Book: Information and Communications Technology for Sustainable Development

By Ismael Peña-López
ICTlogy (ISSN 1886-5208). Issue #26, November 2005


Rahul Tongia, Eswaran Subrahmanian and V. S. Arunachalam have published a book based on two workshops organized by the Carnegie Mellon University and the Indian Institute of Science about ICT4D. I’ve yet to read it (129 pages) but the table of contents looks quite well.

From the executive summary:

Key aspects in ICT4D:

  1. Improve ICT across 4C dimensions: Computing, Connectivity, Content and (human)
  2. Capacity
  3. Success of ICT for Sustainable Development (SD) requires Integration, Scalability and Sustainability: ICT as a means (not an end), global inclusiveness, economic viability of ICT for SD, importance of ICT for SD collaborative research
  4. ICT for SD must become a recognized and funded enterprise: bringing stakeholders, developing metrics, focus on innovations and challenges, new models for R&D

[via TIC para el Desarrollo]

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

Peña-López, I. (2005) “Book: Information and Communications Technology for Sustainable Development” In ICTlogy, #26, November 2005. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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3 Comments to “Book: Information and Communications Technology for Sustainable Development” »

  1. I downloaded the pdf and the text was all garbled. I wonder if it was in Times and was created into a pdf on a mac that used Times New Roman. If you have a copy of the pdf that is readable, I would enjoy reviewing your findings.


    Peg Thomas
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  2. I’m afraid I have no different copies than the ones appearing on ICT for SD site.

    Nevertheless, there are two more options pointed to there:

    1.- order a hardcopy
    2.- ask for “unlocked” .pdfs

    On the other hand, I used to have problems with garbled texts… until I updated my Acrobat Reader, so, this might be option 3.

    Best regards,

    Ismael Peña

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About Me

    I am Ismael Peña-López.

    I am professor at the School of Law and Political Science of the Open University of Catalonia, and researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute and the eLearn Center of that university. I am also the director of the Open Innovation project at Fundació Jaume Bofill.