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This section is a space where APC's staff, members and readers can open up conversations on topics that are of interest for the ICT community. It is a space where authors get to be themselves – sometimes to express opinions and challenge the readers on issues and topics that are close to them, sometimes to share their personal experience on an event or a current debate. The views expressed in this section do not necessarily reflect the views of APC or its network, but that does not make them any less valuable.

Call for Participation: Conference 2011 29 June 2010

Call for participation for researchers interested in ICTD, public-access computing, and community informatics. The iConference 2011 will be held from February 8–11, 2011, in Seattle.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's 2011 Access to Learning Award (ATLA) now accepting applications 28 June 2010

The Access To Learning Award recognizes the innovative efforts of public libraries and similar institutions outside the United States to connect people to information and opportunities through free access to computers and the Internet. The award is given by Global Libraries, an initiative of the ...

ICTs, Climate Change and Development: New Concept Paper and Scoping Study
ICTs, Climate Change and Development: New Concept Paper and Scoping Study 24 June 2010 Richard Heeks & Angelica Ospina

Two new documents on ICTs, climate change and development are available online at: http://www.niccd.org/resources.htm Concept Paper: builds four new conceptual models – i) Climate change vulnerability in developing countries; ii) Climate change adaptation and adaptive capacity of communit...

Brazilian women advance in the process of technological dominion
Brazilian women advance in the process of technological dominion 24 June 2010 Vera Vieira

“Liberation from fear and bad attitude in relation to ICTs – information and communication technologies”, “a unique opportunity for empowerment seeking to overcome technological limitations”, “conviction that the amplification of horizons with regards to internet use is not a monster...

ICT Update Issue 55, June 2010: Cooperatives
ICT Update Issue 55, June 2010: Cooperatives 23 June 2010 ICT Update

Working together in a cooperative has many advantages for farmers. Collating their harvested crops means they can sell in bulk, demand better prices and have greater bargaining powers with buyers. Pooling resources also creates the opportunity to buy expensive equipment, such as food-processing a...

"Telling stories has this amazing power..."
"Telling stories has this amazing power..." 16 June 2010 Erika Smith

As part of APC WNSP´s MDG3 project “Take Back the Tech!

The Feminist Tech eXchange - more than just a meet up
The Feminist Tech eXchange - more than just a meet up 14 June 2010 APC

A woman at the FTX training learns to use a digital cameraIn 2008, APC member Women’sNet partnered with the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and the APC women’s programme (APC WNSP) to bring the first Feminist Tech Exchange to South Africa.