Call for Papers – ICTs and Development Conference Track –
Sept 2005, UK
We are organising a conference track on "ICTs and Development"
at this year's UK Development Studies Association conference, to
be held in Milton Keynes, 7-9 September.
If you would like to contribute a paper, then please send a 300-500-
word abstract by 22 April 2005 to myself
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The conference track – organised by the DSA's "Information,
Technology and Development" study group – can encompass a
range of issues related to information systems and technology
in developing countries.
We welcome papers that specifically address the conference
theme: "Connecting People and Places: Challenges and
Opportunities for Development". Such papers are more likely
to be considered for publication in the conference-related issue
of the Journal of International Development. In particular, I
would hope to solicit enough papers to run one session on
"ICTs and Connections in Remote Regions".
Invited speakers relevant to this track include Prof. Robin Mansell
from the LSE, and Prof. Lynn Mytelka from UNU-Maastricht. We
hope this event will give an opportunity for a forum meeting of the
many UK and other researchers and development practitioners
working on issues related to information, technology and
If you have any queries about the event or about your own
submission, do please contact me.
Further details about the conference, including registration and
fee details, can be found at:
Please note that funds are not currently available to support
attendance of presenters, who will need to arrange for travel,
accommodation and conference fees.
Convenor, "Information, Technology and Development" Study
UK Development Studies Association
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