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ICT Enabled Development: Using ICT strategically to support Plan’s work

ICT Enabled Development: Using ICT strategically to support Plan’s work

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 I C T  E n a b l e d  D e v e l o p m e n t : 
 U s i n g  I C T  s t r a t e g i c a l l y
 t o  s u p p o r t  P l a n ’ s  w o r k.
 b y  H a n n a h  B e a r d o n
 
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ICT Enabled Development:
Using ICT strategically to support Plan’s work.
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Contents
Acknowledgements:................................................................................................................1
Executive Summary .........................................................................................................1Introduction .....................................................................................................................3
This report: ...............................................................................................................................4A strategic approach to ICT for Development ....................................................................4
Checklist for planning strategic use of ICTs .................................................................9Stage 1: Understanding the context for ICT work ....................................................15
1.1 The external context:......................................................................................................151.2 Organisational experience and capacity: ....................................................................18
Stage 2: Finding a match between priorities and possibilities ................................23
2.1 Rooting the system in local needs and priorities: ......................................................232.2 Finding good uses for tools and applications: ...........................................................28
Stage 3: Planning and implementing concrete initiatives ........................................31
3.1 Carrying out participatory assessments: .....................................................................323.2 Linking to other development processes: ..................................................................363.3 Technical issues and concerns: .....................................................................................38
Stage 4: Building a culture of systematic,sustained and strategic ICT use ...................................................................................41
4.1 Linking ICT with programmes: .....................................................................................414.2 Transforming the role of ‘the IT guy’: .........................................................................444.3 Building expertise of the cultural and social aspects of ICT use: ............................45
Additional material .......................................................................................................47
Opportunities and constraints for ICT4D in Africa ..........................................................47Policies and regulations: the operating environment for ICT4D in Africa....................47Salim’s ICT4D advice part 1: consider both process and passion ..................................48Salim’s ICT4D advice part 2: innovate, but keep it real ..................................................50
Country ICT Briengs
...................................................................................................53
Ghana ICT brieng
................................................................................................................53
Mali ICT brieng
....................................................................................................................56
Mozambique ICT brieng
....................................................................................................59
Senegal ICT brieng
.............................................................................................................63
Uganda ICT brieng
..............................................................................................................66
Cameroon ICT brieng
.........................................................................................................70
Kenya ICT brieng
 .................................................................................................................74
Plan’s current work on ICT4D in Africa .....................................................................79
Summary of Plan’s ICT work: ..............................................................................................79Case study: Breaking the silence on violence against children in Benin .......................82
References ......................................................................................................................85

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