The International Symposium on ICT in development 2015 (SICTD 2015) is jointly hosted by the National University of Samoa and Ibaraki University, Japan.
The aim is to bring together academics and practitioners to share their valuable knowledge and experience in the use or applications of ICT for sustainable development. The symposium is multidisciplinary in nature with presentations in the areas of ICT in education, climate change, governance, environment and disasters, green ICT technologies and in development.
With the ever increasing importance and pervasiveness of ICT in our lives, this symposium examines the application of ICT across multiple disciplines and with a particular focus of ICT in the context of developing countries like Samoa. It is hoped that in the deliberations in this forum, the transformational nature of ICT along with the many issues and challenges that ICT brings will be discussed with some detail. The value of these exchanges are as stimulus for thought but also provides valuable lessons in the leveraging of ICT for combatting poverty and disease, monitoring disasters and climate change and innovative ways for the delivery of services in education, government and health to name a few.
The symposium is open to all those interested. The symposium is multidisciplinary in nature and useful to all those interested in the contributions of the applications of ICT in development from fields including science, education, health, climate change and risk management.