Asia Pacific stakeholders assert ‘Human rights should be the heart of internet governance discussion’
Annually since 2010, stakeholders coming from different countries in the Asia Pacific (AP) meet to discuss pertinent issues on internet governance.
With the internet projected to reach almost 20 per cent of the Africa population in 2014, it becomes important to discuss modalities under which it should remain an open and reliable tool for development. It is with this background that Africa Internet stakeholders gathered in Abuja, Nigeria, July 10 -14, 2014 to deliberate on key internet governance issues affecting the continent.
As part of its 10th anniversary activities, SPACE initiated programmes focusing on the ICT needs of women in both the technical and non-technical community.
[img_assist|nid=19633|title=|desc=The Service’s nexus is the trilingual (Macedonian, Albanian and English) website, in addition to its social media presence, which during the year gathered over 10,000 fans and followers.
[img_assist|nid=19631|title=|desc=By supporting migrant workers to take the lead in telling their stories through video, EngageMedia invited audiences to gain a better understanding of their personal experiences, in order to weaken stereotypes and foster a climate of tolerance.
Minority Cyber Gram Yojana is a national pilot programme implemented by the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF).
[img_assist|nid=19627|title=|desc=Through the Digital Household project targeted to beneficiaries of the national government’s 100,000 Free Homes programme, 4,533 people received basic training in the use of computers and the internet.
[img_assist|nid=19621|title=|desc=Open Institute used ICT tools such as the Ushahidi mapping platform to track GBV online.
[img_assist|nid=19617|title=|desc=ICTs can enhance the capacity of communities to organise and respond to extreme weather events provoked by climate change…
As part of its urban agriculture programme, PROTEGE QV organised a training workshop in 2013 on the rapid multiplication of plantain “suckers” for planting.