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Global Challenges of eDevelopment - From Digital Divides Towards Empowerment and Sustainable Global Information Society is a research initiative focusing on social and cultural aspects in the development of democratic and sustainable uses of information and communication technology (ICT).

The key objectives of the project are to monitor social, cultural and economic consequences of ICT revolution in today's developing countries, and to develop models and concepts that can be used to support the democratic potential of ICT.

The following Finnish research and education institutions will conduct the research: the Hypermedia Laboratory of the University of Tampere, the Information Society Institute, and the Turku School of Economics and Business Administration. The Hypermedia Laboratory will act as the project coordinator.

The project Global Challenges for eDevelopment is funded by The Academy of Finland. The Department for Development Policy of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland provided funding for travel of speakers from developing countries.


Global Challenges of eDevelopment in brief (ppt)

Global Challenges of eDevelopment in brief (sxi)

Global Challenges of eDevelopment in brief (pdf)