From research to action: the practice of decolonizing ICT4D

Date

2022-08-03

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Volume Title

Publisher

Information Technology for Development Journal

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Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

The production of knowledge in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) research has been characterized by an ongoing shift from dominantly Western-based to Indigenous theory formulations. This editorial puts forward core concepts in the decolonization of ICT4D, arguing that these are fundamental to the creation, reading, and interpretation of ICT4D knowledge. Drawing on a decolonial read of the articles published in Vol. 28.3, we advance the argument that decolonizing ICT4D, rather than simply a means to read and analyze data, is an emancipatory practice to be adopted in an open challenge to Western-centric modes of doing ICT4D research.

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Keywords

Decolonisation, Global South, Research methods, design, theory development

Citation

Khene, C. and Masiero, S. (2022) From research to action: the practice of decolonizing ICT4D, Information Technology for Development, 28 (3), pp. 443-450

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Research Institute

Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)