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ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh
ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh 22 August 2007

As we all know, the information or knowledge-based society is no longer a matter of the ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in Bangladeshfuture, but a very contemporary urge of the time. In almost all aspects of our life, we need information and knowledge to get our basic needs met, to make decision, to move around, to study, to work, to participate in social, economic and cultural activities. During the recent decades, many countries have laid down their National ICT Plan to keep...

DRC: Alternatives reveals the first independent study on an internet infrastructure that can serve the entire country
DRC: Alternatives reveals the first independent study on an internet infrastructure that can serve the entire country 21 August 2007

The NGO Alternatives revealed the first independent feasibility study on the implementation of a vast high-speed internet infrastructure the size of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Carried out by Congolese and international researchers, the study proposes, in particular, that the implementation of the internet network be carried out in partnership with the Congolese National Electricity Company (SNEL).

DRC: No electric infrastructure, no internet backbone?
DRC: No electric infrastructure, no internet backbone? 21 August 2007

Within the perspective of making high-speed internet accessible to the Congolese people, the development of an internet backbone in the Congo seems to be a necessity that could give an immediate boost. On Tuesday 7 August 2007, the feasibility study for an open internet backbone in the DRC was officially revealed in Kinshasa. APCNews quizzed Alphonse Ntita, a specialist in ICTs and internet inf...

DRC: Developing the net in co-ownership
DRC: Developing the net in co-ownership 21 August 2007

“Feasibility study for an open internet backbone in the Democratic Republic of Congo”, this is what the ripened fruit has been called for close to a year by a team of seasoned researchers. François Ménard is one of those who were hands on in this exhaustive study. He is a project manager with the Canadian firm Xit Télécom. APCNews interviewed him on the subject of deploying a high-speed...

Bangladesh is on the way to open-up the Community  Radio: Ministry of Information formed a high level committee
Bangladesh is on the way to open-up the Community Radio: Ministry of Information formed a high level committee 25 July 2007

Recently, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has taken a strategic campaign program where the Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed, Hon’ble Chief Adviser of the Non-Party Care Taker Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Barrister Mainul Hosein, Adviser of the Ministry of Information and the Mr. Didarul Anower, Secretary of the Ministry of Information were included. Un...

GKP recalls commitment to bridge digital divide
GKP recalls commitment to bridge digital divide 21 July 2007

Last few years we are looking for the best info-tech for the benefits of rural people. Indeed still the technology is so expensive for them because we have no well off IT infrastructure and making technological services on vernacular language is also challenging task. Jamilur Reza Choudhury, former adviser of caretaker government and vice chancellor of BRAC university, observed these when he wa...

Global Information Society Watch report launched in Dhaka
Global Information Society Watch report launched in Dhaka 29 June 2007

The report was launched on the sideline of a discussion meeting on ‘Reviewing the progress of WSIS action plan in Bangladesh’ organised by Bytesforall Bangladesh and other partner organisations. GISW, APC and Uruguayan member ITeM report that monitors the information society revolution, was presented at this event, where the Bangladesh chapter was highlighted.

Global public policy: How civil society can intervene effectively
Global public policy: How civil society can intervene effectively 04 June 2007

The "Civil Society Intervention in the Reform of Global Public Policy" seminar was held in Paris in April 2007. The aim was to bring together activists and academics involved in three public policy campaigns – international finance institutions, international tax and internet governance – to reflect on their practices and learn from one another. Willie Currie of the APC reports on the trick...

AllAfrica.com ... on ICT4D
AllAfrica.com ... on ICT4D 19 April 2007

AllAfrica.com has this story titled Nigeria: ICT as a Development Tool which looks at examples from Nigeria, Bangladesh and Ethiopia. It says: “Other examples are India, where the biggest obsession right now is the mobile phone; Mozambique, where ICT is being used to tackle the malaria scourge; Uganda, where [GNU]Linux-based solar power Wifi VOIP stations are being used to bring ICTs to the l...

e-Governance in Nepal
e-Governance in Nepal 27 March 2007

Blog for creating awareness in community, government bureaucracy and all concerned about ICT, e-Governance, citizen services, poverty alleviation through ICT and contribute empowering society into knowledge based society