Created in june 2006, the United Nations Global Alliance For ICT And Development (UN-GAID) is the initiative to foster ICT4D from the UN but gathering all stakeholders involved.

In a nice article, Nalaka Gunawardene asks himself the same questions almost everybody does:

ICTs have to prove their worth, and be accepted as adding value to living and working conditions of people. […]Does the new technology or process:

  • Put more food on our tables?
  • Add more money in our pockets?
  • Make interfacing with government easier?
  • Save time and effort involved in commuting?
  • Support cultural and personal needs of individuals and groups?
  • Finally, is it affordable, user-friendly and widely available, with minimum entry level barriers?

I do hope so. We’ll see…


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

Peña-López, I. (2006) “About UN-GAID” In ICTlogy, #35, August 2006. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
Retrieved month dd, yyyy from https://ictlogy.net/review/?p=425

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