ICTs important for Pacific – Professor Rajesh Chandra
- Published: Wednesday, 20 July 2016 22:13
Information Communication Technologies (ICT) are more important for the Pacific Islands than for the others given that the Pacific Islands are scattered over larger areas and have very small economies that need to play to the larger demand at the world stage, said Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP) Professor Rajesh Chandra during the 2016 Pacific Update Conference on 19 July 2016.
Professor Chandra presented on the ‘Role of ICT in Development’ as part of a panel discussion on ICT at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre.
He said that although there are pockets of advanced Information and Communication Technology (ICT) developments, the overall ICT development in the Pacific Islands is lagging behind other regions,