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IS4DEV: IS Development and Development Issues

  • John Traxler
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1 Introduction

Individual members of the ISD community have been interested in development issues for some time, and some are members of the longstanding ICT4D collective (http://www.ict4d.org.uk) organised by Prof Tim Unwin of Royal Holloway College and the World Economic Forum. This year for the first time, in Galway, the ISD community have the opportunity to engage more formally with development issues, in the shape of an ‘IS in Developing Nations’ track.

In recent years, outside the immediate ISD community, there has been increased interaction and synergy between various academic, research and development communities; between the e-learning and ICT communities (for example, Online Educa in spawning the e-Learning Africa conference series, CAL'07's running an ICT4DEV stream in Dublin); the global corporates (for example, Dr. Michelle Selinger's role in Cisco, the work of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), and governments, NGOs, and the donor community (for example DfID's...

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Notes

Acknowledgements

I am indebted to Gudrun Wicander for conversations and her thesis, to Ursula Suter and Ignatz Heinz of Avallain AG and Monique Hunziker of BioVision for reviewing the case study. The analysis, opinions and mistakes are all, however, entirely mine.

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