Paul Mungai

Dr. Paul Mungai holds a PhD in information systems from the University of Cape Town. His main research interests include inclusive innovation, sustainable development, media for development, open data, and open tech-enabled elections. He currently serves as a research fellow for the Fair.Work project, which is a collaboration of four leading universities including University of Oxford (Prof. Sandy Fredman, Prof. Mark Graham, Dr. Jamie Woodcock), University of Manchester (Prof. Richard Heeks), University of Cape Town (Prof. JP van Belle) and University of the Western Cape (Prof. Darcy du Toit). This project seeks to understand how platform-based work in South Africa might be falling short from decent work standards, and is solely and wholly focused on action research to improve the developmental impacts of digital work platforms by improving employment context, employment and work conditions of developing country gig workers.