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E-well: Multi-sectoral development of rural areas

Project proposal
  • Antoine Geissbuhler
  • Ousmane Ly
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 161)

Abstract

Key aspects of the “e-well”-project concern the evaluation of the impact and sustainability of integrated, multi-sectoral approaches to the development of rural areas in the least advanced countries. The development approaches include, but are note limited to, the usage of multi-purpose tele-centres and the formalisation and publication of local, collective knowledge. Aim is also a reduction of the Digital Divide, particularly obvious in rural areas of developing countries. Focus is on sustainability by fostering simultaneous development activities in multiple sectors (education, health, economy, culture) based on the assessment of local needs.

Key words

developing countries Digital Divide Internet access rural areas sustainable development tele-medicine 

Copyright information

© International Federation for Information Processing 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antoine Geissbuhler
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ousmane Ly
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical Informatics ServiceGeneva University HospitalsGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.REIMICOMBamakoMali

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