i4d magazine

The i4d (Information For Development) print magazine (2004-2010) was intended to provide a much-needed platform for exchange of information, ideas, opinions and experiences, both inside and outside the Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) sector. The magazine encompasses the role and relevance of ICT in various development sectors such […]

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What is Community Informatics (and Why Does It Matter)?

Community Informatics (CI) is the application of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to enable community processes and the achievement of community objectives. CI goes beyond the “Digital Divide” to making ICT access usable and useful to excluded populations and communities for local economic development, social justice, and political empowerment. CI […]

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ICT Update

ICTUpdate is a bimonthly printed bulletin, a web magazine, and an accompanying email newsletter. Each issue of ICTUpdate focuses on a specific theme relevant to ICTs for agricultural and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, and features four commissioned articles. The printed bulletin also contains a selection of relevant links […]

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ICTs for Development: Empowerment or Exploitation?

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can empower people. They unlock a world of super-fast, globalised communications and decentralised information networks. Once people can access and use the technology, their lives will be improved. According to a recent study of ICT for development (ICT4D) projects in Africa, access to communications technologies […]

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