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Finding solutions: Using ICTs to face the climate emergency

Daily reports keep coming out about the myriad ways in which our planet is changing. We are rapidly approaching the cap of 1.5 degrees Celsius agreed as the upper acceptable limit of global warming at the Paris talks in 2015.

V for Vale: 10 year journey of TBTT! campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina

US

Initiated in 2006, the campaign Take Back the Tech! in Bosnia and Herzegovina has greatly contributed to raising awareness of how ICTs are connected to violence against women, and it has strengthened the ICT capacity of women’s rights advocates, while creating original and varied content.

At the cutting edge: TBTT campaigner Francoise Mukuku in DRC

South Africa

Take Back The Tech! celebrates 10 years of working with grassroots movements around the world to take control of technology to end violence against women. Throughout the year Take Back the Tech!

Trafficking in women: Female objectification

Brazil

96% of people interviewed in an unprecedented national survey believe that women are being trafficked in Brazil, and 82% estimate that it takes place in their own town. These results dismiss the prevailing belief that human trafficking is an urban legend or a fictional subject from a famous Brazilian soap opera.

FLOSS development is a best practice in cybersecurity

Nairobi

I participated in the 10th annual Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico last month in December 2016.

Inside the Information Society: Cyber-optimists, cyber-pessimists and cyber-realism

London [9 January 2017]

Cocktail hour. Source: Yumikrum, Wikimedia CommonsCocktail hour. Source: Yumikrum, Wikimedia Commons Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post looks at cyber-optimism, cyber-pessimism and the challenges ahead.

Are you a cyber-optimist or a cyber-pessimist?

IGF 2016: Notes and links around community networking

Guadalajara

Pangea, a Barcelona-based independent non-profit organisation that promotes the strategic use of communication networks and ICTs for development and social justice, has been an APC member since 1995.

Anita Gurumurthy at the Internet Governance Forum 2016 opening session

Anita Gurumurthy, representing IT for Change, was nominated to speak at the opening session of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Guadalajara, Mexico on 6 December 2016.

What steps can Africans take and lead in internet governance and social justice?

Almost three years ago, I published a blog post on CircleID titled ““Internet Governance: Why Africa Should Take the Lead””:https://ephraimkenyanito.com/2014/02/25/internet-governance-why-africa-should-take-the-lead/.

The National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper South Africa 2016: Commentary on the internet

The recently published white paper focuses on convergence of modern and traditional modes of communication, which is a big step in connecting the present to the future of information and communications technologies (ICTs). The use of data in formulating policies and monitoring progress is also a great step towards an evidence-based policy that measures progress within set timelines.

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