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Applications Now Open: 2012 eLearning: Shaping the Internet – History and Futures (English, French and Spanish) 23 March 2012

Applications are now open for the Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) eLearning programme “Shaping the Internet – History and Futures.” (English, French and Spanish) English: http://www.internetsociety.org/what-we-do/leadership-programmes/next-gen... French: http://www.inte...

ICTs, climate change and water: need for local adaptation strategies 22 March 2012

In collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), APC is releasing a series of reports discussing opportunities for information and communication technology (ICT) to help individuals and communities adapt to water scarcity as a result of climate change.

Internet access and the right to communicate
Internet access and the right to communicate 21 March 2012 APC

In recent months we have seen the notion of “Internet as a Human right” become quite controversial. On the one hand we see folk like Vint Cerf, co-inventor of the Internet Protocol maintain that “technology is an enabler of rights, not a right itself”.

ICT Policy
ICT Policy 19 March 2012 APC

by Milton Louw First, I wish to address our understanding of ICT and how we can integrate it into our governance systems and also our daily lives. I have struggled to find a term for this and the best I could find was “Progress through Technology”, or in German, “Vorsprung Durch Technik” .

Mainstreaming ICT policies as a foundation for realising African developmental agenda.
Mainstreaming ICT policies as a foundation for realising African developmental agenda. 19 March 2012 APC

By Adekunle Adeboboye Let it be said unequivocally, that the benefits of Information Communications Technology (ICT) in today’s world are well documented and need not be restated here beyond simply alluding to the fact that it enables productivity, savings on time and costs, speeding up ...

ICT policy priorities in Africa
ICT policy priorities in Africa 18 March 2012 APC

Information Communication Technology policy covers the Telecommunications, the Radio-TV and the Internet and are critical at that moment with two issues: access and civil liberties. Africa is the continent with the least access to the ICTs even if every had already access to Internet; it is a nee...

How internet helps to shape a global civil society
How internet helps to shape a global civil society 17 March 2012 APC

How internet helps to shape a global civil society Within ten days a video describing the atrocities perpetrated by Joseph Kony, a Ugandan warlord was viewed by more than 10 million people around the world.

Calling for a paradigm shift of  ICT policies in Africa for growth  to the next level
Calling for a paradigm shift of ICT policies in Africa for growth to the next level 17 March 2012 Muriuki Mureithi

Calling for a paradigm shift of ICT policies in Africa for growth to the next level In Nov 2005, Africa proudly hosted the second and final phase of WSIS in Tunis and latched itself among the community of nations to usher the emerging information society into Africa. For Africa, the ambitiou...