Bridging the digital divide in African post-conflict countries : a case study of the DRC cities of Kinshasa and Kananga

Maketa, Lutete Thomas (2007)

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 34-37).


The digital divide is largely seen as the main problem that developing economies and societies must overcome to gain economic productivity and social welfare. In this document we state that modern western perception of the digital divide lured advancement of lCT into developing countries especially in Africa. lCT must not be seen as a goal in itself but as a means to service human needs. This study attempts to analyze the willingness of people to adopt existing lCT infrastructures and the factors impeding its use in the DRC's cities of Kinshasa and Kananga.