“Digital Africa” Gambia Workshop: ICT-based Local Information and Communication Systems for Sustaining Development

Workshop Gambia A
Prof. Dr. Martin Emmer, Free University of Berlin, opens the BMBF Gambia Workshop with an introduction about the planned international research project.
Serekunda – First “Digital Africa” Gambia workshop kicked off in December 2013 about ICT for Development at YMCA conference room in Serrekunda. Prof. Dr. Martin Emmer (FU Berlin), Matthias Duchscherer (FU Berlin) and Dr. Yves J.M. Lamour (UTG) chaired the one day panel. The workshop series in the Gambia, Kenya and Germany is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). With a range of projects, the research initiative „Digital Africa“ aims to make a contribution to the closure of the research gap, by drawing a comprehensive picture of the usage of ICTs by sub-Saharan African citizens. High ranked representatives of West Coast Radio, Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure, The Association of Non Governmental Organisations, University of the Gambia, Kanifing Municipal Council and ICT Experts discussed the role of ICT for development and the setting of an international research project.
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