Samiullah Paracha earned his PhD in Computer Science from David Goldman Informatics Centre, Faculty of Technology of the University of Sunderland in UK. At present, he is working as a researcher at the same university. He served, as a research consultant and research fellow, at the United Nations’ think-tank called Institute on Computing & Society, United Nations University (UNU-CS) in Macau. Prior to joining United Nations, Samiullah worked, as an Assistant Professor, at Graduate School of Information Technology, Kobe Institute of Computing in Japan. He has amassed over 18 years of experience in teaching, research, programme management, capacity-building and policy development, whilst working with the IOs, NGOs, governments and eminent universities in Europe, Asia & Africa. His scholarly work, in peer-reviewed literature, include United Nations’ policy reports, book chapters, journal articles and conference papers accompanied by Best Research Paper Awards (IEEE, IEEJ, IIER), Gold Medals (IIER), First Prize Paper Awards (IEEE) and Teacher Appreciation Awards (BoE) and a Letter of Appreciation from the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tokyo.