Stories about The Future of ICT for Development from November, 2009
India's tryst with e-health: A healthier future for its rural millions?
About 700km away from Bangalore, across a couple of remote villages in the Bidar district, a quiet revolution has been going on. No, not a political one, but a remarkable pilot project in telemedicine.
Can ICTs aid small-scale farmers?
The world's small-scale farmers grow a large amount of food and provide many important jobs in rural areas. However, they do their work at great economic and environmental risk. How can ICTs make the jobs and lives easier for the world's farmers?
Impact of ICT on Indigenous Cultures: Rejuvenation or Colonization?
Can ICT truly preserve and protect distinct identities and culture? The cultural debate surrounding deployment of ICT in the field of indigenous/ knowledge and culture simply refuses to die down.
Uganda & Kenya: In Search of e-Governance
Good governance has been linked to gains in economic and human development. Governments have begun using technologies to offer more citizen services, expand transparency and make information more accessible. We look at how Kenya and Uganda use ICTs to create better governance.
The future of ICT4D: How soon is now?
In the final of three posts on the future of ICTs for development, we examine a few projects that could change the way people leverage technology in rural areas.