Sustainability 2011, 3(1), 82-96; doi:10.3390/su3010082
Article

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

1 Graduate of Disaster Management Program, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto M3J 1P3, Canada 2 Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, School of Administrative Studies, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto M3J 1P3, Canada
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 4 November 2010; in revised form: 16 December 2010 / Accepted: 31 December 2010 / Published: 4 January 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development)
PDF Full-text Download PDF Full-Text [258 KB, uploaded 4 January 2011 10:27 CET]
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.
Keywords: resilient communities; women empowerment; information and communication technologies; sustainability; disaster risk reduction

Article Statistics

Load and display the download statistics.

Citations to this Article

Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Khalafzai, A.K.; Nirupama, N. Building Resilient Communities through Empowering Women with Information and Communication Technologies: A Pakistan Case Study. Sustainability 2011, 3, 82-96.

AMA Style

Khalafzai AK, Nirupama N. Building Resilient Communities through Empowering Women with Information and Communication Technologies: A Pakistan Case Study. Sustainability. 2011; 3(1):82-96.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Khalafzai, Arshad Khan; Nirupama, Niru. 2011. "Building Resilient Communities through Empowering Women with Information and Communication Technologies: A Pakistan Case Study." Sustainability 3, no. 1: 82-96.

Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert