Betty Ackah



Research Assistant and PhD Candidate


School of Communication


Simon Fraser University


Betty Ackah is a PhD candidate in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. Her principal research interest is in the social impact of ICTs, and how these technologies are in turn constituted by social exigencies. Sheis currently researching on the mutual social framing of Blockchain and gender in Ghana. Her other research interests include the use of indigenous knowledge systems in ICT4D, knowledge production for bridging the digital divide, and ICTs in health interventions. She has research experience with diverse projects like IDRC’s Open Development evaluation, the Tropical Disease Institute's research and intervention in Chagas affected rural communities in Ecuador, and the UNICEF - Ohio University Communication for Development project. She has an MA in International Development Studies, and another in Spanish Language and Culture, both from Ohio University.