Partner & Co-Founder
Commons11

Claire’s work explores people’s use of communication technologies for socio-economic change. She has designed and implemented many community-driven technology projects across the world that improve digital literacy, access to technologies, and locally relevant content. While living in Chile, Claire coordinated the creation and implementation of a multi-award-winning mobile platform enabling agricultural cooperatives to share critical information with their members via text messaging. Claire has published on a range of topics, including on the effectiveness of the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) in development projects, innovation policy in industrializing countries, and on how homeless people use mobile phones and the internet and how it changes their lives. She holds a Master’s degree in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Edinburgh, UK.