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Powerful impact as public libraries enter ICT4D arena

Powerful impact as public libraries enter ICT4D arena

Public libraries are effective and reliable partners in community development, reaching many thousands of people through networks, according to impact assessment results of 13 innovative public library services.

The results, newly released by EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIPwww.eifl.net/plip), reflect outcomes of p

Google dominance and the power of framing

Winnipeg, Canada

Last week the US Federal Trade Commission announced the results of its 19 month investigation into Google, concluding that the company had not violated antitrust laws in the algorithms used to arrange its web search results.

Upcoming online forum: "Using ICT to enable Agricultural Innovation Systems for smallholders"

This is the fourth in a series of online discussions that stem from the launch of the World Bank’s ICT in Agriculture e-Sourcebook and the growing demand for knowledge on how to use ICT to improve agricultural productivity and raise smallholder incomes.

ICT can expand communication, cooperation, and ultimately innovation among the wide array of actors in agriculture.

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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Exploratory survey on the environmentally sustainable ICT use in the ICT for development sector

By Colnodo (December 2011, APC )

The Exploratory survey on the environmentally sustainable ICT use in the ICT for development sector is part of a newly-created APC programme in the field of ICTs and environmental sustainability. The survey should be considered an indication of organisation needs and challenges when it comes to ICTs and environmental sustainability. Further areas to research and explore are suggested by the results.

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Internet Rights are Human Rights: Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet

Location: 
United Nations Office Nairobi
Date and time: 
Sep 26 2011 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

PROGRAMME

Opening and welcome (10h00-10h15)
Remarks from hosts and partners

Session I – Access, human rights and development (10h15-11h15)
Panel: Bidi Bala, Nigeria; Pranom Samwong, Vietnam; Graciela Selaimen, Brazil; Grace Githaiga, Kenya; Romulo Neves, Brazil on:

How can access to infrastructure and knowledge in the context of developing countries: foster transformation of education,

ICT4D Masters Bursary from University of Manchester

The University of Manchester’s one-year MSc ICTs for Development degree
aims to create “ICT4D champions” who combine technical competencies in
information systems and project management with an understanding of
development context and practice:

http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/06237/?code=...

The 2011 Development Leaders Bursary – worth £6,150 – is a

APC chosen once again as eLAC2015 liaison

BUENOS AIRES 3 March 2011 (APC for APC)

Various social organisations that have been working together since 2005 to shape the information society in Latin America and the Caribbean have once again chosen APC to act as the civil society liaison within the eLAC2015 Plan of Action. Latin American and Caribbean governments in the Third Ministerial Conference on the Information Society approved the plan in November 2010.

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Eleven tips for opening up the spectrum

MONTREAL 28 February 2011 (Evan Light for APCNews)

Most communications policies around the globe have been developed on models based on the economic, political and social realities of North America and Europe – which assume large private companies build expansive national wired infrastructures. So laws and regulations have evolved with the understanding that these wired networks are the main communication infrastructure and that wireless networks connect through them. But wired networks do not exist in many developing countries and do not necessarily need to be built.

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