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Volunteering in Information Society
23 February 2006
by Manuel Acevedo

This paper discusses the topic of volunteering in the Information Society, and in particular, the role of volunteering in relation to information and communications technology (ICT) for human development.

It underscores the value of volunteer action for capacitybuilding on ICT for development, providing examples to illustrate how volunteering can be considered as a valuable, even essential asset to bridge the digital divide and generate digital inclusion. The paper also identifies options for volunteer-based networks within the new trends and practices of development cooperation.