Improve Livelihoods through ICT4D

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The goal of governments, development agencies and development practitioners is to improve livelihoods of communities they serve. Our eLearning and consultancy services assist government departments and development practitioners and agencies to achieve the critical goal of improving livelihoods through the application of ICT for Development (ICT4D). Our value and vision statements are premised on the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) realities:

  • ICT for Development (ICT4D) is being mainstreamed within international development
  • Grassroots should participate as equals in the complete cycle of appropriating ICT4D for their developmental needs
  • Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) techniques are the single most powerful vehicle for simplifying complex and technical ICT4D challenges for development practitioners and grassroots
  • The growing importance of e-government systems to rural communities makes it mandatory for development practitioners to acquire skills to seamlessly connect e-government systems to community based ICT4D systems

Learn to implement ICT4D

Gaining ICT4D skills will make you more useful to the projects and communities you work in. Your organization will also benefit from your rare skills that are in high demand within international development.

Government departments and development agencies are increasingly “expecting” development practitioners to be familiar with the practice of implementing ICT4D in the communities. The marriage between the practice of software development and Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) techniques has made it possible for ICT4D to cease being the special domain of ICT professionals and become the responsibility of development practitioners.

Our eLearning and consulting resources are fine tuned to assist development practitioners up skill themselves in preparation for their emerging role as leaders in taking ICT4D into their constituencies. We provide you a simple but effective framework that uses Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) to simplify ICT for you and for grassroots. The framework is called the Integrated Development Spatial Planning Framework (IDSPF).

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