Family Communication Technology Design in Rural and Low Income Parts of Kenya

This dissertation focuses on understanding how families communicate over distance when using technology in Kenya, and how we should think about designing technology to support family communication over distance between rural and urban settings of the country. It is divided in two parts with first part exploring family communication practices […]

Language documentation and division: Bridging the digital divide

Contemporary language documentation workflow is a largely digital process. While this has had many benefits for how linguists undertake language documentation projects, it has also lead to a disparity between how the process is conceptualised by academic researchers, and how it is conceptualised by the speakers of endangered languages. In […]

Making the Connection: Essays on Indigenous Digital Excellence

We all understand the power of being connected in the digital world, being on-line, with everything at our finger-tips. But what will it take to make the most of this opportunity when it comes to Indigenous Australia? This unique set of essays commissioned by the Telstra Foundation, shows how Aboriginal […]

Human Rights and Access to Information and Communication Technologies

The world is going through a profound change where advances in Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) have tied nation states into an increasingly complex web of development, thus prompting the extreme importance of access to ICTs. Article 27 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) provides that ‘everyone has […]

Challenges Faced in Overcoming Indigenous Digital Divide in Brazil

This paper’s objective is to identify the level of digital inclusion made possible by Brazilian digital divide program Electronic Government – Citizen Attention Service (Governo Eletrônico – Serviço de Atendimento ao Cidadão – Gesac) on indigenous lands. We are guided by Brazilian sociologist Bernardo Sorj’s five level digital inclusion system: […]

ICT World Today

ICT World Today is a journal on Information and Communication Technology for Development developed by the Korea Information Society Development Institute with support from APCICT. Note: seems to have been in production for only two years (2009-2010). Aims & Scope To contribute to developing the overall economies, enhancing the quality […]

ICTs and Sustainable Solutions for the Digital Divide: Theory and Perspectives

Chapter Abstracts Delineating the meaning and value of Development Informatics Graeme Johanson This chapter describes the field of Development Informatics as it has emerged in the past two decades, and highlights some of the strengths of its research and practices. It draws on the current literature and the expertise of […]

The Digital Divide Dilemma: Preserving Native American Culture While Increasing Access

Introduction “[I]nformation is power. The development of a Navajo Nation information infrastructure is a historic event that holds many possibilities.” A comparison of the access to technology on Native American reservations with urban American settings reveals a great divide. For example, only 39% of Native Americans living in rural areas […]

Community memory and ICT in a developing economy

Abstract The implementation of ICT in Africa pales in comparison with developed economies. Data of the use of landline phones, cellular phones and internet connectivity indicates that the most equipped African countries, of which there are only a handful, are worse off than the poorly connected countries in developed regions […]

Mobile Web for Social Development (MW4D)

The MW4D Interest Group explores how to use the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on Mobile phones as a solution to bridge the Digital Divide and provide minimal services (health, education, governance, business, …) to rural communities and under-privileged populations of Developing Countries.