ICT  FOR DEVELOPMENT

Learn how to equip yourself with capabilities in dealing with social innovations and the use of digital technologies to promote and enhance social-economic development.

 

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Programme Overview

In today’s digital era, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the key driver of almost everything. From education, to health, governance, business, tourism and all other sectors of any economy, ICT acts as a vehicle for change. ICTs can be applied in various ways to assist both governmental and non-governmental organizations to improve socio-economic conditions in developing countries.

ICT can provide a useful tool for sustainable development and an absolute need in emergency situations. However, there is a notable lack of capacity especially in developing countries to develop, maintain and utilize ICT resources. This could be one of the causes of failure of ICT projects.

 Thus, the main purpose of this programme is to train innovative ICT leaders with a thorough knowledge of the theories and methods of ICT for development who will think outside of the box to maximize the use of ICTs in different contexts. This postgraduate programme encouraging our students to think outside of the traditional ICT box while embedding ICTs in the whole area of development theory and praxis to:
 
understand the contextual frameworks of development in all aspects
understand how ICTs impact on development
be enabled to link development theory with ICT practice
have the knowledge to engage critically with the role of ICTs in development
be familiar with the key debates in ICT for Development
have a thorough insight into the application of ICT in different sectors such as education, health and finance
  • Duration

2 years

  • Fee

USD $220

  • Duration

2 years

  • Duration

2 years

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