ORG International Development Research Centre Title BIO Program Manager Acacia since September 2008, Senior Program Specialist in ICT4D Africa since 2002. Ms Emdon joined the IDRC in 2002 and was stationed in a satellite office in South Africa, was a Senior Program Specialist for Acacia and Connectivity Africa where she devoted her time to supporting the development of several research networks on ICT4D in Africa. Before joining IDRC, Ms. Emdon was a communications sector analyst for the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). At the Bank, she worked on telecom and broadcast investment projects and operational policy as well as other ICT-related projects in Southern Africa . Ms. Emdon also has ten years of experience as a journalist for the print press, as well as for a news agency.