ICT policy

Analysis of the broadband policy of South Africa
Analysis of the broadband policy of South Africa 25 October 2010

The Broadband policy of South Africa was approved by Cabinet in June 20101. This paper analyses the main differences between the draft policy and the final policy. It looks at the shortcomings in the policy development process and makes recommendations on how to salvage the situation.

CICEWA evaluation report
CICEWA evaluation report 19 October 2010

This report seeks to provide an evaluation of the advocacy phase of the Communication for influence: Linking advocacy, dissemination and research by building ICTD networks in Central, East and West Africa (CICEWA) project, implemented with IDRC funding between 2008 and 2010.

Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy - Technical Guidelines
Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy - Technical Guidelines 19 October 2010

This guide was developed by The Association for Progressive Communications APC for the project Impact 2.0 – New mechanisms for linking research and policy. The development was supported by Fundación Comunica2. The guide is aimed towards providing the national focal points in Peru, Uruguay and Ecuador with guidelines for how Web 2.0 tools can be used to facilitate participatory policy mak...

My comments during discussion @IGF10 on CSTD working group on IGF improvements
My comments during discussion @IGF10 on CSTD working group on IGF improvements 17 September 2010

> Please sign in to leave a comment A comment I made in an open consultation at the IGF 2010 in Vilnius has been tweeted somewhat out of context, which is of course in the nature of tweets. Here is some background. The context was a lunch time session at the IGF with the chairperson of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development.

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication @5th IGF 2010 Vilnius, Lithuania
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication @5th IGF 2010 Vilnius, Lithuania 10 September 2010

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication @5th IGF 2010 Vilnius, Lithuania AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR, Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication will join the IGF in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 14-17 September, 2010, along with Bangladesh head of Delegation H.E. Mr.

Global Information Society Watch
Global Information Society Watch 30 August 2010

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) is an annual report co-produced by the APC network and partners, which looks at the progress being made in creating an inclusive information society worldwide (particularly in implementing WSIS goals), encourages critical debate, and strengthens networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information society.

Join the discussion on Bangladesh's digital future in an open, global online forum
Join the discussion on Bangladesh's digital future in an open, global online forum 07 July 2010

Ever want to help shape a national ICT policy? Now is your chance to help formulate Bangladesh’s digital strategy. One of the oldest information and communication technology networks for development in South Asia, BytesforAll, has partnered with UNDP Bangladesh’s Access to Information (A2I) programme and the national government organise a global online consultation, in order to sh...

Open access to spectrum for development
Open access to spectrum for development 20 May 2010

Wireless technology could radically transform the lives of millions of people living with poor connectivity — but only if the policy makes sense. Our research critiques the situation in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  

Submission by South African civil society organisations on Intellectual Property Amendment Bill
Submission by South African civil society organisations on Intellectual Property Amendment Bill 20 May 2010

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill seeks to address an important issue. However the way it does so threatens to hinder the preservation of traditional knowledge, severely diminish the South African public domain and limit access to knowledge.

ACTA - anyone making a fuss in your country?
ACTA - anyone making a fuss in your country? 17 May 2010

So, is anybody up in a huff about ACTA in your country? Nice that at least netcitizen protest (amongst other activism) encouraged it going public.