ICT for development

ICT for development (ICT4D) refers to the ways that information and communication technologies can be mobilised in support of development goals, particularly those relating to social, political and economic development. There is both enthusiasm and controversy around ICT4D. For many, it is self-evident that social and economic development can be accelerated and reinforced by access to information resources and the ability to better communicate different kinds of information. Others argue that more urgent needs need to be addressed first, and that fundamental inequities such as opportunities for education, fair working conditions and democratisation must be corrected before societies can effectively avail themselves of ICTs.

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Source: Handout: ICTs for Development (ICT4D), Multimedia Training Kit (part of APC's ICT policy training curriculum)

Powerful impact as public libraries enter ICT4D arena

Powerful impact as public libraries enter ICT4D arena

Public libraries are effective and reliable partners in community development, reaching many thousands of people through networks, according to impact assessment results of 13 innovative public library services.

The results, newly released by EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIPwww.eifl.net/plip), reflect outcomes of p

Upcoming online forum: "Using ICT to enable Agricultural Innovation Systems for smallholders"

This is the fourth in a series of online discussions that stem from the launch of the World Bank’s ICT in Agriculture e-Sourcebook and the growing demand for knowledge on how to use ICT to improve agricultural productivity and raise smallholder incomes.

ICT can expand communication, cooperation, and ultimately innovation among the wide array of actors in agriculture.

Amy Mahan Research Fellows off to London to participate in international conference

Ottawa, Canada

Following a year of rigorous research activities aimed to build upon the knowledge regarding public access to information and communication technologies (ICT), efforts of the Amy Mahan Research Fellows are beginning to bear fruit for the young scholars. Teams from Argentina, China, Malaysia, Peru, Rwanda and Thailand have all had papers accepted for the postgraduate day at ICTD 2010, an international conference taking place in London where researchers and practitioners will meet to discuss the latest research in the field of ICT for development.

ICT Update magazine, new issue: Irrigation

The latest issue of ICT Update magazine has just been published online at http://ictupdate.cta.int

ICT Update issue 56, August 2010: Irrigation

Figures from the FAO show that irrigation can increase crop yields by up to 400%.

Call for Participation: Conference 2011

Seattle, United States

Call for participation for researchers interested in ICTD, public-access computing, and community informatics. The iConference 2011 will be held from February 8–11, 2011, in Seattle.

1st International Workshop on Research on ICT for Human Development

Madrid, Spain

The 1st International Workshop on Research in ICT for Human Development will take place in Madrid in May 13th and 14th 2010. This workshop is organized by Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) and EHAS Foundation and funded by CYTED sponsored program and Thales Group.

Digital Bangladesh Concept Note: Access to Information Programme Prime Minister's Office 5/11/2009

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Access to Information Programme
Prime Minister’s Office
5/11/2009

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ICT in the Election Manifesto for the 9th National Parliamentary Election 2008 of major Political Parties in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Commitment related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the election manifesto for the 9th National Parliamentary Election 2008 of major political parties in Bangladesh

FIRST WORKING GROUP ON CYBER LAW IN INDIA

DELHI, INDIA

The legal enablement of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in India is becoming a big challenge for India.

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