This book identifies and discusses the most pressing issues facing the global telecenter movement, presents a condensed view of the current state of knowledge with regard to telecentres, and highlights possible paths forward. THe primary audience for this book consists of individuals, firms and organizations that are involved, either directly or indirectly, in the planning and deployment of telecentres, with an emphasis on large-scale deployments.
This is a chapter from the Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2007-2008 that focuses on the use of ICTs in risk communication to help prevent or mitigate the adverse impact of natural disasters and public health emergencies in the Asia Pacific region.
The biennial Digital Review of Asia Pacific is a comprehensive guide to the state-of-practice and trends in information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) in Asia Pacific. This third edition (2007–2008) covers 31 countries and economies. Each country chapter presents key ICT policies, applications,and initiatives for national development. In addition, five thematic chapters provide a synthesis of some of the key issues in ICT4D in the region, including mobile and wireless technologies, risk communication, intellectual property regimes,and localization.
This paper argues that openness is especially relevant at this point in time because policy choices made in the near term will shape future societies. Only with a proper understanding, both theoretically and empirically, can we hope to influence policy in a pro development direction. This paper is a first step in improving our understanding of the concept of openness and its implications for ICT4D.
Working Draft Version dated 18 November 2008
The biennial Digital Review of Asia Pacific is a comprehensive guide to the state-of-practice and trends in information and communication technologies for development (ICTD) in Asia Pacific. This fourth edition (2009–2010) features 30 economies and four subregional groupings. The chapters provide updated information on ICT infrastructure, industries, content and services, key initiatives, enabling policies, regulation, education and capacity building, open source and R&D initiatives, as well as key ICTD challenges in each of the economies covered.
Living the Information Society in Asia describes the interaction of people and ICTs as these technologies seep into everyday life, and examines implications for policy and future research. The book will appeal to academics, researchers, and postgraduate and senior undergraduate students in social sciences, development studies, and Asian studies; to professionals and practitioners in donor and development agencies; and to policy advisors and decision-makers in government, international development agencies, and civil society.
This book aims to redress the relative lack of published information on successful telehealth solutions in the developing world. It presents real-life stories from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It is rich in practical experience and will be of interest to health professionals, development workers, and e-health and telehealth proponents interested in learning about, or contributing to the implementation of, appropriate solutions for 80% of the world’s population.
telecentre.org is a community of people and organizations committed to creating resources that telecentres need to succeed. The community has over 500 resource related to telecentres.
This is a complementary volume to the book "ICTs, Climate Change and Development: Themes and Strategic Actions", which reviews current evidence on this topic and offers strategic recommendations for policy, practice and future research. In this book, we present a set of twenty new case studies which were commissioned by the IDRC-funded research project, "Climate Change, Innovation and ICTs".
E-Government for Good Governance in Developing Countries provides practical supporting material on information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D), specifically, e-government implementation. In this book, Kettani and Moulin develop their findings and methods from the eFez Project’s indigenous experimentations into a formal framework for academics, practitioners, and decision makers in developing countries.