ICT for Development Course

ICT provides economic opportunities to both urban and rural populations. One common contribution is that it increases productivity and makes the market work more efficiently, although the magnitude of the impact on economic growth is likely to be different. The fact that virtually all new mobile customers in the coming years will be in developing countries, and more specifically in rural areas, means that the ICT platform is reaching population with low levels of income and literacy. As a result, ICT is becoming the largest distribution platform of providing public and private services to millions of people in rural and poor areas. Market information, financial services, education and health services had largely been unavailable in those areas in the past due to lack of connectivity of any kind. Now the wireless platform is promoting NEW economic and social opportunities at all levels for the poor population.

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) offer increased potential for advancing progress towards economic and social development objectives. The worldwide spread of mobile telephony and communication systems, the growth of Internet networks and widespread use of a broadband infrastructure have an impact on international production and trade patterns. At the same time, benefits from new ICTs cannot be taken for granted. This course is designed for interested individuals to develop digital knowledge and skills that will enable development, personal growth and economic development. It includes simplification of computer, operating system, emailing, social media and host of other applications and also how to apply ICT for development such as ICT and Social Development, ICT and Agriculture to mention but few. This course will help you to become an informed participant or perhaps even a leader in ICT for Development, Digital Technology, etc.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course, participants will have gained knowledge and skills in the following areas: understand the basic computer terms, follow instructions to connect to our website, use a Microsoft word processor at a basic level to create documents, search the internet, and take part in online discussions. You will develop more advanced skills and knowledge. You will deepen your knowledge of technology and how it works. You will learn practical skills like coding/programming and gain a theoretical understanding of topics like computer science and web development.

Certificate of Completion
Throughout the course, you will be prompted to test your understanding of terms and concepts. When you have completed the course, you will take the certificate examination as appropriate. If you pass the exam, you will earn the Pan African Institute for Entrepreneurship and Community Development�s Diploma or Advanced Diploma in ICT for Development.



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