4 March 2005
About this video
This meeting focused on systematic and critical case studies of initiatives designed to narrow digital divides within developing countries and between developing and developed countries relating to the use of the Internet and other ICTs. Contributions offer individual or comparative case studies providing insight into the most significant divides and how they can be closed, or question the significance of digital divides.
Accounts of these kinds of initiatives are not always closely scrutinised or challenged by hard questions concerning their scalability or transferability to other contexts. By informing discussion about competing approaches, the seminar aimed to move debate away from overly-simplified prescriptions on how divides can be bridged, as these typically lack clarity in how the aim of closing divides can be accomplished in practice.
This seminar is part a series focusing on civil society participation in the
World Summit on the Information Society funded by the Economic and Social Research Council