The road to the information and knowledge society : indigenous knowledge and the Millennium Development Goals

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dc.contributor.author Holmner, Marlene Amanda
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-30T10:24:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-30T10:24:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.description This paper was presented at the 6th Biennial ProLISSA Conference, Pretoria, 9–11 March 2011. en_US
dc.description.abstract Benefiting from the process of globalisation and becoming an information and knowledge society has become the vision for many governments throughout the world. However, becoming such a society is much easier for developed countries as they already possess some of the prerequisite criteria to be classified as an information and knowledge society. These criteria include a stable economy, an efficient physical infrastructure, and an effective ICT infrastructure, to mention a few (Britz 2006; Holmner 2008). As many of the criteria of an information and knowledge society coincide with the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it is much easier and faster for these developed countries to achieve these goals and benefit from the global economy. For developing countries that are still experiencing a digital divide, these goals seem nearly unattainable. As the deadline for achieving the MDGs is only five years away, it has become imperative for developing countries to investigate other roads and possibilities to assist them in progressing towards attaining these goals at an increased speed. Utilising indigenous knowledge is one of these roads that developing countries are making use of to reach this destination. en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_mousaion.html or http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=20129 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Holmner, M 2011, 'The road to the information and knowledge society : indigenous knowledge and the Millennium Development Goals', Mousaion, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 137-243. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0027-2639
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/19675
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Unisa Press en_US
dc.rights © Unisa Press en_US
dc.subject Developing countries en_US
dc.subject Digital divide en_US
dc.subject Globalisation en_US
dc.subject Indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.subject Information and knowledge society en_US
dc.subject Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) en_US
dc.title The road to the information and knowledge society : indigenous knowledge and the Millennium Development Goals en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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