African Youth on the Information Highway: Participation and by Osito M. Ogbu, Paschal Mihyo

By Osito M. Ogbu, Paschal Mihyo

As is occurring within the industrialized North, the data revolution might good rework the constructing countries of the South. in truth, it truly is already occurring. nations that just a decade in the past appeared distant now have the aptitude to be energetic avid gamers within the procedures of world improvement. As those details and conversation applied sciences (ICTs) emerge in Africa, they provide desire to the continent's formative years. This booklet describes a brand new initiative to advertise the involvement of sweet sixteen in Africa's new info economic climate. It stories latest infrastructure, the coverage surroundings and its impression, and the feasibility of elevated ICT purposes in rural groups. it is going to attract decision-makers and ICT manufacturers and clients, in addition to to improvement execs, lecturers, scholars, policymakers, and practitioners in overseas improvement and data expertise.

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In environmental management, the program will seek to team up with associations of small, informal-sector operators; vocational training institutions; and voluntary organizations involved in employment generation, poverty alleviation, and small-enterprise development. In collaboration with these partners, ALPED will design information packages and video and computer training programs to inculcate a culture of environmentally friendly production methods and services. It will develop databases on comparative practices, regulations, and management systems to promote awareness of import regulations pertaining to environmental standards, eco-scanning systems, and eco-labels in the management of international trade.

In every country, a small project-implementation committee will be set up to help the Secretariat mobilize local resources and government support and to give direction. Assessing community needs and identifying local resources — Having selected the communities, ALPID will assess their information needs, together with their levels of communication and information literacy. It will then identify resource persons within the communities to act as opinion leaders or those capable of influencing the absorption of the program.

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