James Turing graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2015 with an MEng (Civil Engineering with Architecture) and is now doing a PhD in International Development in Edinburgh, as a Leverhulme Perfect Storm Doctoral Scholar. James has presented his work at international meetings in the US and Japan and organised a conference on solar waste, repair and recycling in Nairobi, Kenya.
James has worked within the charity sector for seven years working with large charities such as Marie Curie in Scotland and in building small NGOs in Ghana. These experiences have helped him to develop the skills needed for running a charity. His current priorities are developing the Turing Trust to be able to expand into new areas in Africa and to ensure that those in rural areas are not left behind in this information age.
James will be talking about the Turing Trust SolarBerry (which will also be featured in the exhibition). He will discuss the design issues that have kept our team of volunteers and partners busy and vision for how this will provide a sustainable solution to the problems of access to ICT in rural Africa.