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Title ICTs for global development and sustainability : practice and applications / Jacques Steyn, Jean-Paul van Belle and Eduardo Villanueva Mansilla, editors
Published Hershey, Pa. : IGI Global (701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033, USA), [2011]
copyright 2011
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Description 1 online resource (399 pages : illustrations, maps) : digital files
Contents 1. Re-thinking methodology through the E-Bario Project / Poline Bala -- 2. Bringing the Internet to the rural area / Zulkefli Ibrahim, Ainin Sulaiman, Tengku Faziharudean -- 3. The Siyakhula Living Lab / Caroline Khane, Ingrid Sieb̐Μưorger, Hannah Thinyane, Lorenzo Dalvit -- 4. Does IT help or not? / Antonio Andrade -- 5. Digital doorways / Kim Gush, Ruth de Villiers, Ronel Smith, Grant Cambridge -- 6. Information and communication technologies in administrative reform for development / Shefali Virkar -- 7. Localisation of indigenous content / Jason Gibson, Brian Lloyd, Cate Richmond -- 8. Mobile phones, diasporas and developing countries / Graeme Johanson, Tom Denison -- 9. "The men never say that they do not know" / Dorothea Kleine -- 10. Reducing digital divide / Anand Chand -- 11. Stronger voices? / Claire Bur̐Μưe -- 12. Donor project funded ICT initiatives in the vocational and technical education (VTE) sector of Asian developing countries / Channa Gunawardena, David Brown -- 13. iREACH / Helena Grunfeld, Se̐Μưn Siochr̐Μưu, Brian Unger, Sarun Im -- 14. Why institutional partnerships matter / Rajendra Kumar -- 15. "Developed in the South" / Vincent Shaw, Jorn Braa -- 16. The role of statistics in development informatics / Jacques Steyn
Summary "This book unites the theoretical underpinnings and scientific methodology of an approach of deploying ICT in marginalized communities to bridge the so-called digital divide. This book contains case studies of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean that demonstrate which approaches work and which do not in deploying public access to information sources"--Provided by publisher
Analysis Bringing the Internet to a rural area
Computers for development in the Andes
Impact of ICT on rural development and poverty reduction
Interactive ICTs
Community owned ICT Network
Leveraging telecenters for sustainable development
Libraries and knowledge centres
Scalable and sustainable health information systems
Telecenters as gendered spaces
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Description based on title screen (IGI Global, viewed Nov. 15, 2010)
Subject Information technology -- Developing countries.
Digital divide -- Developing countries.
Economic development -- Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Steyn, Jacques.
Van Belle, Jean-Paul, 1961-
Villanueva Mansilla, Eduardo, 1965-
IGI Global.
LC no. 2010039758
ISBN 9781615209989 (ebook)