This keynote speech by Kentaro Toyama has pretty much summed what I have learned in this course. ICTs are great in aiding development projects, but are not the answer to solving the problems of underdeveloped countries. Toyama provides great examples about fishermen in India, which has been a discussion topic in the course.
20 April 2012
ICT4D Should Be About People, Not Technology
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