CDE Visiting Fellow: Jon Gregson

Jon Gregson, Director Knowledge Services, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

Jon Gregson, is a visiting CDE fellow who currently heads up the Knowledge Services Department at the Institute of Development Studies, based at the University of Sussex. He directs a major project on Mobilising Knowledge for Development.  He was one of the CDE’s founding fellows, and worked for several years as Programme Director of the Imperial College Distance Learning Programme, which subsequently transferred successfully into the Centre for Development and Environmental Policy (CeDEP) at SOAS.  Jon then took on the role of Director of Global Networks and Communities for two years until 2010.  He has a strong interest in all aspects of distance education and knowledge sharing, in particular as it relates to the needs of developing countries.  He authored the NGO Management and ICT for Development course modules for the CeDEP programme, and for many years also tutored those courses.  He has lived in Kenya and Nepal, and worked extensively in Africa and South Asia, and in 2008 had a CDE grant that explored the use of mobile learning in Sub Saharan Africa.

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