MobileActive08: Ugo Vallauri

In this interview Ugo Vallauri from the Royal Holloway University of London (Department of Geography) talks about the role of ICT4D for grassroots rural community development. In his research he also looks at previously available technologies, like radios, and their value for grassroots development. He points out the importance of bridging the divide between the old and the new, stating that people often get excited about new technologies and forget the value of already existing technologies.

Ugo also briefly introduces some other projects, which sound interesting and promising, like low-power computing for rural areas and an open source software project for blind and visually impaired people. (Ugo, can you provide links?)

This is the 6th interview from our MobileActive08 video podcast series, shot at the conference in Johannesburg (organized by MobileActive and sangonet).

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MobileActive08: Ugo Vallauri
was published on 05.12.2008 by Martin Tomitsch. It files under sub saharan africa
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