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Preliminary findings of a community ICT research project released
UNESCO Office in New Delhi has just released the publication entitled Poverty and Digital Inclusion. It has been produced under "Finding a Voice" project, in collaboration with University of Adelaide, Queensland University of Technology and Australian Research Council.

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Preliminary findings of a community ICT research project released

07-12-2007 (New Delhi)
Preliminary findings of a community ICT research project released
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UNESCO Office in New Delhi has just released the publication entitled Poverty and Digital Inclusion. It has been produced under "Finding a Voice" project, in collaboration with University of Adelaide, Queensland University of Technology and Australian Research Council.
The publication presents some preliminary findings from the project, a community ICT research programme working with a range of innovative ICT in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Nepal. It draws upon data gathered by 12 ethnographic action researchers working across 15 community ICT initiatives.

The idea behind this approach is that in working with a range of stakeholders these 'embedded researchers' collect data that help illuminate the breadth and depth of local poverty. In turn, such data help their particular media or ICT initiative address some of the locally relevant aspects of poverty. The initial research explored what it means in each place to be 'poor', who are understood locally to be 'poor', their specific characteristics, their lived realities and how ICT can contribute to poverty alleviation.

Though still in its research phase, this publication seeks to highlight some of the critical research themes that are emerging in the project, as well as some of the conceptual, methodological and theoretical positions that guide data collection and analytical processes.

Poverty and Digital Inclusion is authored by Andrew Skuse, Joann Fildes, Jo Tacchi, Kirsty Martin and Emma Baulch.

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