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By Ineke Buskens, Anne Webb

This book explores the ways that ladies in Africa make the most of info and communique applied sciences to facilitate their empowerment; no matter if in the course of the cellular village cellphone company, via net use, or via new profession and ICT employment possibilities. in response to the end result of an intensive learn venture, this well timed books positive factors chapters in keeping with unique basic box study undertaken by way of teachers and activists who've investigated events inside their very own groups and international locations. The dialogue contains such matters because the inspiration of ICTs for empowerment and as brokers of swap, ICTs within the struggle opposed to gender-based violence, and the way ICTs will be used to re-conceptualize private and non-private areas.

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It seems the community has not been sufficiently informed about the system and the level of energy it supplies. The mini-grid does provide opportunities for the use of certain ICTs. The women described how ICTs allow information to be disseminated more widely than before; cell phones, for instance, made it possible for them to talk to people sometimes thousands of kilometres away; television enabled them to see what was happening on the other side of the world (sometimes even almost as it happens), and the Internet, if they had access, would support immediate access to and exchange of information.

Pdf, accessed 31 March 2008. 32 3 | Considering ICT use when energy access is not secured: a case study from rural South Africa J ocelyn M uller Background There is growing interest in the role information and communication technologies (ICTs) can play in enhancing the effectiveness of poverty reduction programmes in the South and efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Literature often speaks of ICTs such as the Internet, for example, as the ‘shining light’ for developing countries (Gurumurthy 2004; World Bank 2004).

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