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  1. ICT will certainly be a major component in the advancement of all life aspects.
    Those who disagree will find themselves far behind.

  2. Yea it is true but emphasis should be put on how ICTs can transform societies.

  3. The MDG goal in summary is to make the world a better place for all to live in. The sad tenets presently is that in developing states especially in Nigeria the better places are hard to come by in that, the facilities are lacking. ICTs a better means for the development of the world.

    We in the developing state wants the continueous application and use of these technologies in our society, hence we need more aids, training and assistance in these regards.

  4. I believe Africa has a lot to do to be in line with MDGs in the aspect of ICTs, the current infrastractures of ICTs especially in the sub-saharan countries does not signify that we are moving toward MDGs. Poverty has been a major challenge and obstacles in ICTs development in many african countries. Donors must surely play their role here!!!!!!

  5. It has been indisputedly established that the whole world is in computer age, though the application rates vary from region to region. ICT would not only develop the world economy but the entire world activities, without which (ICT) the human existence is incomplete.

  6. I am glad that the world is becoming a global village. But does the world has the attribute of a ‘village’ Do we share similiar culture, why does applications rate or problem encountered vary with region. i think there should be forum where the digital divide should be networked.

  7. Well, its a no-brainer that ICT will definitely transform societies, the red herring though will be on its delivery.

    Half the time ideas are floated but they die as soon as they are born because they are never centered on the experiences and needs of their recipients.

    ICT will transform societies if it is targeted as opposed to a ‘cut and paste’ model we have seen thus far here in Africa being implimented by a myriad of NGOs.

  8. There is no doubt ICT can transform Africa. However, it depends on how stakeholders play their cards in implementing ICT programmes and policies.

    Poverty, coupled by the wake of the plaque of corruption and other primitive tendencies could be a bottleneck to the success of ICT in Africa. Minus these obstacles, the future is bright.

  9. To transform rural lives at the back of ICT requires action. Personally, I have taken the bull by the horn by developing a framework that enables rural folks to articulate how ICT can transform their lives. I then approach donors who work with these communities and pursuade them to finance a ICT related project with a training component, so I can train the community on the bigger picture about ICT for Development. This has worked and some communities who know about my work are now approaching donors on their own.

  10. ICT in Africa is getting into the right the track: well place itself to be one of the prime tools to eradicate abject poverty from content.
    let’s make adifference using ICT by joining our mindset

  11. Information Literacy and Information Technology Awareness is all we need at first hand to the user communities

  12. ICT is going to be a major key success factor in business and management as well as research for development. It is a fourth generation competitive tool alongside globalisation and liberalisation of economies in international trade. It will as wellenhance the quality of life by minimising downtimes between all sorts of activities in real life professional practices. Investment in ICT needs to be prioritised by african states like Uganda where the ICT footprinting is still very low.

  13. ICT and in particular Mobile technology will Revolutionize the world. The mobile technology has evolved from the initial basic voice messaging to huge data transfer. Organizations have also embraced the technology to the extent where business are transacted using Mobiles. Most Financial Institutions have re-engineered the way they carry out business by integrating mobile in their financial transactions/delivery. In kenya, majority of the rural forks who had no bank account can now do business using M-Pesa 24/7. As the ICT innovations continues, the world economy continues to grow and social and political world also continues to thrive. We thus need to put our heads together and come up with new innovations.

  14. I inform you that you can send us your views and comments on the EuroAfrica-ICT LinkedIn group (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/EuroAfrica-Cooperation-on-ICT-Research-2892844) and you can follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/EuroAfrica_ICT).

  15. Thanks to all those putting their efforts to uplift the standards of our people.

  16. we all have the responsibilities to empower the next generation of leaders in the field of ICT.

  17. ICT is a powerful tool that when properly integrated into teaching and learning could promote effective implementation of the intended curriculum for advancement in Africa. It strengthens Africa’s collaborations with other continents of the world for greater and sustainable development in Africa.

  18. ICT is going to be a major key success factor in business and management as well as research for development. It is a fourth generation competitive tool alongside globalisation and liberalisation of economies in international trade. It will as wellenhance the quality of life by minimising downtimes between all sorts of activities in real life professional practices. Investment in ICT needs to be prioritised by african states like Uganda where the ICT footprinting is still very low

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