You are previewing Cases on Developing Countries and ICT Integration.
O'Reilly logo
Cases on Developing Countries and ICT Integration

Book Description

ICTs have the potential to make a huge impact on developing countries. Not only can ICTs be used to integrate rural communities into wider economic and social development, but digital technologies can also be used to enhance and preserve the knowledge and culture of rural communities. Cases on Developing Countries and ICT Integration: Rural Community Development pools together experts’ experiences on ICT integration in rural community development within the context of developing countries. The technology they used is described, analyzed, and synthesized in order to offer solutions for successful application. This premier reference source is ideal for community development workers, social workers, scholars, researchers, and policy makers interested in ICTs for community development.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
  5. Acknowledgment
  6. Section 1: Agriculture, Health and Tourism
    1. Chapter 1: ICTS and Their Role in Health Promotion
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. METHODS
      4. DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX A
    2. Chapter 2: ICTs for Enhanced Use of Indigenous Medicinal Plants by the Ashante Speaking People of Ghana
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Chapter 3: A Synopsis of Information Communication Technologies Applications in Agro-Based Livelihoods in Nigeria
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2: Infrastructure, Communication and Community Informatics/Knowledge
    1. Chapter 4: Libraries as Portal for Knowledge Driven Rural Community Development Cases from Botswana
      1. Abstract
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 5: Reaching the Hard to Reach
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 6: Innovative Use of ICT in Namibia for Nationhood
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 7: Exploring the Impact of Google Igbo in South East Nigeria
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction: Google and the Introduction of Google Igbo
      3. STUDY INTENTIONS
      4. STUDY CRITERIA
      5. A BRIEF HISTORY OF IGBO LANGUAGE AND GOOGLE IGBO LANGUAGE GENRE
      6. STUDY POPULATION
      7. METHOD
      8. DATA PRESENTATION AND FINDINGS
      9. DISCUSSION
      10. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Economic Empowerment and Small Scale Entrepreneurship
    1. Chapter 8: Socio-Economic Empowerment Through Technologies
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
    2. Chapter 9: Music as a Catalyst for Improved Livelihood
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 10: Quest for Economic Empowerment of Rural Women Entrepreneurs in Tanzania
      1. Abstract
      2. Background, Rationale and Methods: Cell Phones, the New Age Technologies
      3. Discussion: How Does Improvement in Information Impact Market Performance?
      4. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 4: Policies, Strategies and E-Governance
    1. Chapter 11: E-Government’s Role in Poverty Alleviation
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
    2. Chapter 12: Gender Equality as a Development Factor in the Application of ICT for Agro-Forestry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    3. Chapter 13: ICTs for Improved Service Delivery
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 14: Moving with Time and Strategy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 15: The National Spatial Database Infrastructure (NSDI) in the Context of E-Governance Initiatives in Botswana
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 5: Theoretical, Educational and General Issues
    1. Chapter 16: ICT-Supported Education for Sustainable Development of South Korean Rural Communities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
    2. Chapter 17: Experiencing the Functionality of Mathematical Indigenous ICTs on Community Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. Intuitive/Indigenous Mathematical Knowledge and ICT
      5. Concluding Remarks
    3. Chapter 18: Linking Mathematical Literacy to ICT
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
    4. Chapter 19: Managing and Enhancing ICT Uptake in Rural Communities in Botswana
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors
  13. Index