I was interested in the need for cooperation between governments, NGOs, and other organizations so I looked on the World Bank website and found this blog post on the “Second Digital Divide” and found it really interesting. It points out that while the digital divide refers to the lack of ICTs for the poor and marginalized in developing countries, there is an equally as important “Second Digital Divide” that has been created. This new divide refers to the education and skill sets associated with new technologies that many groups go without for extended periods of time despite their access to the actual technology. It is noted that the second digital divide is included in many definitions of the digital divide but I believe that this separation is important if the problem is to be addressed fully.
6 September 2011
The Second Digital Divide
This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 8:14 pm and tagged with digital divide, ICT skills, ICT4D, second digital divide, World Bank and posted in Rural Development, Theory & Framework. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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