Information and communication technologies are directly influencing the way human beings are engaging themselves in their routine activities. The governance including socio-economic environment needs a catalyst for social change for human development. Currently, technologies are required to play the role of a catalyst to bring this social change for human development. The International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD) will compile theoretical and empirical works that significantly contribute to the still unexplored field of how ICTs can make a difference in the lives of human beings and contribute to human development.
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The mission of the International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD)
is to bring improvement in governance including the socio-economic political environment of society. IJICTHD identifies potential processes, tools, techniques, and applications for the development of human beings and provides insightful analysis about those factors (also contextual and institutional ones) that affect ICTs for human development initiatives. Proposing strategies to both governance and international cooperation organizations for moving forward, this journal also addresses future challenges.
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ICT for Development (ICT4D) is an emergent scientific discourse and International Journal of ICT and Human Development is providing excellent platform for researchers to publish results enhancing ICT4D discourse. Empirical and theoretical contributions by the research published in IJICTHD are of high quality and provide guidelines for policy makers and government officials.
– Sangeeta Sharma, Department of Public Administration, University of Rajasthan, India
- Saqib Saeed, University of Siegen, Germany
IJICTHD reverberates role of ICT in assuring human development through well-articulated articles. The variety of issues that have been highlighted in the Journal since inception, relook at the possibility of relating technological innovations with attaining human equity. The inclusion of ethics building through ICT has given it an added academic mileage that serves the larger and much needed perspective of social transformation. This Journal promotes new concepts and empirical researches in logically versed formats thus providing important guideposts for researchers. The journal is epicenter of understanding human development through technological proliferation.
Some of the most interesting ICT-related innovations are taking place in the area of Human Development. The IJICTHD brings new experiences and practices from around the world in order to stimulate new work, as well as providing additional sources for debate. From this perspective, it contributes to the rapidly emerging field of development informatics and is becoming a fresh new reference for practitioners, policy-makers and academics alike. Moreover, while the new practices and innovations that it showcases come in almost all cases from the global South, the Senian, Human Development approach that it is based on make it a useful reference for the richer, more highly developed countries as well. In short, the IJICTHD is becoming a major ICT4D reference to follow and periodically consult.
– Manuel Acevedo, Strategic Management, Latin American and Caribbean Telecenter Network, Argentina, Argentina
This journal is sensitive to the challenges of development. It encourages understanding of the fact that ICTs are never neutral. Technology push has not been effective historically and it is not the answer when it comes to digital technologies and services. Capability building and demand-side initiatives are always essential and they must reflect local needs and arrangements. The articles in this journal make essential reading and are helping to develop insight into the way that ICTs can be used in empowering ways.
– Robin Mansell, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
The advent of the new global economy has underlined the importance of information and communications technologies for the 21st century. Economic progress and human development increasingly will be determined by the visionary application and sustainable development of not only the resources under our feet but the brain power between our ears. In this journey, the pivotal role of information and communications technology stands as a fundamental cornerstone of this foundation. The International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development will serve the academic community, policy makers and the general public by providing academic papers and scholarly research by noted experts in the field in order to stimulate informed discussion and debate. It will become a catalyst for advancing the frontiers of knowledge in this contemporary field of human endeavor.
– Constantine Passaris, University of New Brunswick, Canada
IJICTHD presents high quality theoretical research works and case studies on how communities can benefit from ICTs in improving their livelihood, i.e., to live a long and healthy life, to be educated and to have access to resources needed for a decent standard of living, and to have political freedom, guaranteed human rights and personal self-respect.
– Alemayehu Molla, RMIT University, Australia
By highlighting human concerns of ICTs, the International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development will be of great value to planners and policy makers.
– M. P. Satija, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
Human development is a grotesquely inequitable process. Women account for nearly 70% of the 1.2 billion people currently living in extreme poverty. 100 million older people live on less than a dollar a day, and 80% of older people in developing countries have no regular income. In Bolivia, the poverty rate among the non-white population is 37%, compared with 17% for the white population. In Tanzania, households with disabled members are 20% more likely to be living in poverty. How can information and communications technologies contribute to a more balanced approach to human development? It is high time we had the answers, and it is high time the answers were put into effect. The International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development will reveal examples and issues of concern that will allow a more inclusive process of human development through the use of ICTs.
– Roger Harris, Roger Harris Associates, Hong Kong
One of the most important applied ICT research fields is electronic government. Because the work of government and public administration is centered on producing and delivering information, ICTs will play a strategic role in modernizing government. Processes and structures can not only be optimized, but profoundly transformed. Thus, the importance of ICTs for better government and e-government will be a key aspect of the new International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development.
– Tino Schuppan, Institute for eGovernment, Germany
Information communication technology (ICT) is altering modern society in many expected and unexpected ways. Technology's effects are felt particularly strongly in the area of human development. That is why the IJICTHD serves a vital role in the scholarly community. The journal is the flagship international journal for the publication of significant research regarding ICT's impact on political, social, and economic structures, not to mention its effects on human culture on a worldwide scale.
– Robert Cropf, Saint Louis University, USA
The growing emphasis on the contributions of information and communication technologies to all aspects of society, combined with widespread speculation about the implications, means that there is an urgent need for research which privileges communicative relationships and human development. This journal will be responsive to that need.
– Robin Mansell, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Technology has been at the heart of human progress and has been a key feature of human identity. The International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development is the only international journal focusing on socio-economic impact of ICT. This peer reviewed journal offers a timely and critical platform to promote further understanding between ICT and human development.
– Subhajit Basu, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
How information and communications technology (ICT) is actually able to address global, regional, and national human development issues have begun to come to the forefront of debates taking place around the world. The IJICTHD will offer a timely and critical platform to foster further understanding in this scholarly area.
– Muhammad Rafiq, International Islamic University, Pakistan
Knowledge Society has added new dimensions to development. Not just in terms of the access to the New Information and Communication Technologies, but also referring to their consequences on poverty, education, labor, democratic participation, genre equality and civil rights, among others. But, because it is a very recent field and started to be studied in different centers and universities all over the world, it is very important to have a space where to gather all this research together. The International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development can do this job - promoting the exchange of ideas and their dissemination to all those who might be interested on them.
– María Frick, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
The advent of ICTs, particularly the Internet, has brought about a phenomenal change in the way and manner business is transacted throughout the world. The International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development serves the purpose of publishing research findings in the areas of electronic and mobile business, management information systems, and operational management.
– Charles Ayo, Covenant University, Nigeria
Information communication technologies have transformed the lives of people as well as organizations. This automated environment has led to digital divide, which is depriving the cause of human development. The technologies should come up to fill this gap and work collectively to literate the people to enable them to earn basic necessities. IJICTHD has put this pious effort in its objectives. The journal represents valuable resources for the information and communication technologies communities to advance the knowledge and work collectively for the development of human beings.
– Susheel Chhabra, Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, India
By now it is accepted as common sense that ICTs are means to an end or tools rather than an end in themselves. Yet do we assume too much about our common understanding or vision of what that end is? Before we can focus on how ICTs can help us achieve our goals, let us reiterate a common vision of human development that encompasses economic, social and political development. With that vision as a constant guiding light, the journal will explore the HOW... how can we ensure the most effective use of ICTs for HUMAN development?
– Barbara Fillip, DOT-COM Alliance, USA
Many magazines specialize on the separate sides of ICT application in society. However, problems of human development in a complex are insufficiently covered yet in special publications. IJICTHD offers the timely program.
– Constantin Gaindric, National Council of Accreditation and Attestation and Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Academy of Sciences, Moldova
In the context of information revolution, the information and communication technologies play a major role in almost every aspect of human development and International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development enclaves those aspects. The journal focuses on in-depth study and research with experimentally verified outcomes for the benefit of its readers.
– Hakikur Rahman, Institute of Computer Management & Science, Dhaka
It is increasingly acknowledged that the full potential of information communication technologies (ICTs) in human development will only be realized when we move beyond the provision of information and truly engage with how individuals may be better equipped to convert any such information into meaningful actions. The International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development is both timely and increasingly relevant in seeking to explore precisely just how this may be achieved.
– Alex Robinson, University of Huddersfield, UK
Human Development is about enlarging people's choices. Information and Communication Technologies have been increasingly advocated in recent years as a means by which human development can be achieved. ICTs can provide access to knowledge which is argued to provide people with better health, education, participation and many other aspects of human development. IJICTHD provides both academics and practitioners with theoretical and practical research that will help in making better use of ICTs to contribute to development.
– Saheer Al-Jaghoub, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Jordan
For all areas, the use of ICT, or should I say exploiting the potential of ICT, is not an end in itself. ICT is an important and helpful tool (and also has a role as a leverage factor), but it must always be embedded in the respective areas of expertise, such as technical and vocational training and education, alliance management, technical advisory services, tighten controlling and, last but not least, detailed knowledge of local structures and circumstances. The International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development will bring the reader on top of new strategies and developments.
– Herbert Henke, GTZ, Germany
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Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:
- ICTs and citizen participation
- ICTs and commerce
- ICTs and culture
- ICTs and education
- ICTs and ethics
- ICTs and gender equality
- ICTs and governance
- ICTs and health
- ICTs and human empowerment
- ICTs and human rights
- ICTs and international cooperation
- ICTs and political development
- ICTs and poverty alleviation
- ICTs and rural development
- ICTs and social change
- ICTs and social media
- ICTs and social networks
- ICTs and socio-economic development
- ICTs and the environment
- ICTs and urban development
- Knowledge for human development
- Policy making with regard to ICTs for development
Editor(s)-in-Chief BiographySusheel Chhabra
is Senior Associate Professor, at Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi, India. He is currently the Assistant Dean and Head of Department where he is engaged in training, research and consultancy in E-Governance, Human Resource Development and Management Information Systems domains. He has published books with acclaimed publishers worldwide, several research articles in international journals and holds PhD, MBA (HRD), and MCA. He has extensive experience in publication domain as Editor-in-Chief and organized several conferences, and management development programmes for senior level executives.Hakikur Rahman
, an academic over 25 years has served leading education institutes and established various ICT projects funded by ADB, UNDP and World Bank in Bangladesh. He is currently serving as a Post Doctoral Researcher at the University of Minho in Portugal. He has written/edited more than 15 books, 35 book chapters and contributed over 100 papers/articles in Journals, Magazines, News papers and Conference Proceedings on ICTs, education, governance and research. Graduating from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1981, he has done his Master's of Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1986 and completed his PhD in Computer Engineering from the Ansted University, BVI, UK in 2001.
Editorial BoardAssociate Editors
Manuel Acevedo, International Consultant on ICTs for Development, Argentina
Mila Gasco, Institute of Public Governance and Management, Spain
Carlos Jimenez, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers & Estratic, Spain
Sangeeta Sharma, University of Rajasthan, India
Chia-Wen Tsai, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
International Editorial Review Board
Vincenzo Ambriola, Università di Pisa, Italy
Kaushik Anjali, Management Development Institute - Gurgaon, India
L. Ariunaa, Intec Co. Ltd, Mongolia
Charles Ayo, Covenant University, Nigeria
Robert Cropf, Saint Louis University, USA
Sam Goundar, United Nations University, Macau
D. P. Goyal, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India
D. N. Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
Edward F. Halpin, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Sanjay Kaushik, Punjab University, India
Rafi Ahmad Khan, The University of Kashmir, India
Gashaw Kebede, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
John Lannon, University of Limerick, Ireland, and The Praxis Centre, UK
Euripides Loukis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Luis Felipe Luna-Reyes, Universidad de las Américas, Mexico
Sushila Madan, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, India
P. Malyadri, Osmania University, India
Sareen Mamta, University of Delhi, India
Robin Mansell, London School of Economics, UK
Ana Aleksic Miric, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Alemayehu Molla, RMIT University, Australia
Bantu Morolong, University of Botswana, Botswana
Kumar Muneesh, University of Delhi - South Campus, India
Irena Ograjenšek, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Anne-Marie Oostveen, Oxford Internet Institute, UK
Ismael Pena, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Daniel Pimienta, FUNREDES, Dominican Republic
Miguel Porrua, Organization of American States, USA
Singh Ramanjeet, Institute of Management & Technology, India
Saeed Saqib, University of Siegen, Germany
M. P. Satija, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
Tino Schuppan, The Postdam University Institute for eGovernment, Germany
Bharati Sen, SNDT Women’s University, India
Christian Serarols, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Jamal Shahin, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Carlos Nunes Silva, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Pawan Kumar Tiwari, St. Ann’s College, Assam, India
Teresa Torres, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
Kumar Vilendar, Fortune Institute of International Business, India