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ICT: Opportunities and Challenges


13 June 2012

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Judith Tembo, ITC Policy Consultant, speaks about the opportunities and challenges of ICTs. She focuses on ICT playing an effective tool in empowering communities and increasing local participation, particularly in the developing countries.

Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) used responsibly can be fantastic enablers for development. The emergence of broadband, for example, makes an ordinary cell phone a treasured gadget through which delivery of information or e-services including information that helps in driving economic decisions that can make a positive difference at an individual level can reach ordinary citizens.

ICTs have the potential to empower communities and in the context of achieving wholesome connectivity or universal access increase local participation in the development process. New and creative enterprises can make rural areas more profitable, affordable and sustainable and served in a way to meet national development objectives.

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