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Author : Avik Ghosh
Publisher : SAGE Publishing India
Release : 2006-01-11
Page : 296
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 9352803302
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This book explores the role of communication in development using the framework of communication designed for behaviour change. The author emphasizes the role of communication in advocacy, social mobilisation, training, research and programme support. The first section provides a historical perspective on communication and development, outlining how communication has evolved from a system of delivering messages to one consciously designed to elicit the participation of the people in development initiatives. Section two presents case-studies from the Indian perspective, which provides an analytical look at new approaches in the fields of elementary education and adult literacy, rural development and primary health care. The concluding section recommends a research-based professional approach to communication for behaviour change and suggests various crucial areas where strategic communication can play a pivotal role in development.


Author : Mila Gascó Hernández
Fran Equiza-López
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2007
Page : 325
Category : Computers
ISBN 13 :
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"This book aspires to describe the link between ICTs and human development (which includes economic, social and political development), to identify the potential applications of ICTs in several areas, and to provide insightful analysis about those factors (also contextual and institutional ones) that affect ICTs for development initiatives success or failure"--Provided by publisher.


Author : Chhabra, Susheel
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2012-08-31
Page : 333
Category : Computers
ISBN 13 : 1466619589
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"This book creates awareness on how ICTs contribute to human development in multiple areas, including the link between ICTs and economic, social, and political aspects of human development"--Provided by publisher.


Author : Ilse Oosterlaken
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-05-15
Page : 148
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1317672895
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This book introduces the capability approach – in which wellbeing, agency and justice are the core values – as a powerful normative lens to examine technology and its role in development. This approach attaches central moral importance to individual human capabilities, understood as effective opportunities people have to lead the kind of lives they have reason to value. The book examines the strengths, limitations and versatility of the capability approach when applied to technology, and shows the need to supplement it with other approaches in order to deal with the challenges that technology raises. The first chapter places the capability approach within the context of broader debates about technology and human development – discussing amongst others the appropriate technology movement. The middle part then draws on philosophy and ethics of technology in order to deepen our understanding of the relation between technical artefacts and human capabilities, arguing that we must simultaneously ‘zoom in’ on the details of technological design and ‘zoom out’ to see the broader socio-technical embedding of a technology. The book examines whether technology is merely a neutral instrument that expands what people can do and be in life, or whether technology transfers may also impose certain views of what it means to lead a good life. The final chapter examines the capability approach in relation to contemporary debates about ‘ICT for Development’ (ICT4D), as the technology domain where the approach has been most extensively applied so far. This book is an invaluable read for students in Development Studies and STS, as well as policy makers, practitioners and engineers looking for an accessible overview of technology and development from the perspective of the capability approach.


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Release : 2019
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ISBN 13 : 9789386664372
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Release : 2008
Page : 20
Category : Economic development
ISBN 13 : 9781854497321
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Author : Avik Ghosh
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2006-02-13
Page : 289
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 9780761934394
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Based on the author's personal experience of more than 30 years as a development communicator and consultant, this important book provides an understanding of the practical issues that arise in the planning and implementation of communication programs to bring about behavior change in the Indian context. Avik Ghosh provides a historical background to the evolving nature of the application of communication technology in development and presents recent experiences in three important social sectors - literacy, population issues, and rural development (including poverty alleviation). He also draws attention to the deep-seated social norms resulting in economic and social discrimination and a resistance to change.


Author : Ross D. Parke
Glen H. Elder, Jr.
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2019-07-31
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Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 1108265774
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Children live in rapidly changing times that require them to constantly adapt to new economic, social, and cultural conditions. In this book, a distinguished, interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the issues faced by children in contemporary societies, such as discrimination in school and neighborhoods, the emergence of new family forms, the availability of new communication technologies, and economic hardship, as well as the stresses associated with immigration, war, and famine. The book applies a historical, cultural, and life-course developmental framework for understanding the factors that affect how children adjust to these challenges, and offers a new perspective on how changing historical circumstances alter children's developmental outcomes. It is ideal for researchers and graduate students in developmental and educational psychology or the sociology and anthropology of childhood.


Author : Lannon, John
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2012-07-31
Page : 324
Category : Computers
ISBN 13 : 1466619198
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Intergovernmental agencies, governments, and non-governmental organizations are now using Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) to collect, organize, and disseminate information on peoples’ rights, the promotion of human rights, and the protection of individuals and communities at risk. Human Rights and Information Communication Technologies: Trends and Consequences of Use will provide a comprehensive examination of the use and application of information and communication technologies in the world of human rights. This will contribute significantly to understandings of the impact of ICTs on the promotion and protection of human rights in societies around the world. This book will provide a valuable tool and insight for academics from a range of fields, including information management, information systems, communications, information technology, international relations, human rights, politics, law, and sociology. It will also be useful to international non-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and governments for policy and practice.


Author : Gasc¢-Hernandez, Mila
Equiza-Lopez, Fran
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2006-11-30
Page : 348
Category : Computers
ISBN 13 : 159904059X
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Emphasizes the need to consider the geographic, historic, and cultural context of an information communication technology (ICT) for development initiative. This work includes several real examples that show some of the key success factors that have to be taken into consideration when using ICTs for development. It is a tool for practitioners.


Author : World Bank
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2009-01-01
Page : 316
Category : Business
ISBN 13 : 0821376063
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Over the last decade, information and communication technologies (ICT) have been increasingly used to achieve development goals. Developing countries, including poorer ones, have enjoyed rapid technological progress to help pull millions of people out of poverty. ICTs help transform economic and social activities for firms, governments and citizens. Information and Communication for Development 2009: Scaling Up Impact, the second issue of the World Bank's IC4D series, focuses on the effect of increased access to advanced ICT services and development of a vibrant IT sector on sustaining growth.


Author : Haftor, Darek
Mirijamdotter, Anita
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2010-07-31
Page : 660
Category : Computers
ISBN 13 : 1609600592
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Information and Communication Technologies, Society and Human Beings: Theory and Framework addresses the extensive area of effects of ICT on human beings and the interaction between ICT, individuals, organizations, and society. This premier reference source features contributions from over 45 distinguished researchers from around the world, each presenting high quality research on Social Informatics, Human Computer Interaction, Organizational Behavior, and Macro-ergonomics. This unique publication is perfect for students, teachers, researchers, engineers, practitioners, managers, policy-makers, and media alike.


Author : P. T. H. Unwin
Tim Unwin
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2009-02-09
Page : 386
Category : Computers
ISBN 13 : 9780521712361
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Author : Tom J. van Weert
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2005-12-17
Page : 306
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 038723120X
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Engineering the Knowledge Society (EKS) - Event of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) This book is the result of a joint event of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) and the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) held during the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva, Switzerland, December 11 - 12, 2003. The organisation was in the hands of Mr. Raymond Morel of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW). Information Technology (or Information and Communication Technology) cannot be seen as a separate entity. Its application should support human development and this application has to be engineered. Education plays a central role in the engineering of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for human support. The conference addressed the following aspects: Lifelong Learning and education,- inclusion, ethics and social impact, engineering profession, developing- society, economy and e-Society. The contributions in this World Summit event reflected an active stance towards human development supported by ICT. A Round Table session provided concrete proposals for action.


Author : Rahman, Hakikur
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2016-06-27
Page : 384
Category : Computers
ISBN 13 : 1522505571
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The human condition is affected by numerous factors in modern society. In modern times, technology is so integrated into culture that it has become necessary to perform even daily functions. Human Development and Interaction in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the widespread integration of technological innovations around the globe and examines how human-computer interaction affects various aspects of people’s lives. Featuring emergent research from theoretical perspectives and case studies, this book is ideally designed for professionals, students, practitioners, and academicians.


Author : Richard Heeks
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-11-08
Page : 410
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1317313569
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Mobile phones are close to ubiquitous in developing countries; Internet and broadband access are becoming commonplace. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) thus represent the fastest, broadest and deepest technical change experienced in international development. They now affect every development sector – supporting the work of hundreds of millions of farmers and micro-entrepreneurs; creating millions of ICT-based jobs; assisting healthcare workers and teachers; facilitating political change; impacting climate change; but also linked with digital inequalities and harms – with the pace of change continuously accelerating. Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) provides the first dedicated textbook to examine and explain these emerging phenomena. It will help students, practitioners, researchers and other readers understand the place of ICTs within development; the ICT-enabled changes already underway; and the key issues and interventions that engage ICT4D practice and strategy. The book has a three-part structure. The first three chapters set out the foundations of ICT4D: the core relation between ICTs and development; the underlying components needed for ICT4D to work; and best practice in implementing ICT4D. Five chapters then analyse key development goals: economic growth, poverty eradication, social development, good governance and environmental sustainability. Each chapter assesses the goal-related impact associated with ICTs and key lessons from real-world cases. The final chapter looks ahead to emerging technologies and emerging models of ICT-enabled development. The book uses extensive in-text diagrams, tables and boxed examples with chapter-end discussion and assignment questions and further reading. Supported by online activities, video links, session outlines and slides, this textbook provides the basis for undergraduate, postgraduate and online learning modules on ICT4D.


Author : Ilse Oosterlaken
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-05-15
Page : 148
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1317672887
Description :


This book introduces the capability approach – in which wellbeing, agency and justice are the core values – as a powerful normative lens to examine technology and its role in development. This approach attaches central moral importance to individual human capabilities, understood as effective opportunities people have to lead the kind of lives they have reason to value. The book examines the strengths, limitations and versatility of the capability approach when applied to technology, and shows the need to supplement it with other approaches in order to deal with the challenges that technology raises. The first chapter places the capability approach within the context of broader debates about technology and human development – discussing amongst others the appropriate technology movement. The middle part then draws on philosophy and ethics of technology in order to deepen our understanding of the relation between technical artefacts and human capabilities, arguing that we must simultaneously ‘zoom in’ on the details of technological design and ‘zoom out’ to see the broader socio-technical embedding of a technology. The book examines whether technology is merely a neutral instrument that expands what people can do and be in life, or whether technology transfers may also impose certain views of what it means to lead a good life. The final chapter examines the capability approach in relation to contemporary debates about ‘ICT for Development’ (ICT4D), as the technology domain where the approach has been most extensively applied so far. This book is an invaluable read for students in Development Studies and STS, as well as policy makers, practitioners and engineers looking for an accessible overview of technology and development from the perspective of the capability approach.


Author : Björn Sören Gigler
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2015-04-10
Page : 516
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN 13 : 1464804214
Description :


The knowledge of how to use information technology is a critical human capability for a person to realize the various things he/she values doing or being in all dimensions of his/her life. At the center of this process is a person s ability to access, process and act upon information facilitated through the use of new technologies.


Author : Proceedings of the Sixth Convocation of The Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 1988-02-01
Page : 224
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 0309038421
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The technological revolution has reached around the world, with important consequences for business, government, and the labor market. Computer-aided design, telecommunications, and other developments are allowing small players to compete with traditional giants in manufacturing and other fields. In this volume, 16 engineering and industrial experts representing eight countries discuss the growth of technological advances and their impact on specific industries and regions of the world. From various perspectives, these distinguished commentators describe the practical aspects of technology's reach into business and trade.


Author : Manuel Castells
Pekka Himanen
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2014-08-28
Page : 360
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 0191028274
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The conditions in which 'development'—the process by which people, individually and collectively, enhance their capacities to improve their lives according to their values and interests—operates have significantly changed in the global information age, a period characterized by the technological revolution in information and communication, the rise of the networking form of social organization, and the global interdependence of economies and societies. This volume aims to redefine the means and goals of development in this new context: first, by characterizing the specific mode of development, informational development, that the authors consider to be the driver of the creation of material wealth in the twenty-first century; secondly, by reconceptualizing human development as the fulfilment of human wellbeing in the multidimensionality of the human experience, ultimately affirming dignity as the supreme value of development; thirdly, by examining the relationship between informational development and human development. After first setting out its analytical framework, the book brings together a diverse set of empirically-rich case studies to illustrate this investigation from across the globe—Silicon Valley, Costa Rica, Chile, South Africa, Finland, the European Union, and China—and concludes by attempting to reconceptualize development. It raises important questions and provides observations, including examining the concept of 'dignity as development', to contribute to a policy debate that should provide specific answers linked to the conditions of each society, and be enacted by democratic institutions in a concerted global effort to save humankind while there is still time.