This is the Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium fourth session briefing. It took place in Egham, September 14th, 2006, evening. Here come the notes I took on the fly:
Just before starting the session, Dorothea Kleine encourages the audience to write ICT4D academic articles to be published in the Information Technologies and International Development Journal which, let’s remember, is Open Access since WSIS Tunis 2005.
Evans N. Mupela, Walter Sisulu University / UNU-MERIT
Economics of satellite technologies: fuelling the fifth long wave for African development
Can African countries take advantage of the ICT technological paradigm driving the fifth [Kondratiev’s] long wave to foster economic growth and development in the region? If yes, how?
Main goal: provide theoretical evidence of ICT driven economic growth, seeing if satellites can contribute in this ICT-driven growth (building a model). This model will be the like of a Public Good Model of Cyberspace, being cyberspace network the public good, and ICT applications running through the networ, are the GPT utilities. Utilities are organized by service providers at firm level, and levies drastically reduced because service providers would not charge for the network they don’t own (because it’s public).
First Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium (2006)
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2006) “Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium (session 4)” In ICTlogy,
#36, September 2006. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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