Mariama Deen-Swarray is a research associate with Research ICT Africa (RIA) and is currently working on the Beyond Access Project, conducting trainings in different African countries for the 2017 Household, Individual and Informal Business ICT Access and Use survey. Mariama has over 10 years of experience working in the ICT sector. As a researcher at RIA, Mariama worked extensively on data analysis and conducted both quantitative and qualitative studies. Prior to joining RIA, Mariama worked as Head of Research & Studies at ITASCAP, a private financial services and research institution in Sierra Leone and as a researcher at the Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU) in Namibia. She has been involved in the information and communication technology sector and has worked in several ICT related studies. She has participated in ICT Conferences and has contributed to several publications in the field of ICT.
Mariama holds a Masters (MPhil) in Economics from the University of Ghana and a BSc (First Class) in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Namibia. She is currently enrolled for her PhD degree in Economics at the University of Cape Town.