The Impact of ICT on Socio-Economic Development:
Associate Prof. Hiroshi Nagano University
of Electro Communications,
by The "ICT Capacity Building at USP" Project:
A Joint Collaboration of the Japan International
Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the University of
the South Pacific.
This public lecture which was
held on 26th May 2005 at USP attended by 36 participants
focused on Japanese case studies of ICT utilization
for socio economic development. It also had discussions
on the possibilities of similar utilization of
ICT in Fiji as well as in the South Pacific. The
lecture refered to some relevant aspects of the
effect of ICT being used to enhance economic activities,
as diversified tools of communications in human
relationships, and complicated social design.
Associate Professor Nagano has
extensive experience in the ICT Industry and has
published numerous papers on analysis of socio-economic
system regarding e-Japan strategy, telecommunication
industry, economic growth with ICT penetration,
Electronic Commerce, e-community, and so on.
In calling for the proposals, it
was realized that most people found the ICT Research
and linkages with socio-economic development a
new concept in the Pacific. In realization of
this, a Public Forum was held on 22nd May 2003
at USP to inform the requirements of the ICT Research
Grant to persons interested in undertaking research
linking ICT and socio economic development leading
to practical solutions. The Forum will also attempt
to clarify any issues arising from the participants.
Approximately 50 people joined the Forum, from
USP academics, civil servants, international agencies,
donor agencies, and others.
Please click Dr.
Williams presentationand Ms.
Kato's presentation at the Public Forum.Overview
of the ICT Research Grant for Ms. Kato’s