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Equitable access in education
The debate is no longer whether to use ICTs in education in Africa, but how to do so, and how to ensure equitable access for teachers and learners, the authors of a new book argue.
e-GOVERNMENT: Does it work?
Governments around the world have invested heavily in e-government. Behind this investment is the strong belief that the use of technology would lead to better government performance, improved quality of democracy and enhanced citizens’ trust in governments. The Eldis website
looks at the key issues.
Thinking through e-governance
This book presents the context, theory, and current thinking on the interaction between ICTs and local governance, particularly in Africa. It discusses the shift from "government” to “e-governance,” describes the role of local-level authorities, and presents the benefits and limitations of introducing ICTs in government operations. Case studies from Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda describe local ICT governance projects executed by civil society organizations, academic institutions, and government authorities.
New policy framework tool
A new publication offers policymakers in emerging markets a framework to enable them to provide sustainable and workable solutions to the challenges of digital inclusion. The publication was commissioned by LIRNE.NET as part of its World Dialogue on Regulation for Network Economies programme.
KENYA: ICT Board unveils strategy
The Kenya ICT Board recently unveiled its ICT strategy for the country, and has invited industry comment. This link downloads the strategy presentation.