Updated Jan 16, 2018

Digital Inequality & Communication Technology in DRC

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Snapshot

Once the research project was designed, I traveled to DRC to conduct interviews and distribute surveys. A) 45 surveys were administered in North Kivu A.1) Surveys are now being analyzed and results are being written into a publishable research paper. B) 51 Interviews with local mobile phone users, mobile phone vendors, and radio journalists were conducted. B.1) The interviews have been transcribed and translated here in the US B.2) The transcriptions are currently being analyzed by a team of researchers at the Center on Conflict and Development. Results are being written up in two separate publishable research papers.

Focus Areas:

Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and 14 MoreSEE MORE

Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Soft or Life Skills, Literacy, Workforce Development, Gender, Economic Empowerment, Gender Equity, Digital Finance, Research, Communications and Media, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Technology, Data/Analytics, Social and Behavior Change and InclusionSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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Innovation Description

This research project investigates the power of digital media and technology as facilitators of social and structural change in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Among other globally shared concerns about the effect of new technologies on relationships and society, the DRC has a unique socio-political climate that influences the way people interact with emerging media and Information Communication Technologies (ICTs).

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Congo, Democratic Republic of the