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African youth on the information highway : participation and leadership in community development

Author: Michael Osita Ogbu; Paschal B Mihyo; International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Publisher: [Ottawa, Ont., Canada] : IDRC, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As is happening in the industrialized North, the information revolution could well transform the developing nations of the South. In fact, it is already happening. Countries that only a decade ago seemed remote now have the potential to be active players in the processes of global development. As these information and communication technologies (ICTs) emerge in Africa, they offer hope to the continent's youth. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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African youth on the information highway.
Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, ©2000
(DLC) 2002318470
(OCoLC)44795678
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Osita Ogbu; Paschal B Mihyo; International Development Research Centre (Canada)
ISBN: 0889369143 9780889369146 9781552502594 1552502597 1280849916 9781280849916
OCLC Number: 65221199
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Executive summary --
A youth leadership program for Africa / Paschal B. Mihyo and Osita Ogbu --
Technical feasibility of implementing ALPID / Muriuki Mureithi --
Implementing ALPID in Kenya : stakeholders and coordination / Kadzo Kogo --
Implementing ALPID in Uganda : challenges and possibilities / Agnes Katama --
Electronic networking in Uganda : building local support capacity through youth volunteers / Charles Musisi --
Implementing ALPID in Africa : conclusions and recommendations / Muriuki Mureithi.
Responsibility: edited by Osita Ogbu and Paschal Mihyo.
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As is happening in the industrialized North, the information revolution could well transform the developing nations of the South. In fact, it is already happening. Countries that only a decade ago seemed remote now have the potential to be active players in the processes of global development. As these information and communication technologies (ICTs) emerge in Africa, they offer hope to the continent's youth. This book describes a new initiative to promote the involvement of youth in Africa's new information economy. It reviews existing infrastructure, the policy environment and its impact, a.

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