Telecentres in Developing Countries. What are Telecentres? . “Community Resources that offer access to information and communication technologies for inducing development among marginalised population with little hope of otherwise partcipating in benefits of
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“CommunityResources that offer access
to information and communication
technologies for inducing development
among marginalised population with little
hope of otherwise partcipating in benefits of
the information revolution that the
developing world is now enjoyihng.”
- Harris et. all
(British Telecentre Association by way of Falch et al. 2003)
“Adequate telecommunication facilities have become ever more important for attracting investments and for achieving integration in the world economy. Countries without an adequate telecom infrastructure and without local expertise in ICT will find it very difficult to remain competitive in the world market.” (Falch & Anyimadu 2003)
- technical assitance to member farmers
- inputs such as seeds, fertilisers
- machinery, tools hire
- water analyses, field mapping
- field inspections by specialists
--numbers per 100 inhabitants
(Falch et al. 03)
- attracting more number of users.
- offering wider range of services.
organizations – have different capabilities
and serve different roles for achieving the
final goal of access to ICTs in rural areas.