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Bridging digital divide through analogue technology - 8 months ago, 12 June 12:36

By: Keziah Kinuthia

Erick is a 24 year old graduate, hunting for a job like many other youths in Kenya. He lives in Wajir, owns a basic phone and has limited access to internet. This locks Erick out from rapid access to job openings posted online. In addition, Erick has minimal access to information and limited interaction with the global networks.

A study funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council and the Department for International Development found that some young people in Africa are using smartphones successfully to access or create employment.

The use of internet has also become almost indispensable in economics, politics and development in the world. These technological inventions have spawned myriad opportunities that have transformed livelihoods and vastly improved services across the globe.

In addition, digital revolution has brought immediate private benefits, easier communication and access of information. This has consequently shattered barriers to international trade and interactions, creating a ...
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