ICT visioning statement
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Ekhaguere, G. O. S.;
International Livestock Research Institute;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa African Center for Statistics;
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An information society is a knowledge society which takes advantage of the ready global availability of information to generate more knowledge. African academics, being at the forefront of knowledge generation, processing, and transmission on the continent, have a crucial role to play in efforts to transform Africa into an information society. In such a society, the way in which Africans live, work and learn would be radically transformed. Moreover, the continent would be able to leapfrog wide gaps in its development programmes that would have taken much time to bridge. It is therefore clear that Africa has much to gain if it could be transformed into an information society.