ICT for Poverty Reduction and Rural Development Planning

Course Duration: 
3 Weeks
Information Technology & Engineering
Tuition Fee: 
3 500.00 USD

​This course ​description ​is indicative, and only for reference ​purposes. The course is not scheduled unless advertised in our calendar. If you are interested in this course​,​ or require a customized course​ that is similar to this​, please note that ​fees start from USD ​35,000 for a three-week course. This fee is for a customized course for ten or fewer participants. For additional participants, the fee is USD 3500 ​per participant.

​For these fees, the client may customize the course to the precise needs ​of the client's organization. Scheduling will be in consultation with the client.

Participants: Officers engaged in local development planning and poverty alleviation in rural areas, planners, rural development managers, senior officers from governmental organizations, NGOs.

Course Brief: This course focuses on the problem of the widening digital gap between rural and urban areas in addressing the issue of poverty alleviation in rural communities. It also aims to enhance the participants’ technical knowledge and skills on strategies and approaches in rural development planning and management using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in order to build the capacity and quality of rural life.

Course content covers subject area on ICT and poverty reduction, development planning and policies, application of GIS in rural development planning and ICT for development. It also includes study visit to observe local planning practices and rural development projects using ICT as tools for poverty reduction activities; visits to organizations and agencies for a briefing on their poverty reduction projects.