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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

The Role Of Ict In Solving Environmental And Socio-Economic Challenges In Tanzania: Case Of Arusha And Manyara Regions

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Peter B. Kaaya, Rustus E. Assey



Information and Communication technology, Arusha, Manyara, availability, effectiveness, Tanzania, e-Tanzania



This study was conducted to determine the availability and effectiveness of ICT resources that aims at solving people’s environmental and socio-economic challenges in Tanzania focusing on regions of Arusha and Manyara. The study in detail examined the role of ICT in solving socio-economic challenges facing community members. Moreover, different frameworks were taken into consideration subject to the intended objectives; the involvements of both quantitative and qualitative techniques were deployed and data collection was conducted through interviews, observation, documentation, focus group discussions and questionnaires in the selected regions. The study findings offers an understanding on the current ICT situation in the local communities, the report further recommended on involving community leaders in educating community members on ICT uses and their roles in the daily routines subject to the available limited resources; insisting on the development of the local contents of the software and applications to be used by community members as well as involving all development stakeholders using ICT enabling people to have access to real time information and fast service delivery in their daily lives and thus total transformation of the country to e-Tanzania.



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