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At the crossroads : ICT policymaking in East Africa

Author: Florence Ebam Etta; Laurent Elder; International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Publisher: Ottawa, Ont. : International Development Research Centre, 2005.
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Considering that information and communication technology (ICT) policymaking, e-strategies, or indeed e-government implementations have a recent history in Africa, not many countries have fully developed working policies or extensive related experience in these areas. The short history of ICTs in Africa shows that in 2003 only about a third of African countries had developed ICT policies. Those countries that have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Florence Ebam Etta; Laurent Elder; International Development Research Centre (Canada)
ISBN: 1552502198 9781552502198 1280718196 9781280718199
OCLC Number: 80246280
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 309 pages)
Contents: Ch. 1. Policy matters : the new development El Dorado / Florence Etta --
Ch. 2. Planning for policy making and implementation in Kenya : problems and prospects / Peter Anyang' Nyong'o --
Ch. 3. A brief history of the development of an ICT policy in Kenya / Tim Mwololo Waema --
Ch. 4. Mainstreaming ICTs : private sector sway / Mike Eldon --
Ch. 5. Working from the sidelines : the Kenya private sector foundation ICT board story / Charles Nduati and Warigia Bowman --
Ch. 6. A national orchestra? : civil society involvement in ICT policy making / Shem Ochuodho and Mark Matunga --
Ch. 7. Universal access : the Kenyan experience / Sammy Kirui and Godfrey Muhatia --
Ch. 8. Electronic agency in policy making : the KIP discussion list / Florence Etta --
Ch. 9. The e-government experience in Kenya : the story so far / Vincent Okong'o --
Ch. 10. ICT policy and ICT initiatives : what linkages? / Joseph Muliaro Wafula and Nick Wanjohi --
Ch. 11. Integrating ICT in teacher training : reflections on practice and policy implications --
a case study of the learning resource centre at the Kenya technical teachers college / Anouk Janssens-Bevernage, Bart Cornille and Nyaga Mwaniki --
Ch. 12. The winning formula of computers for schools Kenya / Abigail Obura, Tom Musili and Florence Etta --
Ch. 13. Positioning for impact : women and ICT policy making / Alice W. Munyua --
Ch. 14. Of gateways and gatekeepers : the history of Internet exchange points in Kenya and Rwanda / Brian Longwe and Coco Rulinda --
Ch. 15. The development of ICTs in Rwanda : pioneering experiences / Silas Lwakabamba --
Ch. 16. The Uganda knowledge and information society : early lessons from ICT projects / David Obot, Fredrick Kintu and Laurent Elder --
Ch. 17. Women on ICT policy making in Uganda / Goretti Z. Amuriat and Dorothy Okello --
Ch. 18. The e-ThinkTank and ICT policy making in Tanzania / David Sawe. Ch. 19. Benchmarking information & communication technology (ICT) performance : lessons for Kenya / Eric Aligula --
Ch. 20. The making of an information society --
the Finnish experience / Matti Kaariainen --
Ch. 21. Postscript : challenges of the ICT revolution in East Africa / Paul Tiyambe Zeleza --
Ch. 22. Policy matters : recommendations for responsible policy making / Florence Etta.
Responsibility: edited by Florence E. Etta, Laurent Elder.

Abstract:

Considering that information and communication technology (ICT) policymaking, e-strategies, or indeed e-government implementations have a recent history in Africa, not many countries have fully developed working policies or extensive related experience in these areas. The short history of ICTs in Africa shows that in 2003 only about a third of African countries had developed ICT policies. Those countries that have tell of a long, tedious, and little understood process. Kenya is only one example. Some ICT historians assert, not without contention, that the first attempts at ICT policymaking in Kenya actually date back to the early 1990s. The process is ongoing: Kenya\2019s maiden draft ICT policy was made public in November 2004. This book, which presents experience from Kenya and other countries of East Africa, captures elements of both the process and the outcomes of ICT policymaking processes. With contributions from research projects, institutions, and spokespersons from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda, this book shows what worked and what did not work. It will be a useful guide for countries and institutions that are contemplating their own ICT-policymaking exercise, and will be of interest to researchers, educators, and students in development studies, history, and comparative studies; development professionals specializing in social policy and ICTs; and decision-makers and policy advisors in research and development organizations worldwide.

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