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Information and Communication Technologies for African Development: An Assessment of Progress and Challenges Ahead

Release Date: July, 2005
ISBN 13: 9789211045314
Sales Number: 04.II.A.12
364 page(s), 6x9
Binding: Paperback
Series: ICT Task Force Series, No.2
Publisher: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

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Nowhere is the digital divide more pronounced than in countries of the African continent. Africa is the most unconnected, in an increasingly connected world. Yet, given the broad spectrum of development challenges, including fighting diseases, famine and poverty while striving for socioeconomic, technological and industrial development and the promotion of its vast material and intellectual resource and cultural heritage for global competitiveness, ICTs offer a remarkable opportunity and set of tools for achieving substantive progress.

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