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ICT Training in Rural Zambia, the Case of LinkNet Information Technology Academy

  • Consider Mudenda
  • Gertjan van Stam
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 119)

Abstract

LinkNet Information Technology Academy (LITA) is a rural based ICT training centre in Zambia. Since its inception in 2004, LITA has endeavored to provide vocational training to facilitate the creation of ICT engineers in rural areas. Following the expansion of its sister unit LinkNet, within the co-operative Macha Works, LITA expanded with training in two other rural communities. The institute provided training for 588 persons in rural Zambia up to 2012.

This case study of LinkNet Information Technology Academy (LITA), in rural Macha, Zambia, provides analysis and review of the positioning, activities and constraints of LITA. It shows that, when training is properly aligned with rural practice, ICT training in rural Zambia is a feasible and beneficial activity.

Keywords

ICT training rural Africa Macha Works vocational training LITA 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Consider Mudenda
    • 1
  • Gertjan van Stam
    • 2
  1. 1.Macha WorksChomaZambia
  2. 2.Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityPort ElizabethSouth Africa

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