ICT for development

Carlos Afonso delivers the opening speech at CSTD 16th session

JOHANNESBURG 6 June 2013 (APCNews)

Carlos Afonso of APC’s member organisation in Brazil, Núcleo de Pesquisas, Estudos e Formação (Nupef), delivers a compelling opening speech at the 16th session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) in Geneva, 3-7 June 2013.

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FIRE Awards deadline extended due to great public interest

Afrinic

Due to immense interest in the FIRE Programme Awards 2013, we are extending the deadline, again. We don‘’t want you to miss out, so here is your last opportunity to apply for the awards.

The deadline for submission is now 31 May 2013! That gives you more time to apply.

APC to attend event on Open Development in LAC region

21 March 2013 (APCNews)

APC’s Valeria Betancourt is undertaking research for the IDRC initiative “25 years of the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean.” As part of the research, APC will attend an event on “Open Development: Exploring the future of the information society,” in early April 2013. The ongoing project focuses on the emerging concept of open development in LAC.

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Strengthening Human Rights and Public Voices through Community Radio in Bangladesh

Strengthening Human Rights and Public Voices through Community Radio in Bangladesh

AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR| CEO|
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication|
ceo@bnnrc.net| 01711881647

Community media are widely recognized by governments, international development agencies, and civil society organizations alike as key agents of participatory development.

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

APC's Anriette Esterhuysen a finalist for IT personality of the year

JOHANNESBURG 1 December 2012 (IT web online)

Now in its 34th year, the IT Personality of the Year recognises a person who has made an outstanding impact on the South African ICT industry and a significant contribution to the ICT profession. Among this year’s five finalists (out of 10 nominees) was APC Executive director, Anriette Esterhuysen.

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A quick report on the CSSA presidential awards breakfast

Johannesburg, Gauteng

APC Staff at the CSSA presidential awards breakfast, November 8 2012APC Staff at the CSSA presidential awards breakfast, November 8 2012

The Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA) President’s Awards exclusive business breakfast was held at the Montecasino Ballroom in Johannesburg on Thursday November 8, 2012 bright and early at 7:00AM!

GISWatch 2012 : Focus on the internet and corruption

JOHANNESBURG 29 October 2012 (APC for GISWatch)

GISWatch 2012 explores how the internet is being used to ensure transparency and accountability, the challenges that civil society activists face in fighting corruption, and when the internet fails as an enabler of a transparent and fair society.

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ICTs: A THREAT TO GLOBAL HEALTH?

South Africa

In the past two decades, smart phones have dramatically reshaped the way that we socialize with friends and family, share information, conduct business, and entertain ourselves in our day to day lives. We are living in a society dominated by wireless devices, which is unprecedented in human history. We are absolutely nuts about technology.

Communicating research for influence: Strategies and challenges for bringing about change

JOHANNESBURG 21 September 2012 (APC for APCNews)

Communicating research for influence is not easy. We designed this manual based on our success stories and challenges in communicating research for influence. We translated our knowledge and expertise into tips that other organisations or campaigners may find useful.

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