Hasnain Bokhari is a researcher based in Erfurt, Germany with a focus on Information and Communication Technologies for development (ICT4D) and education. He is a co-founder of IT Start-up 1000wb.de.
Between 2012 and 2017 he has worked as assistant professor at the Chair of Muslim Culture and Religious History at the Erfurt University on an intercultral exchange project funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The project (The Changing Role of Social Media in Muslim Countries) focused on the critical discourse of digital social media and involved curriculum development and joint academic and intercultural workshops between German and Pakistani academia. In additional he also worked on a peace ethics project focusing on non-formal education or seminaries in Pakistan.
Since 2011 he teaches at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the Erfurt University on topics on ICT4D, Media-Conflict-&-Society, Political Communication, Digital Entrepreneurship and/or eGovernment.
His research focuses on the topics of eGovernment in developing countries, information and communication technologies for sustainable development, political communication and internet politics.
Prior to his appointment at the Erfurt University, he worked on his doctoral thesis focusing on Information and Communication Technologies in Pakistan, funded by the Heinrich Boell Foundation. During his doctoral work he was also involved with the Centre for Development Informatics, as an external associate at the Manchester University, UK. He holds a Master degree in Public Policy from Erfurt University and a Master in Computer Science from Bahria University, Islamabad.