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AudienceScapes overviews the World Bank’s latest study on the use of mobile applications for the health, agriculture and rural development sectors. What makes a successful mobile health project? How does a mobile app project become self-sustaining? by Alexandra Walker, Editor, AudienceScapes What makes a successful mobile health project?
Tuesday, February 15, 12:30 pm Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, second floor RSVP required for those attending in person to Amar Ashar ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) This event will be webcast live at 12:30 pm ET and archived on our site shortly after. Recognising that ICTs are powerful tools shaping people’s everyday lives, practitioners, policy-makers and academics in the ICT for development (ICT4D) field engage with these technologies in the name of “development”. Yet understandings of development differ and too often remain implicit and removed from participatory processes involving the intended users. Techno-euphoria and the focus on universal access distracts from the very individual choices people should have to integrate technologies in their everyday practices (or not).
Photo: Malawians pose for a quick photo. (Getty Images) If you're one of the bazillion Americans (confirmed statistic...) already lining up for the next generation iPhones or Androids, recent college grad Josh Nesbit wants you to consider this: The old phone you may be tempted to ditch is a lifeline waiting to launch.
In 1906, a woman by the name of Welthy Fisher launched a school in China to give girls the skills they needed in order to play a greater role in their society. The teaching tools this 27-year-old woman relied upon were books and chalkboards, paper and pens. Now, more than a century later, the organization she founded finds itself in an era where information and communication technologies (ICT) are being used at an increasing rate to improve education and learning environments.
Communication for Development goes beyond providing information C4D involves understanding people, their beliefs and values, the social and cultural norms that shape their lives. It involves engaging communities and listening to adults and children as they identify problems, propose solutions and act upon them.
The United Nations' agency for ICTs, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), marks today, 17 May, as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). The purpose of the day is to “help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide”. This year the theme of the day is “Better life in rural communities with ICTs”. It is a vital - if optimistic - theme.
The last decade has seen information and communication technologies (ICT) dramatically transforming the world, enabling innovation and productivity increases, connecting people and communities, and improving standards of living and opportunities across the globe.This report features the latest results of the Networked Readiness Index (NRI), offering an overview of the current state of ICT readiness in the world. This year’s coverage includes a record number of 138 economies from both the develop <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Vergara, Sebastián and Grazzi, Matteo (2011): ICT access in Latin America. evidence from household level. Published in: ICT in Latin America. A Microdata Analysis. ECLAC-IDRC.
The UIS launched a regional survey in 40 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to collect data on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education. Demand for data on the topic has never been greater. Countries, in the region, in cooperation with ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean), have set up a regional policy framework ( eLAC ) to promote the information society.
Los consumidores a nivel mundial pagan hoy hasta un 50% menos que hace dos años por los servicios de banda ancha . Los precios de Internet siguen bajando a pesar de que en los países emergentes todavía se paga tres veces más por la banda ancha que los que pertenecen a mercados más maduros. Un par de estudios recientes confirman estos datos a nivel mundial. En algunos países africanos, la banda ancha es tres veces más cara. Foto en flickr de frerieke El último, publicado por la ITU , concluye que los consumidores pagan un 18% menos de media por servicios de la información y la comunicación (TIC) básicos que hace dos años, y, más concretamente, menos de la mitad por las conexiones a Internet.
A case study in a rural area of Puno (Peru) shows how mobile phones are used and incorporated in everyday life activities. These include both agricultural and livestock activities and participation in weekly fairs. Everybody has a mobile phone : this is what several individuals interviewed in Puno (Peru) told us in the context of a case study we developed in 2008. However, a representative survey in the same area of study revealed some nuances: mobile ownership only represents 56% of the population.
FROM the streets of Tunis to Tahrir Square and beyond, protests around the world last year were built on the Internet and the many devices that interact with it. Though the demonstrations thrived because thousands of people turned out to participate, they could never have happened as they did without the ability that the Internet offers to communicate, organize and publicize everywhere, instantaneously. It is no surprise, then, that the protests have raised questions about whether Internet access is or should be a civil or human right.
La copia digital de obras protegidas por la propiedad intelectual, y más concretamente la copia privada digital a través de Internet, ha determinado un serio debilitamiento de la principal prerrogativa que el copyright otorga a las industrias culturales; esto es, el derecho exclusivo a controlar la reproducción de las obras, sobre el que se ha construido todo el entramado jurídico de la economía de las industrias culturales. Aunque se discute acerca del alcance real de los efectos económicos de la copia on line , el derecho internacional ha respondido con celeridad a las demandas de una mayor protección de los derechos de propiedad intelectual, a través de la elaboración temprana de los Tratados concluidos en el marco de la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual en 1996, los denominados Tratados Internet. A nivel europeo, se aprobaron dos importantes Directivas en 2001 y 2004 1 .