Report to the tenth SRO-SA Meeting of ICE : National Information and Communication Infrastructure (NICI) Plans In Southern Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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In the global networked economy, information and knowledge have become strategic resources, based on which governments, corporations and the public at large make their decisions. The countries which have created an enabling environment are experiencing revolutionary effects especially in the governance, education, health and business sectors, as its citizens are now more empowered, change the equilibrium of power and start creating choices and opportunities for themselves. Yet, there are countries in Africa where people are not able to make informed decisions on their daily lives because of lack of access to ICTs, information and knowledge.