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Impact of ICTs on socio-economic development of youth in Kenya

ICT Youth Kenya

UniPID – Finnish University Partnership for International Development

Titre : Impact of ICTs on socio-economic development of youth in Kenya

Pays/Région : Kenya

Durée : 1.9.2012 - 1.9.2016

Résumé
My objective is to investigate the impact of information communication technologies on socio-economic development of out of school youth in Kenya. One of my interests is to find out the effects of digital divide in a rural setting where telecommunications infrastructures are not well developed.

Présentation
The research will be carried out in lower Yatta district of Kitui county and the study describes the impact of ICTs on out of school youth socio-economic development in Kenya and its role in narrowing the digital divide, and developing interventions/recommendations of the impact in line with the national development blueprint : Kenya Vision 2030. Key assumption of the study is that when properly used, ICT can be a real and powerful tool for not only individual out of school youth but also to the national social and economic development.

Objetifs
Research objectives. • To describe the impact of ICT on the out of school youths’ social and economic development and develop interventions / recommendations to improve the positive social and economic impact of ICT to out of school youth in line with the Kenya Vision 2030 . • To describe the level of access to, use and social & economic benefits of ICT to out of school youth. • To identify constraints that hinder youth from accruing full social and economic benefits of ICT. • To develop and recommend interventions that can enhance greater positive impact of ICT on the social and economic life of out of school youth, the nation as a whole in line with the Kenyan Vision 2030.

Institution : University of Tampere social research Tampere, Finland

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