Peter Amos K. Kyem

Professor and Chair
Department of Geography
Central Connecticut State University

Fileds of interest:

GIS       (Geographical Information Systems)
PPGIS   (Public Participation and GIS)
ICT       (Information and Communications Technology)

Recent publications:

Kyem, P. A. K.
Is ICT the panacea to sub-Saharan Africa’s development problems? Rethinking Africa’s contentious engagement with the Global Information Society.
Beyond the Post and Revisionist Discourses in African Development: Exploring Real Solutions to Africa’s Problems, Progress in Development Studies 12 (2&3), 2012.

Kyem, P. A. K.
Natural Resource Conflicts, their Management and GIS Applications
In Nyerges, T. and Masser, I. (eds.): The SAGE Handbook of GIS and Society Research,. Sage Publications, New York, 480-503, 2011.

Kyem, P. A. K.
A New Development Opportunity Confronts Old Paradigms: Exploring the Multiplicity Theory to Combat the Global Digital Divide.
ICTs and Sustainable Solutions for the Digital Divide: Theory and Perspectives, Information Science Reference, Hershey, New York,171-198, 2010.

Kyem, P. A. K.
Failures in Technological Intervention and the Promise of ICT. In Information Technology.
Indian Institute of Management(ed.): Developing Countries; A Newsletter of the IFIP Working Group 9.4 and Center for Electronic Governance 20 (1), 2010.

Kyem, P. A. K. and Saku J.
Web-based GIS and the future of Participatory GIS Applications in Local and Indigenous Communities.
Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC) 38 (7), 1-16, 2009, available on:

Kyem, P. A. K. and LeMaire, P. K.
Transforming recent gains in the Digital Divide into Digital Opportunities: Africa and the Boom in Mobile Phone Subscription.
Special Issue of the Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC) 28 (5) -16, 2006, available on :

Rambaldi. G.; Kyem P. A. K.; Mbile P.; McCall M. and Weiner D.
Participatory Spatial Information Management and Communication in Developing Countries. Electronic Journal of Spatial Information Systems
in Developing Countries 25(1), 1-19, 2006, available on

Corbett, J.; Rambaldi, G.; Kyem, P. A. K.; Weiner, D.; Olson, R.; Muchemi, J.; McCall M. and Chambers R.
Overview; Mapping for Change – The emergence of a new Practice.
Special Issue of PLA Notes 54, 1-13, 2006.

Kyem, P. A. K.
Finding Common Ground in Land Use Conflicts Using PGIS. Lessons From Ghana.
Special Issue of PLA Notes 54, 36-40, 2006.

Kyem, P. A. K.
Power, Participation and Inflexible Social Institutions: An examination of the Challenges to Community Empowerment in Participatory GIS Applications.
Cartographica. International Publications in Cartography 38 (3&4), 5-17, 2004.

Kyem, P. A. K.
Of Intractable Conflicts and Participatory GIS Applications: the Search for Consensus amidst competing claims & Institutional Demands.
Annals of the Association of American Geographers 94(1), 37-57, 2004.