Researchers Take on Illiteracy Eradication at the IDIA 2014 Conference

  • Posted on: 7 January 2015
  • By: dwesaadmin

Mr Phumzile Nomnga, a first year Master of Science in Computer Science student attended the 8th International Development Informatics Association (IDIA) Conference held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on the 3rd to 4th of November 2014. Mr Nomnga presented a paper on “Evolution of ICT4D for Illiteracy Eradication and Knowledge Dissemination for Rural Community Development” at the conference under the theme “ICTs for Inclusive Communities in Developing Societies”. Mr Nomnga attended the conference and represented His co-authors, Mr Shadreck Mudziwepasi, Mr Mphenduli Ntsizi and Mr Mfundo Shakes Scott. In addition to the presentation he participated in a dialog/debate and attended a workshop on “The Comprehensive Nature of Evaluation in ICT4D Research and Practice”. Also present at the event was Professor Alfredo Terzoli who presented the paper entitled "ICT Skills Training in Marginalised Communities: A Gendered Journey with Lessons or Not?"

This conference served as a great platform for networking with fellow researchers in the field of ICT4D through a dialog/debate session which encouraged researcher’s engagement on the role of ICTs for the development of rural communities”, said Mr Nomnga

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