ICTs for empowerment and social transformation - A note prepared by IT for Change for ActionAid International
In May, 2013 IT for Change was approached by the global NGO Action Aid to generate think pieces on the subject of the role of ICTs in development. After a month of online discussion involving ActionAid staff and some outside experts on the subject of 'progressive engagement with ICTD', IT for Change submitted an initial draft of the overall paper titled, 'ICTs for Empowerment and Social Transformation'. In the background of an at-length analysis of the nature of the structural impacts that ICTs is causing - both at macro and micro levels - the paper points to the inadequacy of the current ICTD and e-governance thinking and strategies. It then goes on to make some recommendations on how progressive actors should approach these sectors.