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Survey on Mobile Use by Telecentres in Latin America launched!

The NewMinE Lab, in collaboration with the Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) of the University of Washington Information School (Seattle, WA, USA), the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) from the University of Bournemouth (UK) and Telecentre.org Foundation has launched a study to investigate how telecentres employ mobile technologies in developing regions.
The study is carried out by means of an online questionnaire directed to directors and / or managers of venues of public access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Its aim is to investigate whether and how public access to ICTs venues provide access to mobile technologies (mobiles and digital tablets) and Wi-Fi networks, and what is the perception that directors of these places have on them.

The aim of the project is to survey public access places to ICTs globally. To do so, we will approach the study region by region, so to ensure strengthening our collaboration with public access networks and relevant stakeholders and to localize our questionnaire in the different languages needed to reach public access operators.

The questionnaire is now open for Latin American countries and it is available in Spanish and Portuguese. If you are the director or the responsible person of a place of public access to ICTs in Latin America, participate! It will take no more than 20 minutes to complete the questionnaire!
Spanish version
Portuguese version

Telecentres and Mobiles are two icons of the interventions designed in the field Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D). Despite the fears the rapid growth of mobile adoption generated among supporters of telecentres, the new technology has not replaced them, and new ways of access are being shaped by users and relevant stakeholders.

With this study we want to benefit the global movement of public access to ICTs, by collecting and disseminating information on its new trends and needs. Once the results will be available, we will inform all participants who have expressed their interest in receiving them via email. The results of the survey – aggregate and anonymous – will be also published here, on the website of the project, as well as on Telecentre.org and on the platforms of our partners.

For more information about the study Telecentres and Mobiles, visit its dedicated website.