For at least the past decade, political leaders and policy makers have stressed how important it is for Africa to harness technology, leapfrog development, and take part in the global knowledge economy. In numerous initiatives aimed at realizing these goals, education is a primary target, viewed as a mechanism through which information and communication technologies (ICT) can empower societies to develop technologically literate workforces. Unfortunately, there is a considerable gap between policy rhetoric and effective project implementation.
Towards a conceptual framework for ICT for Development: lessons learned from the cube framework used in Latin America
The ICT for Development community is long searching for comprehensive and adequate conceptual frameworks. In 2003, United Nations Regional Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean proposed a three-dimensional conceptual framework that models the transition toward so-called Information Societies as interplay between technology, policy and social change.
Global Law and Global Challenges - Cyber Warfare: Law and Policy Proposals for U.S. and Global Governance
Cybersecurity is the newest and most unique national security issue of the twenty-first century. Cyber warfare uses computer technologies as defensive and offensive weapons in international relations. Until now, there has been no national debate within the United States over the concept of cyber warfare; neither its meaning nor the international laws that govern this concept have been discussed at any length, and nor have the domestic rules regarding it.
This report is a significant contribution to the discussion of the roles and responsibilities of chief information security officers (CISOs) in state governments across the United States. It identifies both strategies and activities used by successful state CISOs, and thereby provides a good roadmap to success for all state CISOs. The report cites the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), which has been championed since its inception by the New York state chief cybersecurity officer as one key cybersecurity collaboration success.
This official gazette covers the objectives, development policies and key projects for development of Viet Nam's software industry towards 2010.
Decision No. 51/QD-TTg
ICT for Development: sustainable technology-supported participatory development for poverty alleviation in the context of digital divides
This paper will review recent literature and consider elements and boundary concepts that constitute the ICT4D field. The paper's goal is to review boundary objects (frameworks and participation processes) that have so far been created to aid ICT4D understanding and decision-making, and seek to synthesise these into a framework that goes at least some way to addressing the concerns about this issue.
The Least Developed Countries Report, 2007: Knowledge, Technological Learning and Innovation for Development
This report focus on five issues: (1) the extent to which the development of technological capabilities is occurring in LDCs through international market linkages; (2) the way in which science, technology and innovation (STI) issues are currently treated within LDCs, particularly in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers; (3) current controversies about how stringent intellectual property right regimes affect technological development processes in LDCs and policy options for improving their learning environment; (4) the extent of loss of skilled human resources through emigration and policy
This Strategic ICT Roadmap for Malaysia was mooted by the National Information Technology Council (NITC) and re-iterated in the Ninth Malaysian Plan. It identifies three Technology Focus Areas that could advance Malaysia economically and technologically over the next ten years and beyond, and could help fulfil the tenets of Vision 2020: (1) Wireless Sensor Networks, (2) Predictive Analytics, and (3) Three-Dimensional Internet.
The World Health Organization's Regional Strategy for Information Technology and Telecommunication 2008-2013
his strategy is designed to provide both the management and staff in the South-East Asia region with a clear sense of direction and priorities for ICT and to provide a reference point for decision-making over the next six years (2008 – 2013). It establishes the approaches that the region will adopt to maximize the benefits from investments made by WHO in ICT. The existing committee for ICT governance established in the Regional office, namely the Informatics Systems Advisory Committee, will be further strengthened in its role through guidance provided by this strategy.
The Digital 21 Strategy was first published in 1998 as the blueprint for Hong Kong's ICT development. It was updated on a regular basis to take into account technological and socio-economic changes. The 2008 Digital 21 Strategy contains five key action areas: facilitating a digital economy; promoting advanced technology and innovation; developing Hong Kong as a hub for technological cooperation and trade; enabling the next generation of public services; and building an inclusive, knowledge-based society.