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Author: Ramata Molo Thioune; International Development Research Centre (Canada); Codesria.
Publisher: Ottawa ; Dakar : International Development Research Centre ; Dakar : Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, ©2003.
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This volume looks at the introduction, adoption, and utilization of ICTs at the community level. In various contexts - geographical, technological, socioeconomic, cultural, and institutional - the book explores the questions of community participation. It looks at how communities in sub-Saharan Africa have reacted to the changes brought about by the introduction of these new ICTs and, in detail, presents both the  Read more...
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Technologies de l'information et de la communication pour le développement en Afrique. Volume 1, Potentialités et défis pour le développement communautaire. English.
Information and communication technologies for development in Africa. Volume 1, Opportunities and challenges for community development.
Ottawa ; Dakar : International Development Research Centre ; Dakar : Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ramata Molo Thioune; International Development Research Centre (Canada); Codesria.
ISBN: 1417500182 9781417500185 1280717629 9781280717628 1552500012 9781552500019 1552501264 9781552501269
OCLC Number: 54679570
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction --
Questioning ICTs and development in Africa --
General framework --
Methodology --
Conceptual framework --
Chapter 2. The context of ICTs in Africa58 : the cases of Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda --
South Africa --
Kenya --
Uganda --
Senegal --
Conclusion --
Chapter 3. Information and communication technologies : expectations of African communities --
Expectations expressed by individuals --
Expectations of community organizations --
Conclusion --
Chapter 4. Use of ICTs : impacts on African communities --
Changes in perceptions and behaviours --
Changes observed by ICT users in their activities --
Observed effects of ICTs in communities --
Conclusion --
Chapter 5. Introduction and appropriation of ICTs : challenges and prospects --
Community involvement --
Community response --
Use of ICTs --
What role for women? --
Education level --
Location --
Training and capacity building --
Information delivery --
Content --
Technologies --
Prerequisites for ICT use --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1. Evaluation and learning system for Acacia (ELSA-Acacia) --
Appendix 2. Description of projects.
Other Titles: Technologies de l'information et de la communication pour le développement en Afrique.
Opportunities and challenges for community development
Responsibility: edited by Ramata Malo [sic] Thioune.

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This volume looks at the introduction, adoption, and utilization of ICTs at the community level. In various contexts - geographical, technological, socioeconomic, cultural, and institutional - the book explores the questions of community participation. It looks at how communities in sub-Saharan Africa have reacted to the changes brought about by the introduction of these new ICTs and, in detail, presents both the opportunities and the challenges that ICTs present for community development.

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