Communications Specialist with six years of experience in strategic communications roles. Solid knowledge of advocacy, persuasion, and online campaigns. Well-read in strategic planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. Special interest in ICTs in development, especially how the strategic deployment of mobile phone technology and social media tools can promote social change.
Solid understanding of international affairs, communication for development (c4d), web and information design, and online content management. Skilled in strategic social media outreach and digital knowledge sharing components. Experienced in writing, editing, and designing for website, blogs, and social networks.
Ala-Uddin is also interested in changing behavior that causes low self-efficacy within individuals. His research generally uses a social cognitive approach in understanding the influence of persuasive technologies (e.g. cellphone as a social actor) on the self-efficacy behaviors of individuals from under-served communities.