ICT in Low Resource Settings: Innovating for Africa and Europe through Living Lab

The implementation of ICT projects in developmental contexts is a growing phenomenon. It presents interesting social and technical challenges.

Understanding of lessons learnt and best practices under extreme conditions such as the ones found on the African continent can provide valuable insights for ICT deployment in developed countries.

At the same time, the experience in use cases and technical know-how of developed countries can help regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa in harnessing the full potential of ICT for social and economic development.


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  • Ciaghi, A., & Villafiorita, A. (2012). Crowdsourcing ICTD Best Practices. In Springer (Ed.), E-Infrastructures and E-Services on Developing Countries: Third International ICST Conference, AFRICOMM 2011, Zanzibar, Tanzania, November 23-24 (Vol. 92, pp. 167–176).

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    • Type: IRSES - European Union
    • Period: 2012-11-01 - 2014-12-31
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