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Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences >> Call for Papers Vol. 8 No. 3, March 2017

Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences

The Role of ICT in the Economic Development of North East Africa: Eritrea

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Author Mungamuru Nirmala, Kaliyaperumal Karthikeyan, Sreedhar Appalabatla, J.Patharaj
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 310-318
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 3
Issue Date March 01, 2012
Publishing Date March 01, 2012
Keywords Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Growth Domestic Product (GDP), Computer Mediated Communication (CMC), Education for All (EFA)


Abstract

Africa has been hard hit with poverty and disease and this has had an immense effect on the quality of social, cultural and political lives of the people. This has made development to move at a very slow pace in the last decades. But the presence of information and communication technologies (ICT) has somewhat carved out an alternative path to development. Not withstanding the urgency and enthusiasm with using this new medium for social and economic change, the Internet has brought about negative as well as positive contributions to development in Africa. The contributions of scholars in the field of technology in bringing about change in the lives of people in Africa in general and Eritrea in particular will be discussed and analyzed. The reviews and analysis of the contributions of the scholars in the field of development will be critical in judging the overall significance of the role of the Internet in promoting social change.  

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