Digital Bridges: Developing Countries in the Knowledge Economy

Digital Bridges: Developing Countries in the Knowledge Economy

John Afele (International Program for Africa, Canada)
Release Date: July, 2002|Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 228
ISBN13: 9781591400394|ISBN10: 1591400392|EISBN13: 9781591400677|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-039-4

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Globalization and global equity are built on the premise of peace. The causes of many divisions and tensions in human communities lie in the imagined or real gain of financial or material assets of some elements of the community to be at the expense of others. The global community however lacks clear definitions and methods of stability, whether political, economic, or social. Digital Bridges: Developing Countriesin the Knowledge Economy provides insight into the methods and theories behind the globalization of information technologies.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

John Afele obtained his doctorate at the University of Guelph in Canada, specializing in crop improvement and biotechnology. He was also a fellow of the Science and Technology Agency of Japan, stationed at the National Institute of Agrobiological Resources in Tsukuba. He has served as a member of the executive committee of the Global Knowledge Partnership, and has been engaged by major development institutions to define aspects of the knowledge society, especially as they may apply to global development.