ICT4D in Eastern Africa
In it, experiences of using and promoting Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) at community level are documented and shared, demonstrating the impact of ICTs, and providing guidelines on successful implementation of ICTs within communities.
The first part of the book describes the new technologies that are applicable in remote areas and among rural communities. The second part consists of five case studies from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya brought together by participants of a writing workshop.
The case studies show that various ICTs can be used to access and disseminate information, and highlight that knowledge is a means of empowering communities to access markets and improve their livelihood options. Although the costs of installing and maintaining communication facilities in remote regions can be high, the benefit of such services far outweighs the costs.
Author(s): Arid Lands Information Network--Eastern Africa (ALIN-EA) (Eds.)
Publisher / Source: ALIN-EA, Nairobi, Kenya
Pages: vi + 160