Icts And The Millennium Development Goals

Author by : Harleen Kaur
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book attempts to create awareness about the UN-MDGs and how various ICT can be harnessed to appeal to different demographics. Current empirical evidence suggests that MDG awareness is relatively low particularly in developed countries, and that the levels of MDG awareness vary considerable across socioeconomic variables or demographics from United Nations perspective. It also examines how ICT can be used to bring about technical and social innovations strengthen livelihoods, support economic development, water and climate resilience and improve the education and health sectors and enhance development opportunities. Several studies are highlighted that reinforce the view that government support and private sector expertise and funding are important factors in ICT-based e-government solutions in developing countries. The book also builds on the thesis that a strong connection between competencies in mathematics, science, and information communication/technology is required to build logical concepts and critical thinking skills. It also examines the opportunities and barriers of promoting students’ learning skills, including communication, cooperation, collaboration and connection using the Wiki tool under the blackboard platform. Finally, the book also highlights the challenges involved in application of ICT in education. This is significant for educators in order to surmount these obstacles and consequently successfully incorporate ICT into the educational system. The chapters present the relevant literature on ICTs and the perceived barriers to ICT integration in basic education. They also focus on the implications of incorporating ICT in the basic educational system. The challenges confronting the integration of ICT in education are equally identified with a view to ensuring a more efficient application of ICT in attaining education for all.


Libraries And Information Services Towards The Attainment Of The Un Millennium Development Goals

Author by : Benson Njobvu
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter
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Description : The United Nations Millennium declarations of 2002 set eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015. The papers presented in this publication endeavour to address how libraries and information professionals in East, Central and Southern Africa seek to make themselves relevant to national development by asking themselves how libraries and information centres could contribute to the attainment of these MDGs.


The Millennium Development Goals

Author by : Fantu Cheru
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zed Books
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Description : How can the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) be made a reality by 2015? This is an up-to-date overview of the funding proposals and mechanisms now under discussion. The contributors have contributed their analyses as part of the Helsinki Process on Globalization and Democracy--an inter-governmental initiative to develop new approaches to global problem-solving. Key resource flows examined include ODA, foreign direct investment, remittances by migrants, commodity export prices, and new ideas to secure sustainable debt relief, including debt cancellation, revaluation of IMF gold reserves, debt arbitration, and other proposals.


Ict For Development

Author by : Simon Batchelor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Ict For Promoting Human Development And Protecting The Environment

Author by : Francisco J. Mata
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th IFIP World Information Technology Forum, WITFOR 2016, San José, Costa Rica, in September 2016. The 16 full papers and 6 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 45 submissions. Within the general theme ICT for Promoting Human Development and Protecting the Environment the papers are organized in the following topical sections encompassing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recently adopted by the United Nations: ICT and cross-cutting development issues; ICT and environmental problems: ICT and human development problems; and ICT and economic development problems.


Icts And Sustainable Solutions For The Digital Divide Theory And Perspectives

Author by : Steyn, Jacques
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : ICTs and Sustainable Solutions for the Digital Divide: Theory and Perspectives focuses on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), which includes any technology used for communication and information. This publication researches the social side of computing, the users, and the design of systems that meet the needs of "ordinary" users.


Millennium Development Goals Technology Road Map

Author by : Talia Whyte
Languange : en
Publisher by : Global Wire Books
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Description : The Millennium Development Goals Technology Road Map highlights the role tech innovation has played in supporting the goals and the development framework in general. From giving e-readers to students, to subsistence farmers texting banking information on their mobiles, to using podcasts to bring more awareness to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, technology has certainly made an impact. However, there have also been many bumps along the way which have drawn much criticism in a variety of areas. The Millennium Development Goals Technology Road Map helps us better understand benchmarks and areas where there is still a need for improvement coming onto the deadline, as well as looking beyond 2015.


Ict For Development

Author by : Simon Batchelor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The aim of this paper is to create a publicly available resource that provides concise descriptions of selected infoDev ICT-for-development projects, and their impact on poverty. The paper first presents case studies of a cross-section of projects funded by the infoDev Core Program, followed by an in-depth analysis of the impact, and limits of those projects. The main criterion for selecting projects for case study analysis was to be as representative as possible of the various environments (political, economic, social, geographic) in which infoDev has been operating since its inception. An attempt was also made to provide a balanced sample relative to the success rate of the projects. Rather than selecting the "best projects," the authors, in consultation with the task managers of the projects, gave priority to those initiatives likely to offer the best lessons and knowledge about how to use ICT for development purposes. infoDev case studies show that the presence of a project champion enhances the success of a project (FOOD, Manobi, Voxiva, Fantsuam). The cases also demonstrate that technical and organization capacity can be built over the life of a project.


Creating An Enabling Environment

Author by : United Nations ICT Task Force
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Communication And Sustainable Development

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Food & Agriculture Org.
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Description : Communication for Development is about dialogue, participation and the sharing of knowledge and information among people and institutions. The 9th UN Roundtable (Rome, September 2004), focused on "Communication and sustainable development" and addressed three key inter-related themes that are central to this issue: Communication in Research, Extension and Education; Communication for Natural Resource Management; and Communication for isolated and Marginalized Groups. The selection of key note papers presented in this publication offers views and perspectives that contribute to these themes.--Publisher's description.


The Development Dimension Icts For Development Improving Policy Coherence

Author by : OECD
Languange : en
Publisher by : OECD Publishing
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Description : This publication examines access to ICTs in developing countries, broadband Internet access and governments' role in making it available; developments in mobile payments; ICT security issues; ICTs for improving environmental performance; and the relative priority of ICTs in education.


Achieving Mdgs Through Icts Usage In Secondary Schools In Nigeria

Author by : Akachukwu Nwabueze
Languange : en
Publisher by : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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Description : The first seven Millennium Development Goals are mutually reinforcing and are directed at reducing poverty, disease and death in all its forms ensuring education for all and empowerment, While the last goal which is global partnership for development is about the means to achieve the first seven goals. Many nations including Nigeria have failed in the quest to achieving MDGs today because, they neglected the last goal. Therefore, this book focused on the Roles of ICTs in achieving MDGs, ICTs usage Level of teachers and students in Nigeria, Roles of ICTs in developing global partnership with secondary schools, ways ICTs can enhance global development partners in secondary schools' development, and the problems militating against the use of ICTs in secondary schools in Nigeria. The development of Global Partnership with Secondary Schools through Information and Communication Technologies would be a Road Network to Achieving Quality Education and MDGs in Nigeria. Hence, Global development partners can provide schools with ICT facilities, provide ICT training for teachers and students through the Internet, provide learning materials for teachers and students through the Internet


Information And Communication Technology For Sustainable Development

Author by : Cesar Marolla
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development shows how ICT, as an enabler for all spheres of development, can help innovate business processes and operations, and provide faster integration of new technologies into business systems. Focused on sustainability, the book addresses strategic approaches to cope with a range of climatic, environmental, cyber-security threats and other global risks, and aims to promote prosperity and economic growth. Furthermore, it explores how the adoption of new technologies, and collective action based upon a strategic behavioral theory of new leadership, can be applied when responding to specific set of conditions that allow for the proposed strategies to cope with risks. Information technology and strategic planning complement each other to attain the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Risk management frameworks, business continuity systems, and strategic planning methodologies such as mechanism design theory, strategic adaptive cognition (SAC), and risk mechanism theory (RMT) are the fundamental components needed to have a universal approach embedded into the national development plans agenda. As technology no longer follows an orderly, linear path, but improves exponentially, developing a strategic approach to ICT implementation help world leaders in the difficult but inspiring task of making a sustainable world and consequently find solutions to achieve the SDGs and the desired growth pattern that must be sustained, inclusive and equitable. Cesar Marolla is a sustainability and environmental management leader, researcher, author, and lecturer. Throughout his career he has brought strategy concepts to bear on many of the most challenging problems facing corporations and societies and has worked and traveled extensively in Europe, South America, Middle East, Northeast Africa, and the United States. Marolla is the recipient of the 2013 Harvard University Derek Bok Civic Prize Award that recognizes creative initiatives in community service and long-standing records of civic achievement. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program in Sustainability Leadership at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health— The Center for Health and the Global Environment and a member of the Harvard Advisory Council for the Sustainability Curriculum.


Illicit Trade Trade In Counterfeit Ict Goods

Author by : OECD
Languange : en
Publisher by : OECD Publishing
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Description : This study looks at the trade in counterfeit ICT goods, including the size of the trade, the main sources of fake goods, and the countries whose companies are most affected.


Icts For Agricultural Extension

Author by : R. Saravanan
Languange : en
Publisher by : New India Publishing
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Description : This book is an attempt to document the National Policy on ICTs in agricultural extension, ICT infrastructure scenario and related issues, case studies on innovative ICTs for agricultural extension initiatives (Village knowledge centres, information kiosks, mobile ICT units, web portals, digital data base and networks, rural tele centres, farmer call centres, mobile telephony, video conference, offline multimedia CDs, decision support systems, expert systems, innovative community radio and television programmes, open distance learning etc. The agricultural extension students, academicians, scientists, practitioners, administrators and policy makers will find this compilation of the "ICTs for Agricultural Extension: Global Experiments, Innovations and Experiences" from twenty eight countries relevant to providing a framework for the design and implementation of sustainable ICT-enabled extension services for the agricultural development.


World Sustainable Development Outlook 2007

Author by : Allam Ahmed
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The World Sustainable Development Outlook series has been developed to provide an overview of sustainable development, to discuss why it is important and to provoke forward thinking on the development of a more coherent approach to solving global problems related to sustainability through science and technology. In doing so, a holistic approach is used to critically examine the interrelationship between the natural, governmental, economic and social dimensions of our world and how science and technology can contribute to solutions. This is a truly global source book, which is reflected in the varied national and cultural origins of the contributors, as well as the topics and case studies covered. Each year a different theme will be covered. The theme of World Sustainable Development Outlook 2007 is the different dimensions of knowledge and technology management in the new era of information revolution and how they relate to sustainable development. Rapid innovation in information and communication technologies (ICTs) is clearly reshaping the world we live in. Countries are increasingly judged by whether they are information-rich or information-poor. It is estimated that 30–40% of the world's economic growth and 40–50% of all new jobs will be IT-driven. Education and knowledge are the chief currencies of the modern age, and can also be a strategic resource and a lifeline for sustainable development. Yet, in Africa, millions of people have never made a telephone call. The technological gulf between developed and developing countries (DCs) is likely to widen further with the rapid expansion of the internet and the speedy transition to digitalisation in the West. The impacts on DCs may include an increase in the so-called brain drain and growing dependence on foreign aid of a different kind – knowledge aid. There are fears that knowledge imperialism is already with us. What is clear is that most of the technological innovations in ICTs are Western-designed and fail to address the needs of the most disadvantaged. The interest of industrialised countries in the use of ICTs in DCs has largely been more concerned with the profitability of their own business enterprises than with any broader goals concerning the development of the host countries. DCs face the challenge of either becoming an integral part of the knowledge-based global economy or the very real danger of finding themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide. Successful management in the new millennium requires developing new methods and approaches to meet the challenges and opportunities of this information revolution while at the same time fostering sustainable development. Adopting a holistic approach, this book aims to critically examine the interrelationship between these different issues in order to reach solutions and a consensus for a better future, taking into account a variety of international, institutional and intellectual perspectives. It uses case and country studies in technological innovation and experience so that lessons in effective management of ICTs can be learned from successful initiatives, ideas and innovations.


Fostering Self Regulated Learning Through Ict

Author by : Dettori, Giuliana
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : "This book presents the relationship between SRL and ICTs from several standpoints, addressing both theoretical and applicative issues, providing examples from a range of disciplinary fields and educational settings"--Provided by publisher.


Handbook Of Research On Information Communication Technology Policy Trends Issues And Advancements

Author by : Adomi, Esharenana E.
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : The Handbook of Research on Information Communication Technology Policy: Trends, Issues and Advancements provides a comprehensive and reliable source of information on current developments in information communication technologies. This source includes ICT policies; a guide on ICT policy formulation, implementation, adoption, monitoring, evaluation and application; and background information for scholars and researchers interested in carrying out research on ICT policies.


Millennium Development Goals

Author by : Md. Arifur Rahman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Cinderella Or Cyberella

Author by : Nancy J. Hafkin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kumarian Press
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Description : * Multidisciplinary, with authors widely recognized as experts on issues of gender and technology in the developing world * Focuses on ICTs and economic empowerment of women in developing countries Cinderella or Cyberella: what is the future for women in the knowledge society? Cyberella is fluent in the uses of technology, comfortable using and designing computer technology, and working in virtual spaces. Cinderella works in the basement of the knowledge society with little opportunity to reap its benefits. Promoting women's empowerment through ICTs is one of the critical development challenges of the 21st century.Nancy Hafkin and Sophia Huyer, acknowledged as leading scholars on gender and information technology, have assembled a stellar group of authors for this collection. Each essay in the collection depicts ways in ICTs provide opportunities for women to improve their incomes, gain awareness of their rights, and improve their own and their families' well-being. Illustrative case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America, show the global possibilities for women's empowerment through ICTs.


Frameworks For Ict Policy Government Social And Legal Issues

Author by : Adomi, Esharenana E.
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Frameworks for ICT Policy: Government, Social and Legal Issues is a reference on ICT policy framework and a guide to those who are involved in ICT policy formulation, implementation, adoption, monitoring, evaluation and application. This comprehensive publication provides background information for scholars and researchers who are interested in carrying out research on ICT policies and promotes the understanding of policies guiding technology.


Prioritizing Development

Author by : Bjorn Lomborg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : An analysis of the UN's development targets up until 2030, and the case for prioritizing the most powerful investment areas.


Millennium Development Goals The Indian Journey

Author by : R.K. Mishra
Languange : en
Publisher by : Allied Publishers
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Description : Achievement of Millennium Development Goals is a priority for every nation, and the contribution of every nation accounts for making the world more prosperous. This book analyzes the status and proximity to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals in India. The present compilation of research paper focus on issues of Health, Poverty, Employment issues, Provision of safe drinking water, Education, food security, women empowerment and sustainable development. The papers present the Indian journey, the different perspective of the efforts, and analyze the various initiatives that India has undertaken in the process of attaining the MDGs.


Icts For Health Education And Socioeconomic Policies Regional Cases

Author by : Driouchi, Ahmed
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Advancing technologies play an important role in the interactions between health, education, and socioeconomic policies. The subsequent outcomes between these areas require a better understanding and assessment in order to pursue further efficient coordination. ICTs for Health, Education and Socioeconomic Policies: Regional Cases discusses the benefits that can be gained from the interactions between health, education, and socioeconomic areas. Providing a regional focus on the Southern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Arab economies, this book is essential for researchers, scholars, developers, policy makers, and graduate students interested in these specific regions and studies.


Regional Human Development Report

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Assessment of the role and impact of information and communication technologies on human development in Asia.