Influence of information communication technology adoption on the operation of community based organizations in Rangwe sub county, Kenya
The purpose of this study was to access the influence of ICT adoption on operation of Community Based Organization in Rangwe Sub-County. The study undertook to examine four objectives which were: To what extent does information technology equipment influence operations of Community Based Organizations in Rangwe sub county; To what extent does training in information communication technology influence operations of Community Based Organizations in Rangwe Sub County, To what extent does electronic platforms influence operations of Community Based Organizations in Rangwe sub county, To what extent does perception of members on Information Communication Technology influence operations of Community Based Organizations in Rangwe sub county. The target population for the study were 300 people drawn from20 registered Community Based Organizations in Rangwe Sub County. A sample size of 170was drawn from the target population using Krejcie and Morgan (1990) table for sample determination. The researcher used descriptive survey research design to generate quantitative data. Simple random sampling techniques were used to select the respondents. The research instrument used for data collection was questionnaires. The instrument was piloted on 20 respondents from five CBO Kisumu West Sub-County. Validity and reliability of the study was ascertained through test and retest and by seeking the opinion of the research supervisors from University of Nairobi. Data was analyzed for descriptive statistics (frequencies, means and percentage),. This was done with the aid of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS).Data was presented in form of frequency tables. The findings of this study reveal that most of the CBOs did not have enough ICT Equipment. 55%, 85%, 70% and 85% had not computers, laptops, printers and internet services respectively. Further, the study found that training in ICT was a very crucial the operation of CBO. This findings show that a majority of the respondents (50%) had adopted the use of social media to communicate thus could use the same to facilitate communication among the members of their CBOs. Perception on ICT based on ease of use, relevance of content and cost was still a major concern in the adoption of ICT on operation of CBOs. The study concluded that availability of ICT equipment, training on ICT, ability to use various electronic platforms and perception had significant influence of the operations of CBOs. The researcher suggests that comparative studies should be done on the operations of CBO who have and who have not adopted ICT equipment.