Web4Dev conference: main ICT4D issues pointed out

Christian Kreutz writes about the first day at the Web4Dev conference taking place in Nairobi. Some subjects he highlights — and I just list:

  • Connectivity a main issue for development
  • Broadband the second derivative of the connectivity issue
  • RSS feeds and e-mail working great with low/poor connectivity
  • Other Web 2.0 applications worsening the connectivity/broadband problem
  • ironically, wireless technologies might provide better connectivity to rural areas than urban suburbs have, where wiring or even “wifiing” is way difficult because of lack of formal settlements
  • The (positive or negative) role of leadership
  • Need for local content
  • No charity, but development: solutions must work in the market, so they are sustainable

If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2007) “Web4Dev conference: main ICT4D issues pointed out” In ICTlogy, #50, November 2007. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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