Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Collaboration, Capacity Building and Community Development: A Librarian at Every Table. No. 292.

The first issue of the International Journal of Education and Development has an editorial "Collaboration as a critical success factor in using ICT for capacity building and community development."
Stewart Marshall and Wal Taylor observe:
Despite the huge potential of ICT to assist communities to increase their overall well-being through community development, there are relatively few examples of sustained community networks built around ICT when compared to commercial applications, even in the developed countries where the technology has been increasingly available for up to 20 years.

Of related interest is the work of the United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force.

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