Postscript: Challenges of the ICT Revolution in East Africa

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dc.contributor.author Zeleza, Paul T
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-01T06:51:41Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-01T06:51:41Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Zeleza, Paul Tiyambe. "PART 5: CONCLUSIONS Chapter 21. Postscript: Challenges of the ICT Revolution in East Africa." (2005). en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/1197
dc.description.abstract The contributions in this volume provide invaluable information on the development, use, and challenges of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Kenya and to a lesser degree East Africa. Specifically, the papers raise critical questions about ICT policy and implementation in the East African region, the respective roles of the public and private sectors, and the application of ICTs in government, education, and in various economic sectors. Based on extensive empirical research, these papers demonstrate the considerable progress that has been made in the region to promote ICT initiatives and projects as part of a comprehensive development agenda and offer rich insights into the various problems facing the drive to promote ICTs. These problems are infrastructural, technical, regulatory, distributional, social, cultural, and economic in nature. In this postscript, I would like to, first, place the development of ICTs specifically in Kenya and Uganda in a continental context and, second, to comment briefly on a series of questions, implied in many of the chapters, concerning the complex intersections between ICTs, the information society, knowledge economies, development and globalisation, issues on which, I believe, we need more critical reflection and research. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Postscript: Challenges of the ICT Revolution in East Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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