MOBILE TECHNOLOGY, GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA, INDIA AND BANGLADESH

Research Project in Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä Leader: Professor Laura Stark

Project Background and Objectives

One problem shared by the poor in all developing countries is lack of affordable access to relevant information and knowledge services. There is widespread consensus that information and communication technologies (ICTs) present one solution to this problem, with mobile phones showing particular promise. Mobile phones are more affordable than computers, require less infrastructure, do not require the user to have much technological knowledge or even to be able to read and write, and are easy to carry from place to place. Read More

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