ICT for development
Survey: How has funding changed in the ICT for social change arena?
MONTREAL (CL for APC) – As part of its Network of networks project for a free and open internet, the APC is conducting a survey to examine how funding is changing within the ICT for social change arena. The survey will also examine the possibilities for creating an annual civil society summit on ICT public policy.
Call for participation for researchers interested in ICTD, public-access computing, and community informatics. The iConference 2011 will be held from February 8–11, 2011, in Seattle.
Working together in a cooperative has many advantages for farmers. Collating their harvested crops means they can sell in bulk, demand better prices and have greater bargaining powers with buyers. Pooling resources also creates the opportunity to buy expensive equipment, such as food-processing and packaging machinery.
The use of mobile phones currently dominates discussion among communities working with e-agriculture and ICTs for Development (ICT4D). Mobile telephony is a catalyst for social inclusion. It offers a wide range of services that support social networking and knowledge transfer.
Not even a year after APC member Digital Empowerment Foundation set up a centre in the small town of Chanderi, where weavers could create new designs on computers, lives like those of young Mohammad Furqan have take an unexpected turn for the better. The town and initiative have become an inspiration to reproduce throughout the entire country.
According to a new study by the Chartered Institute for IT, women in developing countries, and both sexes with low incomes or poor education, were most influenced emotionally by their access to technology.
The United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals is coming up from 20-22 September in New York. APC member SANGONeT is holding an e-consultation open to all African citizens interest in reviewing progress made and setting priorities. David Barnard, executive director, talks about the African agenda and how your opinion is crucial.
Two years back I wrote two articles on telecentre movement, Birth of BTN and Trend & Trade of Telecenre Movement, where I showed wrong way and fallacy of ICT4D. The both articles were appreciated not only in Bangladesh, even I got kind responses from British, French and American ICT thinkers.
How ICTs Are Changing the Way We Live – The eLearning Africa 2010 Photo
We wanted to know how mobile phones, the Internet, computers and the
audiovisual media have changed (your) life in Africa. More than 100 images
were submitted to the competition.
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