Environment & ICTs
At the United States Social Forum on June 24 fifty politically progressive technologists came together for the first US Progressive Techie Congress. The Congress emerged with a statement applauded by other socially-responsible networks like the APC as “a great set of principles”.
Krishnaa Human Initiatives (KHI) is a Citizen Sector Organization founded in memory of (Smt.) Krishna Biswas who dedicated herself to progressive movement for the welfare of women and society. KHI works with the grassroots-level organizations working directly with and for the underprivileged. The Organization is registered under The West Bengal Societies Registration Act XXVI of 1961.
EngageMedia has been working hard over the past five years to establish itself as “a leading distribution platform of social justice videos from the Asia-Pacific Region.” Come share with EngageMedia before 6 August what you think of their services and give suggestions on what you think they do best, what they should do more of, and help them create their strategic plan for the next few years.
A campaign to expose illegal logging is a new wall against the extinction of forests in Bulgaria. The campaign combines digital tools and green activism in an online system for filing whistle-blower alerts.
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 communities and wider “livelihood systems”;
iii) Climate change resilience;
iv) The contribution of ICTs to
Site dedicated to building the networking and professional capacity of individuals working on the evaluation of climate change and international development projects and programs. The “Climate-Eval” community of practice is a network oriented at building and improving the quality of information shared through the site.
Coinciding with World Environment Day EngageMedia is launching a curated compilation of videos that deal with climate change issues from an Asia-Pacific perspective. Time for Reel Action (T4RA) is a video compilation of climate change stories that explores the impacts, the action and climate solutions emerging from the region.
Google Earth’s attempt to explore the potential impacts of climate change on Earth and solutions for adaptation and mitigation, in the context of the United Nation’s Climate Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen.
Media literacy and digital cultures
Seville, May 13 and 14, 2010
Asociación de Televisiones
Educativas y Culturales Iberoamericanas
The current financial crisis has been branded as that of the banking, insurance and automobile industries. However, other sectors—namely telecommunications—which are seemingly humming along should not be ignored by those interested in maximizing today’s economic lessons. Turning a blind eye toward a profitable industry should no longer be an option. Industry regulators and legislators must be prepared to take proactive action before an industry falters.
Taking inventory is a good starting point. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recently issued its 2009 Information Economy Report. The report focuses on the development implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) worldwide. The position of the US should be ringing some alarms.