"ICTs" stands for Information and Communications Technologies, and covers a conundrum of equipment and devices that enable transmittal, processing and use of information and knowledge.
ICTs for Development
With a particular focus on poverty and developing countries, ICTs can be powerful tools for very low-income groups to improve accessibility, ensure credidibility and build trust to improve their status in society.
In this GDRC programme, the role of internet and ICTs in development is explored in detail - not just the 'nuts and bolts' of the actual technologies, but also in terms of the skills, capacities, and decision-support systems that are necessary to drive such technologies.
Of particular and more recent concern for GDRC, is the role that smart systems and technologies - big data, Internet-of-Things, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality et al. - can play in providing solutions to developmental challenges that we face today [see SIRI].