Category Archives: ICT, Poverty and Development

Women in Pink Collar ICT Jobs in Cameroon

Purpose: The advent of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has provided job opportunities for many people in Cameroon. Workers may seek employment with multinational telecom companies or choose to work for cyber cafés which are companies that provide fee-based Internet … Continue reading

Posted in ICT, Poverty and Development, ICTs in Sub-Saharan Africa, Internet and Society | Leave a comment

Using Mobile Technology to Support Family Planning Counseling in the Community

Abstract. This paper reports on a mobile phone application designed to support community health workers in providing family planning counseling to their clients. We adapted the Population Council’s Balanced Counseling Strategy for local conditions and for community health workers and … Continue reading

Posted in ICT, Poverty and Development, ICTs in Sub-Saharan Africa, Internet and Society, Mobiles for Development | Leave a comment

ICT for Poverty Reduction in the Face of Spatial Ambiguity in Cameroon

Corresponding email: njoh@cas.usf.edu There is a dearth of knowledge on impediments to ICT penetration in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This study is intended to contribute to efforts designed to reverse this situation. Specifically, it analyzes directly-observed, archival and digital spatial data … Continue reading

Posted in ICT, Poverty and Development, ICTs in Sub-Saharan Africa | Leave a comment

ICT Approach to Empowering Businesses in Africa

Corresponding email: vekasif@yahoo.com Abstract. Information and communication technology (ICT) has a great impact on the way the global economy is currently undergoing fundamental transformation. Modern businesses are not possible without the help of ICT which plays a significant role in … Continue reading

Posted in Electronic Business, ICT, Poverty and Development, ICTs in Sub-Saharan Africa | Leave a comment

Developing an SMS Processing Software for Resource-Poor Contexts

Purpose: The ability to implement SMS services by responding to SMS requests is largely the preserve of huge organizations having constant internet access. Our purpose was to create affordable SMS processing software that requires no internet connection and can seamlessly integrate … Continue reading

Posted in ICT, Poverty and Development, ICTs in Sub-Saharan Africa, Mobiles for Development | Leave a comment

Are ICT investments realising planned benefits?

Abstract. African firms in both the public and private sector are currently experiencing mounting stakeholder pressure to increase payoffs from their ICT investments. Although the literature is replete with reports of what organisations should use in terms of ICT investment … Continue reading

Posted in Electronic Business, ICT, Poverty and Development, ICTs in Sub-Saharan Africa, Internet and Society | Leave a comment

The Internet: An Engine for Socio-Economic Change in Mali?

The Internet made in-roads in Mali since early 1992. However, the diffusion of the Internet has been dawdling up to now as recent statistics show that only 60,000 Malians actively use the Internet. Moreover, most of the users live in the capital city, Bamako, where cyber cafés are the preferred Internet access locations. Continue reading

Posted in ICT, Poverty and Development, Internet and Society | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment