ICT World Today is a journal on Information and Communication Technology for Development developed by the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI) with support from APCICT. This fourth issue of ICT World Today entitled, "ICT and Innovation: Facing the Emerging Global Issues," focuses on ways to encourage ICT innovation and enhance efficiency to overcome the global financial crisis; and tackle climate change, natural disasters, price hikes in resources and food, and the spread of contagious diseases.
This issue of ICT World Today covers articles contributed by experts from various sectors to promote a comprehensive understanding of policy response and international cooperation with regard to the aforementioned issues, through which it discusses ICT and innovations that address global challenges from various perspectives. Articles examine the role ICTs play in: sustainable development; poverty reduction; agriculture; low-carbon cities; security; ageing society; disaster response; empowering women entrepreneurs; capacity building; and more.
The issue ends with some news briefings on the latest ICT tools and projects, and a calendar of events.
Contributors to this issue include experts from international and UN agencies such as InfoDev, International Telecommunication Union, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific; government agencies such as the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications; research and educational institutions such as the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and National University of Singapore; and private companies such as Korea Telecom.
ICT World Today aims to contribute to developing economies, enhancing the quality of life in developing countries, and boosting ICT human capacity. Topics in the journal include: ICT access and the digital divide, digital convergence, cybersecurity, disability, gender, legal and regulatory issues; and the role ICT plays in agriculture, climate change, commerce, cultural development, disaster management, education, energy, environmental management, governance, health, small and medium enterprises, and trade. The journal welcomes pluralism in its approach, methods, and disciplines and includes the following type of articles: academic research articles, case studies, interviews, article digests and reviews.