is used by the Hunger Safety Net Programme in Kenya, exploring how its innovative and technological application has the potential to provide significant benefits for consumers of development research.

Opening up research data

25 January 2013

ihub Blog Posts

Open data on the web makes it possible to take information on research from many sources, and to generate ‘mash-ups’ that make it available in different places, on different platforms, and in ways that support action and impact.