Cristian Berrío Zapata is the coordinator of the Post-graduation of Information Science at the Federal University of Pará (UFPa), Brazil, and professor at the Faculty of Archivology. He graduated as Psychologist with specialization in Technology Management; Master in Administration, and PhD in Information Science. He had worked and lectured in Colombian and Brazilian universities, researching about the Strategic Management of Information Technology from a Critical perspective, that is, Digital Divide, Gender Digital Divide, e-Government and Community Informatics applied to public health and family farming. His latest research was about e-government and effective democratic inclusion in Colombia with the project “Urna de Cristal”, part of a global project financed by Making All Voices Count. He also runs a rescue project for social memory on historical scientific documents in the Amazon basin: “Archives at the Tatuoca Magnetic Observatory: preservation and digitalization of the physical record between 1957 and 2007”.
ICT has traditionally been a hostile territory for women. In information societies, this implies a drastic reduction in opportunities and autonomy for women. In emergent economies, the situation is even … Read More