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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Play and Power: a Ludic Design Proposal for ICTD

This paper puts forth a notion of ludic design, drawing from work in HCI by Phoebe Sengers and Bill Gaver, as an avenue through which ICTD can begin to contend with the historical discourse of the developmental enterprise. This discourse, which we term the “developmental optic,” is one that envisions […]

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TelecentresAfrica

TelecentresAfrica is an initiative launched by CTA and InfoBridge Foundation in support to rural community service delivery in Africa including telecentres and community radios. The programe is open to all stakeholders interested in promoting and implementing ICT4D projects for the development of rural communities in Africa. Within the context of […]

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The Complexities of Community Participation in ICT for Development Projects: the Case of “Our Voices”

Community participation is often suggested as a means to a relevant, contextual rural information system (such as a telecentre). Yet, the ICT for development field has much to learn from development literature on the complexities of community participation. We first review the critical literature on participation in development and then […]

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Information and Communication Technologies for Cultural Transmission Among Indigenous Peoples

Abstract The global digital divide threatens to exclude millions of people from the potential benefits of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), especially computers and the Internet. Many of these people live in rural, isolated and remote places of developing countries and are unlikely to be able to afford the cost […]

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