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A community software solution framework - 4d Information for Development- Volume II - Number 4, April 2004
by D.C. Misra; Rama Hariharan

Abstract:
Effective communication within and among community is a necessary ingredient for empowering the communities. Today, in the knowledge age, the importance of information and communication as key enablers of economic and social prosperity has been widely recognized. A number of efforts to harness the power of ICTs for the benefit of resource hungry poor communities have been made by governments, NGOs and many international development agencies.Effective communication within and among community is a necessary ingredient for empowering the communities. However, these web sites invariably focus more on information retrieval and less on providing facilities for community communication and participation. Searching for relevant information on the Internet is time consuming, costly, requires knowledge of English language and also requires special skill set. Even when information has been gathered, its relevancy and authenticity cannot be judged immediately. This problem is further compounded by the low standard of living and low literacy of the underprivileged section of the society.

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Publication Type: Article / Chapter / Essay: 7 pages
Publisher: Centre for Spatial Database Management & Solutions - CSDMS (2004)
Location: Noida, India
Language: English

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