Professor (Dr.) Usha Vyasulu Reddy is an Educationalist and International Consultant on ICT for Development. Currently, she is also a Visiting Professor at the S.N. School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad. She is a former Professor and Director, Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, and the 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, Dr. Reddy has been involved with developments in national and international activities 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 the 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. Many of her training materials have been translated into various languages.
Her current work involves training, research and consultancy at all levels of government, academia, private sector, and civil society. Her recent work entailed training of government officials in India and abroad on the essentials of ICTD for government leaders, the management of an international agency and research into the areas of ICTs and community empowerment, e governance, and IT policy. Currently, she is a specialist trainer for government officials and academics in nearly 50 countries across the Asia Pacific, South East Asia and CIS regions.