sustainability


sustainability

Sustainability is a method of using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged. In the APC context, this means using and developing information and communication technologies in ways that will help sustain human development and ensure progressive communications in the long run. Drawing from lessons learned in other development sectors, sustainability in work with ICTs involves a combination of factors including, among others, clear objectives, institutional frameworks, local capacity and development benefits.

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Source: Merriam Webster Online Dictionary, APC and “Sustainable Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Thoughts by Batchelor and Norrish” (April 2002)

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