ICT4D: A model for engagement with indigenous communities for ICT-enabled change

Author: Young, A.; Clear, T.; McCarthy, C.; Muller, L.

Date: 2010

Publisher: CPIT

Type: Conference item

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Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

Abstract

Technology implementations in remote areas of South America, and, for that matter, other parts of the developing world have had limited success or final benefit for the recipients. In one particular case in the remote Peruvian Andes, a New Zealand team engaged with the local population to form an approach for rolling out the Internet with the result being one of the highest uptakes of technology in Peru and a huge benefit for the recipient communities. The approach, or method, developed for the project has been called “Community Centric Empowerment” (CCE). This paper outlines the reasons for the development of the methodology, describes its elements and how it was applied in the implementation of technology in the developing world.

Citation: ["Young, A., Clear, T., McCarthy, C. & Muller, L. (2010). ICT4D: A model for engagement with indigenous communities for ICT-enabled change. In Samuel Mann & Michael Verhaart (Eds.). 1st Annual Conference of Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (pp. 285-294). Hamilton, New Zealand: CITRENZ."]