ICTs for Development

February 18, 2009

Global Economic Crisis and ICTs

Filed under: Uncategorized — mgarafola @ 2:49 pm

Hamadoun Toure

I think we can all agree that the current economic crisis has had its effects on several different industries. However, how does it effect ICTs? Many would think that investments in these technologies may decrease, but Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the UN International Telecommunication Union, sees reasons to be optimistic. Citing the need for innovation to get out of economic hardship, Touré stressed, “having contributed consistently as a high-growth sector in its own right, ICTs can now power economic recovery across all sectors.”

Find out more in the article, located here.


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