ICT for development

MDG3 Communications Strategy

Report details

In 2009, the APC WNSP began implementing the ‘Strengthening Women’s Strategic Use of ICTs to Combat Violence Against Women and Girls’ project in 12 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with a grant received from the MDG3 Fund: Investing in Equality. The simplified project title: ‘Take Back the Tech. End Violence Against Women’ captures the core objectives of the project to:

build and strengthen the capacity of women, girls and women’s rights organisations to use, reclaim and shape ICTs to stop violence against women and girls

create platforms and opportunities for women and girls to critically engage with ICTs to combat violence, and as survivors of violence, to contribute towards self and collective healing

build feminist analysis, particularly around the intersections of violence against women and ICT into global, regional and national ICT policy processes

Objective of the communications strategy

Build the visibility of the Take Back the Tech! End violence against women project through the production and dissemination of content and media outreach.

Specific goals
1.Document or repackage information about the project and its activities for a general public – eg journalistic and easy to read content, highlighting project activities, news and feature stories, useful examples.
2.Produce timely news articles and press releases on newsworthy activities
3.Secure media coverage for the project (regionally and/or internationally) and provide advice to country partners locally

Audience

  • Policy-makers (who are looking at their MDG3 results for 2015)
  • Journalists and media (to influence policy debate)
  • Women’s and girls’ rights groups (motivating them to get interested in VAW and ICTs – WNSP needs to use the legitimacy of being first of all women’s rights activists)

Location: 
Montevideo
Publication date: 
March 2010

In 2009, the APC WNSP began implementing the ‘Strengthening Women’s Strategic Use of ICTs to Combat Violence Against Women and Girls’ project in 12 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with a grant received from the MDG3 Fund: Investing in Equality. The simplified project title: ‘Take Back the Tech.

MEF report - Using Digital Story Telling for Elaboration of Advocacy Tools Workshop APC Member Exchange Report

Report details

In January 24-29 2010, a workshop on Digital Storytelling took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon. It was organized by ProtegeQV with a training support from WomensNet and Azur Developpement. Attached report describes challenges faced by workshop organizers, as well as several suggestions for those who are planning to develop digital stories in future.

Attached reports are:

  • Membership Exchange report on the DST training
  • French report from the event

Location: 
Yaoundé, Cameroon
Publication date: 
March 2010

In January 24-29 2010, a workshop on Digital Storytelling took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon. It was organized by ProtegeQV with a training support from WomensNet and Azur Developpement.

New issue of ICT Update - February 2010: Farmer services

The latest issue of ICT Update magazine has just been published online at http://ictupdate.cta.int

To build a stable business, farmers need information on a wide range of subjects. But farmers don’t want all the information; they only want what’s relevant to their specific needs.

Digital Bangladesh Concept Note: Access to Information Programme Prime Minister's Office 5/11/2009

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Digital
Bangladesh
Concept Note

Access to Information Programme
Prime Minister’s Office
5/11/2009

DIGITAL BANGLADESH

BA C K GR O U N D

Information and Communication Technologi

Rural Nigeria: Radio and mobile phones change women's lives

11 February 2010 (AL for GenARDIS)

In Nigeria, a small radio association is using theatre to teach rural populations practical skills like how to how to obtain small loans, and also discusses issues related to gender inequality. Thanks to a small grant by the Gender and Agriculture in the Information Society (GenARDIS) initiative, the project called Majalisar Mata Manoma has come a long way from being a simple radio programme. It is about meeting spaces for women farmers, connecting radio and mobile phones too.

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Rightsizing Telecoms

Occupied Palestine

The current financial crisis has been branded as that of the banking, insurance and automobile industries. However, other sectors—namely telecommunications—which are seemingly humming along should not be ignored by those interested in maximizing today’s economic lessons. Turning a blind eye toward a profitable industry should no longer be an option. Industry regulators and legislators must be prepared to take proactive action before an industry falters.

Taking inventory is a good starting point. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recently issued its 2009 Information Economy Report. The report focuses on the development implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) worldwide. The position of the US should be ringing some alarms.

Bangladesh Pre Consultation on 2nd World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) Asia Pacific Conference : The Progr

Dhaka, Bangladesh

It is our immense pleasure to inform you that Bangladesh Pre Consultation on 2nd World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) Asia Pacific Conference (Bangalore, India) will be held on 13

GenARDIS Knowledge Sharing workshop

Date and time: 
Mar 24 2010 - Mar 27 2010

Venue

Country: 
South Africa
Related projects: 
GenARDIS

Organisers

apc_events: 
APC
Other- name of organisation: 
APC

The knowledge-sharing workshop will be a space to enable the 15 grantees to share outcomes as well as to discuss best practices and lessons learned. It will also be used to gather case studies and stories to feed into the ongoing programmes of partner institutions, as well as for GenARDIS’ own evaluation process.

Other information
Location: 
Johannesburg (possibly Garden Place Guest House)

Digital Bangladesh: A Prime ministers dream Vs Understanding the Present

Dhaka

Digital Bangladesh:
A Prime ministers dream Vs Understanding the Present by Prof.

Community Radio: Readiness in Bangladesh - Dissemination of Baseline Study Findings for a Way Forward

Dhaka

Emphasizing on Advantages of Digital Bangladesh for the grassroots by fulfilling “A charter for Change”, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and Community Radio Academy joi

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