Making Knowledge Work for the Rural Poor

Arunachalam, Subbiah Making Knowledge Work for the Rural Poor., 2005 . In Berlin 3 Open Access : Progress in Implementing the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, University of Southampton (UK), February 28th - March 1st 2005. (Unpublished) [Presentation]


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There is a need for developing a master plan coupled with a business plan for extending the benefits of ICT to all the 600,000+ villages in India by 2007. A National Alliance for ICT for Poverty Eradication may be established for launching the Every Village a Knowledge Centre movement. A beyond-tsunami agenda and action is also illustrated. Organizational considerations: social mobilization and need / demand assessment; community participation; connectivity; content; hub and spokes model; management, monitoring and evaluation; services (multipurpose centre); partnership; capacity building; sustainability. The conclusions regard: managing technology and connectivity; managing content creation, gathering, validation and dissemination; managing delivery of content on time; managing for improving the well-being of the whole community; going beyond ICT, content and knowledge center giving a human touch to the whole programme.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: Open access information in India, digital divide, Indian knowledge villages, knowledge centers, ICT, Information and Communication Technologies
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
L. Information technology and library technology > LA. Telecommunications.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: Users 181 not found.
Date deposited: 09 Apr 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:00


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