Information and Communication Technology (ICT) transformed lives of people in developed societies

As Haiti slowly recovers, it’s possible to hope that new forms of information technology and communications may play a role in building a more prosperous country. Akhtar Badshah, director for Global Community Affairs, blogged on Microsoft On The Issues about the potential for information technology to transform lives around the world. “In my lecture I […]

As Haiti slowly recovers, it’s possible to hope that new forms of information technology and communications may play a role in building a more prosperous country. Akhtar Badshah, director for Global Community Affairs, blogged on Microsoft On The Issues about the potential for information technology to transform lives around the world. “In my lecture I discussed the importance of unconventional partnerships and unconventional business models and the leadership that social entrepreneurs can provide to foster them. We discussed examples such as Kiva and MPesa (the Kenyan mobile money transfer project) and the impact of social networking. We discussed how technology is helping to scale up social innovation in education, healthcare, environment and microfinance.”