Browsing All posts tagged under »Digital Dnclusion«

From the Digital Divide to Digital Citizenship

November 9, 2015


Thus "digital citizenship" is a newer and evolved form of citizenship and moreover one which is necessary to and appropriate in the digital age/the Information Society. This new form of citizenship has multiple aspects but for our purposes the two most salient elements are that with this new form of citizenship goes certain rights – at a minimum to be able to have access to and to effectively exercise citizenship rights in a digital age; and on the part of the State the obligation to ensure that the citizen is in a position to exercise their digital citizenship in an appropriate and effective way.

WCIT-Lots of Losers But Guess Who Won?

December 15, 2012


Well the WCIT seems to be over and not surprisingly there are many many losers...

Community Informatics and the Economist Intelligence Unit: From a Digital Economy to a Digital Society: A Response to the Canadian Digital Economy Consultation (2)

July 3, 2010


It would be great but perhaps unrealistic to expect that any of those with responsibility in the Canadian Digital Economy policy consultation reading my earlier blogpost on that subject. But perhaps one could hope that the folks on Parliament Hill might take a look at a report by the very highly regard publication and research […]

From a Digital Economy to a Digital Society: A Response to the Canadian Consultation

June 28, 2010


The recognition that a digitally enabled and effective economy is founded on a digitally enabled and effective society seems somewhere to have been lost. Lost as well seem to be the recognition that the greatest skill in a digital economy as in any other economy or in society overall is the capacity to learn and that learning how to learn, a function of a broader and more humanistic education rather than a “skills oriented” one, is probably a more important and useful preparation for a digital future overall. Equally lost is an understanding that economic innovation is a subset of broader social innovation which in turn comes from a critical yet practical immersion in prevailing cultures and practices. The response then from a Community Informatics perspective to the questions posed by the Digital Economy Consultation would be as follows

The Last Quintile (20%): Doing Community Informatics for Social Inclusion in Hong Kong

June 17, 2010


Regulators, policy makers, access suppliers in Developed Countries have a considerable pre-occupation with how to bridge “the last mile” i.e. the gap between the common carrier and the end user’s premises. Here in Hong Kong, where I have been for the last few days at a conference, the concern on the part of regulators, policy […]

Some Comments on ICT4Development and Internet Governance

June 15, 2010


I'm currently at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum Meeting in Hong Kong where I presented this afternoon on a panel on "Access and the Digital Divide", which I'm presuming was meant to mirror in some fashion the discussion within the Internet Governance Forum concerning issues around Internet Governance and Development and more broadly the overall discussion of "Digital Divide/Access/"Development" issues in the context of the IGF.

NEPAD’s ICT for Africa Summit and Community Informatics

May 13, 2010


To date NEPAD has operated primarily as a high-level talk shop for politicians, government officials and the corporate sector. The ICT Summit rather unexpectedly however, has included Community Informatics as among four stakeholder groups (along with Health, Government, and Business Informatics) which they are looking to "mobilise" and I, with African CI colleagues, have been invited to manage and present this theme over the course of the conference.

Community Informatics and Community Development: CI gave a party and CD didn’t come, CD gives a party and they didn’t invite CI—What is going on?

February 28, 2010


For me, and again on reflection, the challenge and promise of a “community informatics” is not achieved through collections of projects however successful they might be. Rather the real success would come when there was a real and equal partnership between ICTs and community enablement.

Building the Broadband Economy from the Bottom Up: A Community Informatics Approach to BB and Economic Development

September 8, 2009


High speed Internet at relatively affordable prices is rapidly becoming available in large parts of both the developed and developing worlds. This means that the technical restrictions on high volume information access and transaction management, very high speed communications at a distance, and a highly expanded range of Internet and information management capabilities are rapidly […]