ICT for development

Why APC continues to obsess over “internet access”

MONTEVIDEO 13 October 2008 (APC for APCNews)

According to March 2008 statistics only 3.6% of internet users in the world were from Africa. Asia contributed to 37.6% of internet users globally, but this percentage is inflated by large numbers of users from China. The number of fixed lines has not increased significantly, and in some cases has even shrunk. And, in addition to this, a new divide is emerging: the broadband (or “high speed internet”) divide. In Manaus, deep in the Amazon jungle, “broadband” is available but at a cost. There, a 200Kbps connection (hardly considered speedy in better connected parts of the world) costs about $100 USD a month.

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MobileActive08 summit Johannesburg off to a good start

JOHANNESBURG 12 October 2008 (SANGONeT for APCNews)

Monday October 13 2008 marked the beginning of MobileActive08 Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over 350 participants from more than 40 countries attended the first of the three-day event, whose theme is “Unlocking the Potential of Mobile Technology for Social Impact”. The event brings together key stakeholders that are interested in the use of mobile technology for social development, and the participants, which include NGO and nonprofit practitioners, will explore how mobile phones are being used to advance civil society work and investigate new opportunities. Follow the proceedings of the event and read about the discussion topics online.

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2009 STARS Impact Awards

London

STARS FOUNDATION
Applications are now open for the 2009 Impact Awards.

Organisations working with children in Africa or South Asia are
invited to apply.

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Dear ICTD 4D researchers

The Strengthening ICT4D Research Capacity in Asia (SIRCA) Programme is pleased to announce a call for grant proposals.

Cyber Forensics in India: Is Government of India Serious?

New Delhi, India.

Cyber Forensics is an important field of criminal investigation. However, it requires a sound expertise to be practiced.

E-Governance in India

New Delhi, India.

Very few words are more fanciful than the words electronic governance (e-governance). These words have a tendency to portray an image of all advanced Nation or capable manpower.

National Baseline Survey and Directory on Community Radio Initiators in Bangladesh

Dhaka

National Baseline Survey and
Directory on Community Radio Initiators in Bangladesh

The Middle East and North Africa (TC-MENA) make distinctive mark in eINDIA 2008 Awards.

eINDIA 2008 Awards

The Middle East and North Africa (TC-MENA) made a distinctive mark in eINDIA 2008 Awards, winning honours for three development projects from Syria,Egypt and Sudan run by leaders of Telecentre in MENA

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