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Usha Vyasulu Reddy

Advisory Council Member

Prof. Usha Vyasulu Reddy is currently Advisory Faculty at the Centre for IT and Public Policy, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore and has been a Visiting Professor at the S.N School of Communication, University of Hyderabad. She is a former Professor and Director, Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, and former Director, The Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, New Delhi. Earlier, she was Professor of Communication and Director, Audio Visual Research Centre, Osmania University.

With more than 35 years of experience in teaching, production and research and practice in development, communication, and technology, Prof. Reddy has been involved with national and international agencies in the deployment of communication and information technologies for education and development. She is recognized as one of the top academics and practitioners in the field of Communication in India. Widely published with more than 50 international publications in books and refereed journals, she is a recipient of several international fellowships for advanced research. She has also undertaken extensive consultancies for multilateral donor agencies in India and the Asia-Pacific region. These agencies include UNESCO, FAO, EU, AMIC, ESCAP, IDRC, and COL. 

Her current work involves training, research and consultancy at all levels of government, academia, the private sector, and civil society. She is a specialist trainer for government officials and academics in nearly 50 countries across the Asia-Pacific, South East Asia, and CIS regions.