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 Tuesday, 03 July 2012

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has just published a research on ICT and poverty in Africa entitled ‘Pro-poor social and economic opportunities in the African ICT innovation ecosystem’. This research analyses how new income opportunities are created from the “mobile revolution”, what their impact is on the contribution of ICT to development, and it also develops forward-looking perspectives to enhance how ICT can be accompanied by inclusive innovation practices that effectively address rural and urban poverty in developing countries.

The research project included extensive field research in Iringa, Tanzania, which was chosen as the case study locale, as it typifies, in many respects, the rural social, cultural, economic and geographic landscape in Tanzania and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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(Source: Euroafrica)