UNESCO Chair in ICT4D
ICT4D, Edited by Tim Unwin, recently published by Cambridge University Press
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Members of the Collective, together with colleagues from across the world, have produced a book on ICT4D that has been published by Cambridge University Press in February 2009. This provides an overview of the field as well as examples of good practice and lessons learnt from ICT4D initiatives in Asia, Africa and Latin America. A prominent feature of the book is that it includes numerous short case studies, written by leading experts in their fields, on specific aspects of ICT4D. Highlighted links below provide connections to authors' sites and relevant work.
Much of the text was written in 2007, and Tim Unwin's blog provides an update on new material that he would have liked to have included if it was written today!
1. Introduction - Tim Unwin
2. Development Agendas and the Place of ICTs - Tim Unwin (ICT4D Collective)
3. Information and Communication in Development Practices - Tim Unwin
4. The Technologies: Identifying Appropriate Solutions for ‘Development’ Needs - Tim Unwin
5. The Practical Implementation of ICT4D Initiatives - Tim Unwin
6. ICTs, Enterprise and Development - Michael Best and Charles Kenny
7. ICT in Education: Catalyst for Development - Michelle Selinger
8. e-Health: Information and Communication Technologies for Health - S. Yunkap Kwankam, Ariel Pablos-Mendez and Misha Kay (WHO Knowledge Management and Health)
9. e-Government and e-Governance - Jim Guida and Martin Crow
10. ICT for Rural Development - Bob Day and Peter Greenwood
11. Conclusion - Tim Unwin
About the Collective in your own language:
Up to two draft chapters at any one time are being made available through links on this site. Please take the opportunity to provide suggestions, comments or other feedback about them to the Editor at tim(at)ict4d(dot)org(dot)uk.
Currently available chapters are:
Please note that these files are non-printable. The final work has been published by Cambridge University Press to whom all order enquiries should be directed.
Last updated 16th February 2009
ICT4D - the sustainable use of ICTs to enable poor people and marginalised communities to use the potential of ICT to transform their lives