Lack of understanding of technology is a barrier to social change
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Lack of understanding of technology is a barrier to social change

1 Jul 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

The voluntary sector’s poor understanding of the potential technology could have is one of the barriers to scaling new tools, the co-founder of a charity that champions technology for good said yesterday. 

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Lack of understanding of technology is a barrier to social change

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