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A Digital Village is a space where a community expresses their identity through ICT and Digital Media. This may be from an artistic, heritage or economic perspective or a mixture of all three . This can be done through poetry , digital stories community newspaper online images collection (old and new), audio (internet radio , oral history), animations, video and text. To engage in the activities the participants need to learn new skills and so the Digital Village also becomes a learning community. At its simplest a Digital Village is a community website. The term village need not apply to an actual village (although in many cases it does) but to a cluster of villages, a geographical area or a group of participants in a town.
A Digital Village become vehicle for participant lead learning where the interests of the learning community set the agenda for what they learn.This is done using community Media and innovative use of ICT,particulerly open source software and web aplication.The activity is informal and workshop based. Some tecnical sopport is reguired but the process becomes flexible replication.Assistence from ICT animators is needed for these workshops but we have also observed peer learning taking place in these informal workshops.It is also possible to introduce an element of e-learning into the Digital Village concept.In smart Villages access to sustainable energy services acts as a catalyst for development , enabling the provision of good education and healthcare, access to clean water, sanitation and nutrition, the growth of productive enterprises to boost incomes, and enhanced security, gender equality and democrativ engag