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What is Empowerment of Society

Ubiquitous Technologies for Human Development and Knowledge Management
It is meant to social empowerment and social empowerment is understood as the process of developing a sense of autonomy and self-confidence, and acting individually and collectively to change social relationships and the institutions and discourses that exclude poor and marginal people and keep them in poverty.
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Knowledge Management Portals for Empowering General Public and Societies
Hakikur Rahman (Presidency University, Bangladesh)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7844-5.ch012
With the advent of the web technologies, portals are providing a wide range of comprehensive support for information processing and management focusing on content management with specific foundation for knowledge development. Knowledge management portals are emerging as web tools that can assist facilitate knowledge management in the aspect of learning, social awareness, policy implementation, and empowering the common citizen of the community. Knowledge management portals can be a rigid platform for providing integrated access to relevant content and resources in one location, for sharing and distributing information, and for bringing the community people together for knowledge interchange. This chapter focuses on the aspects of knowledge management portals through a horizontal literature review and put forwards a few cases that are being utilized in various aspects of the society for the knowledge attainment of the general public of the society.
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