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Conference News: Information and communication technologies and social development in Senegal



This is the draft English translation of the UNRISD publication, issued in February 2002, titled Les technologies de l’information et de la communication et le développement social au Sénégal (Conférence Infos, UNRISD/CN8/02/2). This translation is not a formal UNRISD publication.

This report provides a summary of the discussions that took place on 16–17 July 2001 in Dakar, Senegal, at the meeting organized by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). At this meeting, a review was made of the efforts carried out by the research group that began its work a year earlier, under the direction of Momar-Coumba Diop, to examine issues related to information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Senegal.

As is well known, this area of concern is an increasingly important element in the objectives of the central government of Senegal (CGS) and of other actors for whom these issues have taken on central importance.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Objectives and structure of the research
Opening ceremony
Presentation and discussion of researchers’ reports
Session 1: New ICTs and economic development
Session 2: Integration of NICTs in the communications and education sectors
Session 3: NICTs, development and the democratization process
Closing ceremony
Abbreviations
Participants
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