Information for Community Services (iCOMMS) is a research team within the Department of Information Systems at the University of Cape Town.
Formed in 2011, the team's interdisciplinary group of researchers focus on understanding the use, application and impact of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in developing countries. Whilst ICTs have been advertised to offer great potential to improve the lifestyle of many, the iCOMMS Team works on analysing this in the context of under-resourced communities.
With the advent of mobile technologies, many hoped that these information communication technologies (ICTs) would be able to fast-track development on the African continent. But ICT for development (ICT4D) projects come with their own sets of complexities.