Making government accountable to citizens in Uganda and the region

PERGAMINO 30 May 2012 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Lillian Nalwoga from the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) coordinated research on open governance data in Uganda as part of APC’s Action Research Network project. “Citizens, academia, the private sector and civil society need to be more involved in the implementation of open governance,” says Nalwoga in an interview with APCNews.

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Developing countries utilise cost-effective option to bridge access gap

PERGAMINO 25 May 2012 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

APCNews interviewed Ermanno Pietrosemoli from EsLaRed and Russel Southwood from Balancing Act on some of the issues covered during a workshop organised by APC at the recent WSIS Forum in Geneva. Both agreed that workshops on TV white spaces sensitises stakeholders to deal with spectrum allocation from an important perspective that supersedes commercial interests.

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GISWatch has won the ITU-awarded WSIS project prize 2012

MONTREAL 16 May 2012 (Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

The Association for Progressive Communications, in close cooperation with APC members, networks and civil society groups, is pleased to accept the WSIS Project Prize from the International Telecommunications Union for the achievements of the GISWatch project in “the role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICT for development.”

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WSIS Forum 2012: TV White Spaces on the agenda

PERGAMINO 4 May 2012 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

From 14-18 May Geneva will be hosting the WSIS Forum 2012, where the Association for Progressive Communications has organised two thematic workshops on May 17th, one of them under the subject Television White Spaces.

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Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector (Executive Summary)

By Alan Finlay and Edtih Adera (May 2012, APC and IDRC )

This collection of reports looks at how ICTs can be used to help communities in developing countries facing water stress adapt to climate change by from an ICT4D perspective.

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Feminist Talks @ AWID: MENA: Who talks for the region?

TURKEY

I am an AWID participant, and it is my first time to attend the forum.

Feminist Talks @ AWID: Last Rescue in Siam: A comedy about anti-trafficking raids in Thailand

TURKEY

Empower Foundation of Thailand has creatively used art and media to promote the rights of sex workers for over 20 years. Empower has collaborated with artists to bring their messages to people in Thailand, in cartoons, in nearly life-size papier mache dolls that are more well traveled than the sex workers they represent, and in their own books.

Feminist Talk @ AWID: Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen

Istanbul, Turkey

The convention center is big, enormous, 2500 women from all over the world to attend the 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights in Development. It’s my first AWID, usually I avoid these overwhelming conventions but this time I couldn’t say no.

Feminist Talk @ AWID: Anonymize yourself: digital security and feminist practice of technology

Istanbul, Turkey

From the 16th to the 18th of April I attended a pre-event to the 12th AWID forum that was focusing on the intersection between information and communication technology, the internet and feminist practices, and that was interrogating privacy and security in online spaces and on our devices.

As the day passed, I saw myself surrendering to the fact that there is nothing good in the laziness of a r

Feminist Talk @ AWID: Thinking about gender and technology

Istanbul, Turkey

I am sitting at AWID in Istanbul and digesting the first day, as well as the Feminist Tech Exchange which happened the day before. I am also getting used to the Turkish keyboard which is limiting my punctuation use.

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