ICT for development
The sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development will take place from 7-10 December in Cape Town, South Africa. APC members, members and partners will be attending. Find out more about our activities.
On 19 November, 2013, the Digital Empowerment Foundation was honoured for the Wireless for Communities project at the 2013 ITU Telcom World Forum.
The Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and the Public Interest Registry call for nominations for the 2013 eNGO Challenge. The Challenge seeks to recognise, salute and honour best NGO practices using ICTs worldwide. The deadline has been extended to 25 September 2013.
“The internet is the industrial revolution of our generation,” said Justin Stanford, Co-founder and CEO, 4Di Group at Big Tent Johannesburg on September 5 2013.
Voice of America, Johannesburg, South Africa
Report: Freedom Restrictions Harm Development
26 June 2013
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.
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’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.
Strengthening Human Rights and Public Voices through Community Radio in Bangladesh
AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR| CEO|
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication|
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
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-PLIP – www.eifl.net/plip), reflect outcomes of p