Digital Learning for Development (DL4D): The Second Regional Meeting of the Asia Research Grant Program

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THF’s Principal Researcher, Dr Uma Natarajan, was invited to observe and give her feedback and comments on the DL4D projects  during the Digital Learning for Development (DL4D) Meeting held at SEAMEO Innotech, Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman in Manila, Philippines on 29 – 30 March 2017.

The grantees network is a group of eight projects funded by IDRC, Canada and the Department for International Development, UK. The grant is administered by FIT-ED, a Foundation based in Manila. Dr Natarajan presented her observations and perspectives of the completed grants  at the meeting.

Digital Learning for Development (DL4D) is part of the Information Networks in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (INASSA) program funded jointly by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, and administered by the Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED) of the Philippines. DL4D aims to improve educational systems in developing countries in Asia through testing digital learning innovations and scaling proven ones.

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Mr Ho Swee Huat is the Founder and Managing Director of Abacus Assets Advisors Pte Ltd. Before starting the company, he had an established career in the banking industry, with 20 years of experience in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

He was an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CapitaCommercial Trust Management LTD from 2004 to 2013.

He is the current Chairman of Autism Association (Singapore) which he co-founded with a group of parents in 1992. He is also Vice-Chairman of Eden School, a special school for children with autism.

Mr Ho holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Liberal Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College, USA.

He has been a member of the Board of the Foundation since its incorporation.