At SIRCA, we aim to enhance information society research capacity in Africa, Asia and Latin America (the “Global South”) by supporting research that is scientific, replicable, generalizable, collaborative, and actionable. Find out more about SIRCA.

SIRCA I Principal Investigators’ Achievements

With the support of SIRCA, the Principal Investigators were able to go far academically, receiving fellowships, Ph.D Scholarships, and more. Read about their achievements here.

SIRCA Goes Global

After the success of SIRCA I with regional focus in Asia, SIRCA II expands to the emerging information society/ICTD researches of the Global South. Find out more about SIRCA II.



SIRCA organized a special session at the IFIP Conference, Jamaica in May 2013.

CfPs, Grants and Conferences – January 2014

Happy new year to the SIRCA community! This is an attempt at a new regular news feature for SIRCA PIs to keep track of various CfPs, conferences and calls that we hear of. If you’ve heard of a CfP or conference you’d like us to feature here, please email Krish…

PI Regina Hechanova in Cyberpsychology Journal

SIRCA I Principal Investigator Regina Hechanova has a published co-authored paper in the latest issue of the prestigious Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking journal. Her paper, titled “Problem Severity, Technology Adoption, and Intent to Seek Online Counseling Among Overseas Filipino Workers ” appears in the Vol. 16, No. 8, August…

Call for Applications – ISIF Asia 2014

Grant applications for 2014 by ISIF Asia are now open from 10 June to 9 August 2013. The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF) is a competitive grants program that provides seed funding for creative solutions to development needs in the Asia Pacific region in the area of information and communication…