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ICT human capacity building for development

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Frame of Image ade skills, (ii) improve procedures, and (iii) strengthen organizations. It refers to the investment in people, institutions and practices that will enable countries to achieve their development objecii tives.” ICT human capacity building for development focuses on the ability of countries to fully leverage and I n f o r m a t i o n and communication technologies (ICTs) – from radio to the Internet – have become widely accepted as critical tools for sustainable human development. As UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon stated: “ICTs have a central role to play in the quest for development, dignity and peace. The international consensus on this point is clear. We saw it at the 2000 Millennium Summit and at the 2005 World Summit. And we saw it in the two phases of the World Summit on the Information Society.” In fostering an information society and ensuring that ICTs are available to all development sectors, many governments have invested in building and improving the ICT infrastructure. At the same time, many governments realize that bringing technologies to the people goes beyond the provision of infrastructure, hardware and software. As noted by Bridges.org: “Any technology will be insufficient if people do not understand how to put it to effective use as part of their lives or their work, either because they are not trained to use it, or they cannot imagine the possibilii ties for how they could use it.” Countries that lack skills in ICT human resources risk capitalize on the t


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Title ICT human capacity building for development
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Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Rhee, Hyeun-Suk

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[Jincheon]:Korea Information Society Development Institute

Date 2009
Journal Title; Vol./Issue ICT World Today:Summer 2009
Pages 8
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Industry and Technology < IT
Social Development < Education
Holding Korea Information Society Development Institute