INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR POVERTY REDUCTION AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN ASIA
Roger Harris Associates
Roger Harris Associates is a consulting, research and social entrepreneurial firm providing services to Asian governments, development agencies, aid donors, education institutions and non-government organisations. We target poverty alleviation by facilitating access to ICTs for underserved Asian communities, ensuring they are able to make good use of the technology according to their own development priorities. Our projects are in; Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. The services of Roger Harris Associates include; policy advice and development, programme design and evaluation, project implementation assistance and evaluation and research. The company also engages directly in activities in the same field of work, partnering where appropriate with communities, civil society bodies, development and government agencies.
To bring the benefits of information and communication technologies to rural communities in Asia by:-
- Influencing governments and aid agencies to sponsor the provision of ICTs to rural communities.
- Researching the new knowledge required to make ICTs fully capable of improving rural life.
- Providing internet access to villages and helping them making good use of it.
- Building educational resources to accelerate the application of ICTs towards solving the problems of rural life.
The Sixth eBorneo Knowledge Fair
Director Business Development - eBario Sdn. Bhd.
eBario Sdn Bhd operates the eBario project, which is a multi-award winning initiative that brought computers and the internet to the isolated communities of Kelabit people living in the remote highlands of northern Sarawak, one of the East Malaysian States on the island of Borneo.
The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries
EJISDC strives to become the foremost international forum for practitioners, teachers, researchers and policy makers to share their knowledge and experience in the design, development, implementation, management and evaluation of information systems and technologies in developing countries.
The Institute of Social Informatics and Technology Innovation (ISITI) at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Visiting Professor)
The ICT4D Research Impact Project