Public lecture ‘Technologies of Choice? ICTs, Development & the Capabilities Approach’

19.30pm, TU Delft, Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management (building 31), Jaffalaan 5

In her forthcoming book “Technologies of Choice? ICTs, Development and the Capabilities Approach” Dorothea Kleine (ICT4D Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London) argues that ICT policies should be measured against a people-centered understanding of development that has individual and collective choice at its heart. She bases this view on her field work in Chile and on the ‘capabilities approach’ (an influential general perspective on the means and ends of development). Her lecture on the topic will be followed by some comments from three panelist, after which the floor will then be open for questions from and discussion with the audience.