Role of Information Science in Sustainable Development: Sierra Leone as A Case Study

Emerson Abraham Jackson


IS / ICT is dictating the world in terms of service provision, and more so in education and the financial sector such as electronic money transfer. The article has provided a review of Information Science (IS) in the light of its wider interpretation in different walks of life. The current state of IS / ICT provision is also addressed and with the need to focusing attention in improving the capacity of the country in meeting global demand for services. Instrumentation used has focused on qualitative interpretation of themes with a critical approach in ensuring issues are unraveled thoroughly for the good of the nation as a whole. Recommendations have also pointed to an enhancement in the infrastructural capacity, and also human resources to address ongoing demands. IS / ICT Capacity around the world is changing and so too is the need for the country to build on its human resource potential to address potential threats posed, from within and outside of the country, while at the same time diverting attention towards improving quality in the green economy.

Keyword: Information Science; Sustainable Development; Sustainable Information Systems (SIS); Education; Economic Growth; Sierra Leone.

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