Opportunities and Challenges for Community Development: by Ramata Molo Thioune

By Ramata Molo Thioune

Quantity 1 seems to be on the advent, adoption, and usage of ICTs on the group point. In numerous contexts -- geographical, technological, socioeconomic, cultural, and institutional -- the ebook explores the questions of neighborhood participation. It appears at how groups in sub-Saharan Africa have reacted to the alterations caused by way of the advent of those new ICTs and, intimately, offers either the possibilities and the demanding situations that ICTs current for group improvement. The booklet could be priceless for either researchers and improvement practitioners energetic, or simply embarking upon, an "ICT for improvement" software. it is going to even be a truly valuable reference instrument not just for teachers but additionally for policymakers, decision-makers, and improvement pros drawn to the difficulty.

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ICTs have also contributed to improving and increasing communication flows between the pupils and the teaching staff according to 13% of the respondents. 5%). In addition to quantitative data, individual and group interviews were conducted in youth cyber spaces in Senegal. The teaching staff reported better school performance by pupils who frequently go to youth cyber spaces and significantly greater participation in classes. Pupils with access to information other than that provided by the teacher increasingly participate in classes and obtain higher marks.

However, some people noted some changes following the introduction of ICTs in their environment. In Uganda, in communities where the new ICTs have not yet been used, only 45 people observed changes, and these were mainly the result of the use of the telephone. , small businesses, arts and crafts, pottery, sewing, and hairdressing). 40 Volume 1: Opportunities and Challenges for Community Development In Senegal, where the new ICTs were actually introduced and used in the communities surveyed, 153 people (about 50% of users surveyed) observed changes that could be traced to ICTs.

The following examples, which are extracted from interviews with entrepreneurs and ICT users, illustrate how ICTs have been used. Through the TPS units in Senegal, a few entrepreneurs have been able to enter into partnership with foreign traders through the Internet to expand their economic activities. For example, the leader of a Podor-based enterprise known as GIE Sahel Agro-Enterprise established a partnership through the Internet. He received samples of pesticides and introduced them to farmers for testing.

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