Environment & ICTs

GKP recalls commitment to bridge digital divide

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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 was giving speech as chef guest of the GKP South Asia Regional Meeting at the BRAC Inn.

Bloggers intimidated as wave of environmental protests hits Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria

The Bulgarian police has called in bloggers and pressured them to stop writing about the recent wave of environmental protests that has swept across the country in the recent weeks. While the issue is hot in Bulgaria and broadly covered by the Bulgarian press, I thought it would be important to share it with the APC community and request your support.

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Oct 30 2007



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e-Governance in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

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

ICT Update Magazine Issue 35 - Coping with climate change


Leigh Phillips here, editor with ICT Update Magazine, (http://ictupdate.cta.

UN agencies and industry launch network on e-waste

GOA, INDIA 7 March 2007 (FN for PCNews)

Several United Nations agencies, partners and technology companies are setting up a consortium aimed at extending the life of computers and other electronic equipment, reducing pollution and improving the salvage, which is turning into a growing problem worldwide.

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E-waste: Impacts, challenges and the role of civil society

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA 28 February 2007 (Katherine Walraven)

That information and communication technologies (ICTs) have a valuable role to play in building a more fair, just, and sustainable world is well established. APC is a firm believer in the power of these tools to transform lives and communities. And yet, while the benefits of expanding access to ICTs are many, there are negative impacts as well, such as the problems associated with a growing volume of e-waste.

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WSF coverage: International campaign against Coca-Cola hits WSF


The giant multinational softdrinks Coca-Cola Company is in trouble, thanks to the International Campaign to Hold Coca-Cola Accountable for destroying lives, livelihoods and communities. The campaign that was initiated in India puts pressure on the Coca-Cola Company and links human rights, environmental justice and labour rights.

Film-making farmers

Leiden, Netherlands

The latest edition of ICT Update magazine has just been published.

Environment as part of internet governance

ATHENS, Greece

I just ran into Pavel Antonov from APC-member organisation BlueLink in Bulgaria. He just flew into Athens from Riga where he was giving a training to leading Latvian state-TV and national newspaper journalists in how to report on sustainable energy. Pavel is the chair of a workshop here at the IGF in Athens. It’s called “Greening Development through ICT and Civic Engagement” and includes a brochette of five speakers. One them is Julian Casasbuenas, the director of APC-member in Colombia, Colnodo.

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