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A theorical model of information and communication technology for development

Grant number: 12/16272-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2013
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal Investigator:Fabio Nauras Akhras
Grantee:Luciana de Farias
Host Institution: Centro de Pesquisas Renato Archer (CENPRA). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (Brasil). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This project works on the Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) research area from a specific perspective of development. It works with the concepts of the capability approach, an Amartya's Sen theory, in which development goes beyond the income improvement and is based on the individual freedom. The project starts from the premise that the information and communication technology (ICT) has the potential to promote development. The work will consist of the formulation of a theoretical model of development that prioritizes the TIC's use and regard the development as an individual freedom enlargement. It will be based on a case study of a recyclable waste collectors in Campinas-SP. This project is linked to the project "A Inclusão Social como um Projeto Científico" (Social Inclusion as a Scientific Project) whose development is being financed by FAPESP. (AU)

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