Word of Mouth: Orality in Africa

“Word of Mouth” provides information on the significance of orality in African countries. The internet project thus aims to build bridges between societies shaped by oral traditions and the predominantly text-based global knowledge society. In addition, “Word of Mouth” presents information on German activities in the field of orality, thus […]

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Activity Situated Semiotics in Human-Computer Interaction: Digitally Augmenting Museum Experiences

In the digital age, the museum experience can be enhanced using digital technologies and expanded beyond the time and space of the visit. Instead of being just passive viewers in the exhibition, visitors can be engaged in creating and sharing digital artefacts and stories as a result of augmented museum […]

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Participatory Content Creation for Development: Principles and Practices

Excerpt from Foreword In any developing country, a prime ingredient for development is information. How that information is spread among people and how it is understood and used are also crucial, be it the latest research on fertilisers; agriculture or land development; town planning and community building; environment; disaster preparedness; […]

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tripleC: Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society

The Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society provides a forum to discuss the challenges humanity is facing in the information society today. It promotes contributions within an emerging science of the information society with a special interest in critical studies following the highest standards of peer review. […]

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Innovation and Technology for Indigenous Peoples

Excerpt Information and communications technology (ICT) is transformative economically, socially, and politically. Evidence of this transformation can be seen in the dramatic spread of ICT globally and near universal usage in both developing and developed countries. Indeed, ICT is everywhere, with its widest manifestations including computer, multimedia, and Internet technologies […]

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The Role of ICTs in Indigenous Knowledge Preservation

Full Title: The Role of Information and Communications Technologies in Indigenous Knowledge Preservation Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and digital technologies are omnipresent in the global information society. With the digitalisation of knowledge, including indigenous knowledge (IK), ICT‟s are offering alternative perspectives of knowledge. IK is intricate knowledge acquired over […]

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Indigenous People, WSIS, and Emerging Uses of ICTs: Executive Summary

Introduction During the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Indigenous Peoples called for their full and effective participation in the Information Age on their own terms. While implementation of the WSIS Plan of Action has been limited, there are many examples of Indigenous Peoples creatively engaging Information and Communications […]

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Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID)

The Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID), an initiative approved by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2006, was launched after comprehensive worldwide consultations with governments, the private sector, civil society, the technical and Internet communities and academia. While the 2005 United Nations Summits emphasized the importance […]

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Village Scribe Association (VSA)

We are a group of people who want to broaden the perspectives of and increase the possibilities for people who have very little. Our focus lies in advancing education of underprivileged people so that they will not only be able to help themselves, but also develop an awareness of their […]

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The eBario Vision for Indigenous People and ICT

The eBario project is operated by eBario Sdn Bhd. Here is the eBario mission: The eBario Vision for Indigenous People and ICT We welcome the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration serves to further invigorate our own energies towards realizing our rights and we note that the Declaration […]

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ICT4D Bibliography at ICTlogy.net

This is a gathering of literature on subjects related to the impact of Information and Communication Technologies in the society, especially in development curated by Ismael Peña-López. Thus, you’ll find readings about the Information Society, the Digital Divide, e-Readiness or Digital Literacy, as core themes, and the Digital Economy, e-Learning, […]

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Our Side of the Divide: African Perspectives on Information and Communication Technologies

Introduction This booklet is part of a broad strategy called ‘Speaking for Ourselves’. It recognises, that while the African perspective on the digital divide is underrepresented in the context of the World Summit on the Information Society, the people most directly affected by the digital divide have the best ideas, […]

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Other side of the divide: Latin-American and Caribbean Perspectives on the WSIS

Introduction The process generated around the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is an opportunity to present to the world the contributions that from Latin America and the Caribbean have been made in this respect. Diverse actors of this region of the planet have worked and work today in […]

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