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What is Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D)

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fifth Edition
This refers to the use of technology for helping poor and marginalised individuals and communities in developing countries to bridge the digital divide and aiding economic development by ensuring equitable access to up-to-date communications technologies.
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Gender Differences in Access to and Use of ICTs in Nigeria
Immanuel Ovemeso Umukoro (Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria), Aanuoluwapo Oluwaseun Omolade-Lawal (University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria), Samuel Oyelami Babalola (UAC Nigeria Plc, Nigeria), Kolawole Sunday Akinsumbo (LucrativeTech, Nigeria), Rashida Mebude Aligwa (Tek Experts Limited, Nigeria), and Balikis Animasaun Abdul-Jeleel (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3479-3.ch117
Abstract
There is a skewed perception of the differences in access to and use of ICTs in modern society, especially in technology less-advanced nations. While there are various schools of thought on this topical issue, less is evident to establish that males and females have equal access to and use of information and communication technologies. Given the role of ICTs for development and the significance of gender equality to economic advancement as seen in the sustainable development goals, understanding gendered access to and use of ICTs can help develop interventions that help close the gender gap in access to and use of ICTs in order to help women leverage technology for socio-economic inclusion. The study, therefore, attempted to understand the presence or absence of gender differences in access to and use of ICTs and identify the causes in order to guide the development of interventions aimed at closing these gaps.
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Understanding SME Techno-Entrepreneurship in Nigeria's IT Clusters
This refers to the use of technology for helping poor and marginalised individuals and communities in developing countries to bridge the digital divide and aiding economic development by ensuring equitable access to up-to-date communications technologies.
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