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Development, digital innovation and children

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Development, digital innovation and children

The latest Debate by the UNICEF Office of Research digs with a critical eye into technological revolution and offers a perspective on the connection between structural and social issues and the uneven distribution of communication technologies. It is moderated by Caroline Figueres, Director of the International Institute for Communication, with studio guests: Shafika Isaacs, Independent Consultant on Technology for Education and Human Development from South Africa; Linda Raftree, Senior Advisor Innovation at Plan International from the USA; and Dr Dorothea Kleine, Director of the ICT4D Centre of Royal Holloway, University of London; and Dr Kentaro Toyama, a Visiting Scholar at the University of California Berkeley School of Information. Watch The Debate

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Gender, development and digital technologies - Elements of a practitioner's framework
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Gender, development and digital technologies - Elements of a practitioner's framework

Anita Gurumurthy, founding member and executive director of IT for Change
Addressing innovation and sustainability in developing countries
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Addressing innovation and sustainability in developing countries

Clara Hervás-Lezcano and Tim Kelly, ICT Sector Unit, World Bank
ICT4Kids through ICT4Teachers
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ICT4Kids through ICT4Teachers

Martine Koopman, Sector Developer ICT4Education and country manager for Ghana at the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD)
Connecting Simple Technologies with Last Mile Communities
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Connecting Simple Technologies with Last Mile Communities

Toshi Nakamura, Kopernik Co-founder & CEO
ICT opportunities and barriers for youth in developing countries
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ICT opportunities and barriers for youth in developing countries

Linda Raftree, Plan International USA, Senior Advisor, Innovation, Transparency and Strategic Change.
Constraints in ICT and Gender
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Constraints in ICT and Gender

John Stephen Agbenyo, Executive Director, Savana Signatures
Still No Magic Bullets
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Still No Magic Bullets

Kentaro Toyama, Researcher, UC Berkeley, School of Information

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Assessing the potential and challenges of using ICTs in child-focused development
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Assessing the potential and challenges of using ICTs in child-focused development

This research explores the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICTs), can contribute to efforts towards meeting child-focused development goals. The work is broadly situated in the interdisciplinary research field described with the acronym ICT4D (ICTs for development). The priority objective was to undertake research which will support UNICEF in further articulating their position on ICT4D and children. An important aspect to this is the clear emphasis that UNICEF places on working for equity, based on the insight that this can maximise impact towards and beyond the Millennium Development Goals.