Information And Communication Technology And Gender Equity Policy

Information And Communication Technology And Gender Equity Policy

by Ann Dumas
     
 
This work explores the interplay between information
and communication technology (ICT) and the engagement
of women in facilitating social, political and
economic development in traditional poor, rural,
communities of Mali, a least developed country. This
research applies international regime theory and
development as freedom theory to help explain

Overview

This work explores the interplay between information
and communication technology (ICT) and the engagement
of women in facilitating social, political and
economic development in traditional poor, rural,
communities of Mali, a least developed country. This
research applies international regime theory and
development as freedom theory to help explain how ICT
diffusion with gender equity enhances development for
women, family and therefore the nation. The
Multipurpose Community Telecentre (MCT) in Timbuktu
serves as a model for rural ICT development. Women
participated in the design, implementation and
operation of this MCT. The community open access
design was found to be particularly conducive to ICT
development through women's social networking.
Research indicates women are keepers of indigenous
knowledge systems in cultural communities. The
country data strongly suggest positive and
directional change in Mali during 1990 to 2000, a
period of dynamic telecommunications and gender
equity policy liberalization. This research found ICT
applications helped facilitate positive change in
health, education, politics and the economy in Mali.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783639175783
Publisher:
VDM Verlag
Publication date:
07/16/2009
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
0.48(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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