mercredi 8 juin 2011

Analysis of opportunities and emerging issues in ICTs

By Koda Traoré and Kevin Painting
The most widely accepted vision for ICT4D, developed at the international level in 2005 through the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), is to move toward creating an inclusive Information Society, as detailed in the WSIS plan of action . Its implementation has met with differing levels of success across the world, largely reflecting the different stages of development and the issues being confronted by the countries. Ten objectives have been set which can grouped in the following three areas: (1) connect key sectors with ICTs including health, education, public information centres and libraries with a special focus on isolated rural areas; (2) ensure the insertion of ICTs to education including the development of adapted curricula at all levels; (3) facilitate the development and access to content in all languages. The section of the WSIS action plan dealing specifically with agriculture is “C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life”. (Commentators noted at the time that the technology focus was perhaps somewhat narrow and limited in scope of application) ...

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