This book interrogates the role of information and communication technologies in harnessing information for women in rural development in Kenya and South Africa. The book identifies ICTs that provide access to and use of information, enhance quality of life and improve economic standards of rural women by creating a conceptual model for ICT development, management and use in an African rural environment. The book empowers women through processes of information revolution. It identifies mechanisms of promoting information among women with the help of ICTs. Similarly, the book enlightens decision makers on important structures needed to actively involve women in the identification and definition of their information needs, and the need to enact appropriate ICT policies. The book is recommended for graduate and post-graduate students, scholars, researchers and decision makers in ICT development and application, particularly in rural development.
ALICE KITUYI, WAFULA.
Dr. Alice Wafula holds a Ph.D. from the University of Zululand in Library and Information Science. Her research interests are: Knowledge and Information Management, and Information and Communication Technology needs of rural women in development.