New study out on main needs and expectations of internet users in Peru

May 25, 2002 in Freedom to learn, News on publications

balthas_enseignementWhat are the  main needs, uses and expectations of internet users in Peru as an example of a developing country? This has been the main focus of a piece of research by Balthas Seibold, which resulted in two sets of publications: An article on the needs with the German title “Verfügbar, verständlich und relevant – was Nutzer in Entwicklungsländern von Onlineinhalten erwarten” and a set of case studies on main types of uses and content in high demand in Peru, titled: “e-learning & e-rotik – Welche Online-Inhalte fragen Internet-Nutzer in Peru nach? “.

The article establishes a set of quality criteria for “useful” online content in a development context, the case studies track and analyse user preferences in Peru’s internet cabinas: Interestingly, the content most in demand seems to be e-learning and adult content. For more check the following page (in German)

Now working at the ‘Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit’

October 6, 2001 in Freedom to innovate, Work

Since first of Octobgtz_2002er, I am working with the Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Germany’s main institution in the business of technical cooperation. First I am staying at headquarters in Eschborn near Francfort – then I will work with a programme on rural development in Peru. My main theme will be the potential of information and communication technologies to enhance impact in development work.  [Note: Link was updated to reflect later merger of gtz]