About us

As a field of research and practice, Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) aims to harness information and communication technologies (ICTs) to achieve economic, social and political goals in low-resource or low-income regions.

The ICT4D Centre at the University of Cape Town (UCT) functions as an academic hub for researchers focused on creating solutions that address socio-technical problems in South Africa, across Africa and in other developing regions. The Centre is a multi-disciplinary environment that seeks to produce new technologies for the developing world, while also studying the ways in which existing and emerging technologies affect and are appropriated by groups of people, particularly in under-resourced communities.

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