ICT for Sustainable Development without Digital Divide in Africa

© 2020 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-68 Issue-4
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Franklin Wabwoba, Alice Nambiro Wechuli
DOI :  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V68I4P114

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Franklin Wabwoba, Alice Nambiro Wechuli, "ICT for Sustainable Development without Digital Divide in Africa," International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 77-80, 2020. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V68I4P114

One of the most noteworthy challenges in society in the 21st century is sustainable development. The usefulness of ICT has led to an overwhelming demand for electronics such as computers and mobile phones. ICT is vital for poverty reduction and in growth of sectors such as agriculture, business, health, education etc. Applying ICT to drive any development has its advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, its measurement should be focused on whether the benefits outweigh the pitfalls. The purpose of carrying out this research is because most development initiatives in Africa are being undertaken with the use of ICT. Therefore, this paper surveys literature on ICT for sustainable development without digital divide and how ICT can lead to un-sustainability in Africa. Findings indicate that driving sustainable development through ICT initiatives bring much greater benefits than negative consequence.

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