Nothing is as practical as a good theory!? Considering the added value of the capabilities approach for ICT4D research and practice

Open Session
Dorothea Kleine (RHUL), Bjoern-Soren Gigler (World Bank), Margaret Margaret Nyambura Ndung’u (University of Nairobi), Yingqin Zheng (RHUL)
Time: Thursday, March 15, 2012 9:00am-10:15am, 10:45am-12:00pm
Room: Conference 4
In this session we test the usefulness of the capabilities approach (CA) for ICT4D. What are added value aspects, limitations and open questions for scholars and practitioners? A panel of CA & ICT4D experts will be cross-examined by the audience, before we break into groups for in-depth discussion.

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