Hasnain Bokhari is a researcher based in Germany with a focus on the fields of eGovernment, Information and Communication Technologies for development (ICT4D) and education. In 2018 he co-launched an IT Start-up focussing on digitisation for sustainable and low energy consumption buildings.
Between 2012 and 2017 he worked as assistant professor at the Chair of Muslim Culture and Religious History at the Erfurt University and helped raised approx. 1 million Euros for third-party funded projects. These include an intercultural exchange project funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The project (The Changing Role of Social Media) 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 with the German federal government’s funding 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, 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.