The Role of Information and Knowledge in Poverty Eradication in Africa: a case study of Namibia

MCHOMBU, Kingo Jotham and MCHOMBU, Chiku Mnubi (2014) The Role of Information and Knowledge in Poverty Eradication in Africa: a case study of Namibia. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2014 - Lyon - Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge in Session 189 - Access to Information Network - Africa (ATINA) Special Interest Group. In: IFLA WLIC 2014, 16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France.

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Abstract

The Role of Information and Knowledge in Poverty Eradication in Africa: a case study of Namibia

This paper starts by exploring and defining poverty reduction in African society and discuses how poverty affects different groups in society, namely: women, Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), youth, rural and urban slum-dwellers. Different mechanisms used to address poverty alleviation are briefly assessed including policies, and access to resources. The role of access to information and knowledge forms the final part of the presentation and deals with specifically how information stimulate and promote the economic and cultural changes essential for the sustainable development.

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