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The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 750 individuals from 76 countries and 320 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Monday, May 16 • 16:45 - 17:30
Technology for Empowering Street Traders in Least Developed Countries LIMITED

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The informal sector employs the major part of poor in developing countries. Street trading is a common form of informal employment among the youth in LDCs. Despite its huge economic in LDCs, not enough is being done to improve their empowerment and entrepreneurship. Also, development informatics is over-focused on social development and under-focused on economic development. This paper presents our design science initiatives to empower street traders through mobile technology in Tanzania. It falls under goal 8 (Decent work and economic growth).
Specifically the paper shows
- Findings from design science research (DSR) in order to identify barriers of street traders in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,
- Ongoing Project for developing mobile phone applications for street traders business
- Technology based street traders business school
- The proposed technology for street traders business

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Speakers
avatar for Nasibu Rajabu Mramba

Nasibu Rajabu Mramba

PhD Candidate and Lecturer, College of Business Education (CBE)
Nasibu Mramba is a Business Lecturer at the College of Business Education-Tanzania. He is teaching Small Business Management, Marketing and Youth Entrepreneurship. He is a holder of a Bachelor Degree in Marketing & Msc. International Trade. Currently he is perusing PhD in Business Informatics at the University of Eastern Finland. His PhD research is about empowering street trade through technology; where he explores the challenges of street... Read More →



Monday May 16, 2016 16:45 - 17:30
Giraffe 261

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