ICT4D Research Flagship

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Background:

ICT4D refers to the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development aimed at improving the human condition. ICT4D can mean dealing with disadvantaged or marginalised communities anywhere in the world, but more applications are in developing countries. ICT4D research incorporates multi- , inter- and trans disciplinary approaches to addressing real life problems on theoretical and practical levels. Aside from its reliance on technology, ICT4D also requires an understanding of the context which can be community development,  agriculture, healthcare, or basic education. Community involvement is an important aspect of our ICT4D research with a strong focus on the use of mobile technologies in health and education.

The ICT4D Flagship currently has 16 members including 4 NRF rated researchers.