Improving the flow of livelihood information among unemployed youth in an informal settlement of Windhoek, Namibia

Marly Samuel, Jennyfer Taylor, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Marko Nieminen

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Abstract

Access to information remains circumstantial, even more as it is channeled through ICTs. While technology rich areas have developed well-functioning information dissemination mechanisms, informal settlements lack basic services including information access. Thus, we are investigating how we can ensure that livelihood information reaches the most marginalized people in the informal settlement that would utilize this information to make consequential life changes. We are engaging youth from an informal settlement of Windhoek into discussions, technology explorations and participatory design workshops, to jointly explore the improvement of citizen-based information dissemination. A contextual mapping of the current information flow shows its strengths and weaknesses. While a user, exploration of a digital noticeboard reveals the communities' eagerness to digitally share vital information with their fellow community members.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies C&T'17
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Pages256-265
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4854-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Communities and Technologies - Troyes , France
Duration: 26 Jun 201730 Jun 2017
Conference number: 8

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Communities and Technologies
Abbreviated titleC&T
CountryFrance
CityTroyes
Period26/06/201730/06/2017

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