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.
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