APC Women and IPS Africa hosted a media discussion on November 17 entitled ‘Click Against Violence: Taking 16 Days of Activism Online’ to explore and highlight issues of gender based violence, ICTs and the role of media.
Internet Governance and Information Society: Developing an African Strategy - An agenda for African MPs
Presentation on internet governance, information society and developing a strategy for African MPs. The presentation looks at current processes an institutions, how MPs can approach Internet governance and finally suggests some activities for MPs.
PROTEGE QV talks about the celebrations of the internet day in Cameroon. They were busy organising workshops, exhibiting new tools and helping young people how to find new jobs through the net.
As part of its research activities, APC has compiled a list of African ICT blogs. Thematically, most of them focus on ICT4D issues, although some others deal rather with online journalism, ICT policy, freedom of expression, or other related issues.
Submission to the ITU: The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable
According to the organisers, “ITU TELECOM AFRICA 2008 is a major networking platform for Africa’s top ICT names to come together and focus on core issues relating to ICT expansion across the region.
APC urges International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to limit use of toxic chemicals in electronics production
APC is supporting environmentalists’ calls to the South African National Committee of the IEC to vote against Clause 7 of IEC Standard 62368. Clause 7 requires that large amounts of fire retardant chemicals be used in electronics production, despite the lack of reliable fire data showing a need for such chemicals. If passed, this clause will make it even more difficult and dangerous to recycle electronic waste, or e-waste, and may pose serious health risks to consumers.