Indigenous Knowledge Governance Framework (IKGF): A Holistic Model for Indigenous Knowledge Management

The environmental and social conditions that indigenous communities interact with the external environment are characterized by a constantly increasing degree of complexity. The interaction between different cultures can be considered a multifaceted process of negotiation. It is well acknowledged that the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for indigenous […]

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Indigenous language revitalization and new media: Postsecondary students as innovators

This article discusses the significance of Indigenous languages to human diversity and the challenges accompanying language loss posed to Indigenous peoples. The role of Indigenous postsecondary students as change agents is highlighted, and gaps are examined in current revitalization efforts where young postsecondary students are largely unrecognized. The need for […]

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Preserving our Past with Toys of the Future

This paper presents the initial outcomes of a key scoping study undertaken to explore the role of augmented reality and motion detecting technologies in the context of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) for museums related environments. Initial prototypes are in the form of an interactive infrared camera based application for children […]

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Informational Capabilities: The Missing Link for the Impact of ICT on Development

Under what conditions can information and communications technologies (ICTs) enhance the well-being of poor communities? The paper designs an alternative evaluation framework (AEF) that applies Sen’s capability approach to the study of ICTs in order to place people’s well-being, rather than technology at the center of the study. The AEF […]

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Interview with Stefan Bock on HCI initiatives at BOSCO Uganda

Can you give a little background to the BOSCO Uganda Project and your role in the project? How did you become interested in working in the HCI field.BOSCO Uganda (Battery Operated Systems for Community Outreach) is a rural communications project based in Gulu, Northern Uganda. It was launched in 2007 […]

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World Bank eAtlas of Global Development

The World Bank e-Atlas of Global Development is a sophisticated online, interactive tool that maps and graphs more than 175 indicators from the World Bank’s development database. Developed in collaboration with HarperCollins, the e-Atlas of Global Development allows users to easily and quickly transform data into customized visual comparisons across […]

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An Introduction to ICT for Development (a Primer for Youth)

Primer 1 is designed to provide background information that students in undergraduate and graduate programmes can use as a starting point in the exploration of the various dimensions of the linkages through case studies of ICT applications in key sectors of development in Asia-Pacific countries. As the youth of today […]

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Documentation of traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs)

Documentation of traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) has attracted increasing attention in recent years from governments and cultural institutions as well as from indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs), in parallel with the growing recognition of the cultural and economic value of TK and TCEs. New information […]

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Digital Repatriation and Reciprocal Curation: the Ethics of Circulating Native Knowledge in the Plateau Region

Presented by Kim Christen at The University of Arizona’s Knowledge River Program and at the Arizona Archives Summit, January 2011. About Kim Christen From her website: “I am an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Digital Technology and Culture program in the Department of English and Director of Digital […]

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Community media: a good practice handbook

This is a collection of case studies of good practice in community media. Its intention is to provide inspiration and support for those engaged in community media advocacy and to raise awareness and understanding of community media among policy makers and other stakeholders. The collection is focused on electronic media […]

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Revitalizing Culture through Gaming: “Boundary Objects” and Properness in the Design of a Virtual Reality Game System

The Digital Songlines Environment (DSE) is a virtual reality game system aimed at preserving and promoting Australian Aboriginal heritage, arts and culture. The system features a realistic virtual landscape with local flora and fauna, embedding oral histories as well as mythological stories within its narratives and story line. Similar to […]

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GINKS: ICT4D Seminars and Fora

GINKS as part of its activity organize regular ICT4D Seminars and Fora based on our thematic areas (ICT and Education, ICT and Health, ICT and Youth, ICT and Gender and ICT and Agric). These activities are knowledge sharing events aim at educating and motivating best practices so far as ICT4D […]

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Global Voices interview: Kevin Scannell talks about indigenous tweets and blogs

Kevin Scannell is a professor of mathematics and computer science at St. Louis University in Missouri, USA. He told us how he got into the field of mapping Indigenous tweets and micro-blogs around the world.

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APCICT’s ICTD Briefing Note Series 2011

Updated first eight editions of APCICT’s ICTD Briefing Note Series. The publications, based on the curriculum of APCICT’s “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders Programme” (Academy), are designed to provide senior government officials with concise yet detailed analysis of ICT for development related issues and topics. The Briefing Note […]

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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 […]

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Intellectual Property and Human Development: Current Trends and Future Scenarios

Prepared by PIIPA’s global team of IP professionals and partners in human development, this book examines the social impact of intellectual  property laws as they relate to health, food security, education, new technologies, preservation of bio-cultural heritage, and contemporary challenges in promoting the arts. It explores how intellectual property frameworks could […]

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iREACH: Lessons from a Community Owned ICT Network in Cambodia

Abstract Cambodia is for various reasons a challenging environment for ICT development. This did not deter IDRC (Canada) from funding an ambitious and ground-breaking project designed ultimately to influence ICT policy in Cambodia but initially to establish two pilot community-owned networks in poor rural areas. Each comprises both a cluster […]

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HCI as an Instrument for Strengthening Culture and Language of a Colombian Native Community

Abstract This paper is about the relationship between culture and human-computer interaction. Cultures are live, open and in continuous change. Computer and information technology, as external factors for non-Western-industrialized societies, may trigger transformations, that sometimes, could be considered as negative or unwanted. For example, the usage of Western word-processors modified […]

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Myths of Information Technology for International Development

The past decade has seen incredible interest in applying information and communication technologies for international development, an endeavor often abbreviated “ICT4D.” Can mobile phones be used to improve rural healthcare? How do you design user interfaces for an illiterate migrant worker? What value is technology to a farmer earning $1 […]

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Designing a More Equitable Internet

My research is concerned with the design of appropriate and accessible information systems serving the needs of poor, indigenous, remote and otherwise marginalized communities in the developing and developed world. I am also broadly interested in the impact that new kinds of data and communications tools can have for improving […]

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ITID Special Issue on Open Development

ITID Special Issue on Open Development (Vol 7, Issue 1 – Spring 2011) “Open development refers to an emerging set of possibilities to catalyze positive change through “open” information-networked activities in international development. While there is evidence to support the observation that these changes could be coming, we are only […]

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Intangible Cultural Heritage Research and Documentation lecture

Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Research and Documentation by Dr. Kate Hennessy, Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology in Surrey, British Columbia

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Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations

I encourage you to visit Rebecca Sommer’s website for more incredible documentary work.

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The Changing Field of ICTD: Content analysis of research published in selected journals and conferences, 2000-2010

Abstract In this study, we report the results of a content analysis of 948 papers from selected peer reviewed journals and conferences published between 2000 and 2010 in the academic literature on the interdisciplinary field of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD or ICT4D). Results indicate that the majority […]

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Indigenous people and e-nabling technologies: An analysis of recent experiences in northern and central Australia

Abstract The potential of e­tools, e­media and e­learning to support the goals of Indigenous people, their communities and organisations for cultural, social and economic sustainability, is still relatively unrealised, particularly in the more remote regions of Australia.  Although this paper acknowledges the key barriers to the use of information and communication […]

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