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Supporting Sustainability Through Collaborative Awareness Raising – A Case of Sri Lankan Telecentres
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
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2017 (English)In: Information and Communication Technologies for Development: 14th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, May 22-24, 2017, Proceedings / [ed] Jyoti Choudrie, M. Sirajul Islam, Fathul Wahid, Julian M. Bass, Johanes Eka Priyatma, Springer, 2017, 410-421 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

For the development of sustainable ICT services, participation of the local communities is crucial. A meaningful involvement requires awareness and understanding of the various possibilities of the ICTs. In this paper, the processes of awareness raising among underprivileged population in the Sri Lankan tea estate district of Nuwara Eliya are examined, drawing on the findings from an empirical study conducted at two telecentres. A specific participatory methodology, where co-inspirational sessions and brainstorming constituted main activities of co-creation of knowledge was applied. Our empirical data confirms that the participatory methods can trigger curiosity and engagement among participants. Ideas and suggestions that emerged during brainstorming demonstrate relevance, realism as well as they are a proof of real needs and requirements of a population that lives under difficult conditions in remote locations. Participatory methods can initiate community engagement for a longstanding, sustainable transformation of the TCs, in collaboration with ICT developers, and TC staff.

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Springer, 2017. 410-421 p.
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IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, ISSN 1868-4238 ; 504
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Workshops, Participatory methodology, Telecentres, ICT diffusion, Sustainability
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Information Systems
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Information Society
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-144913DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-59111-7_34ISBN: 978-3-319-59110-0 (print)ISBN: 978-3-319-59111-7 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-144913DiVA: diva2:1117561
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14th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, May 22-24, 2017
Available from: 2017-06-29 Created: 2017-06-29 Last updated: 2017-08-15Bibliographically approved

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