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Building Resilient Communities through Empowering Women with Information and Communication Technologies: A Pakistan Case Study

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  • Arshad Khan Khalafzai

    () (Graduate of Disaster Management Program, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto M3J 1P3, Canada)

  • Niru Nirupama

    () (Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, School of Administrative Studies, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto M3J 1P3, Canada)

Abstract

In the contemporary world, a revolution in digital technologies has changed our way of life—for better. The role of women is expanding in socio-economic, political and physical spaces; hence their empowerment will contribute toward resilience and capacity building that contributes to sustainability and disaster risk reduction in the long run. In developing nations, especially in rural regions, women empowered with information and communication technologies can enhance their capacity to cope in diverse situations. This paper addresses the vital role of information and communication technologies intervention and resilient communities with the help of a case study carried out in Pakistan.

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  • Arshad Khan Khalafzai & Niru Nirupama, 2011. "Building Resilient Communities through Empowering Women with Information and Communication Technologies: A Pakistan Case Study," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 3(1), pages 1-15, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:3:y:2011:i:1:p:82-96:d:10806
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    1. Matthew T. Ballew & Allen M. Omoto & Patricia L. Winter, 2015. "Using Web 2.0 and Social Media Technologies to Foster Proenvironmental Action," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 7(8), pages 1-29, August.

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    Keywords

    resilient communities; women empowerment; information and communication technologies; sustainability; disaster risk reduction;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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