Kim Mallalieu (BS MIT, MS UR and PhD UCL) is a senior lecturer and the leader of the Communication Systems Group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of the West Indies. She is a past Head of Department, and developer of the Master’s in Telecommunications Regulation and Policy, MRP (Telecommunications), having coordinated its delivery to participants from over thirty developing countries around the world. As Principal Investigator of the Caribbean ICT Research Programme (CIRP), founding member of Diálogo Regional sobre Sociedad de la Información (DIRSI), and Leader of the ICT4Fisheries Consortium, Dr. Mallalieu is engaged in multidisciplinary action research on context appropriate strategies for the purposeful application of information and communications technologies (ICT) for human good; with an emphasis on building the resilience of underserved populations. She is a regular speaker, chair and multichannel contributor to international fora on topics relating to development-focused technology, policy and regulation. As a keen advocate for gender equality for development, her works include the ITU/ETC report on Women, ICT and emergency telecommunications. In other capacities she has led national, regional and international initiatives variously designed to build capacity in ICT policy, regulation, development, application and use. Dr Mallalieu is Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) where she served as an inaugural member. She otherwise has a rich service portfolio, having sat on several commissions, committees and panels at regional, national and institutional levels in operational as well as advisory roles. She is a Fulbright Fellow and the recipient of local, regional and international teaching and research awards, and other awards of distinction. Dr Mallalieu is a licensed amateur radio and GMDSS short range operator, and member of Radio Emergency Associated Communication Teams (REACT).