ICT for development

Metamorphosis, a think and do tank

MONTREAL, CANADA 9 May 2007 (FD for APCNews)

Metamorphosis is a think and do tank from Macedonia, gathering experts and activists devoted to the development of an information society, which we see as crucial element in bettering people’s lives. Most of the people currently involved rely on a background in the IT industry and the NGO sector, but in general, we favour an interdisciplinary approach and broad involvement of stakeholders. APCNews interviewed Bardhyl Jashari, director of this newest APC-member.

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Ugandan women network launches a book about ICT-based entrepreneuship

KAMPALA, UGANDA 8 May 2007 (Milton Aineruhanga)

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) launches Women’s ICT-based Enterprises Handbook and a CD entitled "A Guide to Promote, Initiate and Improve Women’s ICT Based Enterprises in Uganda". The APC-member WOUGNET published the multilingual document in English and two local languages.

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Disabled but Not disqualified

Syria

Handout: ICTs for Development (ICT4D), Multimedia Training Kit (part of APC's ICT policy training curriculum)">ICT4D

in SNE – Disabled but Not disqualified

Story is about physical disability student

The girl who loves the moon.

(Noura Arslan )

Noura is one of our physical disability students

Noura is much like the early spring buds.

Lessig, Rishab, Castells et al

SYDNEY, .Au

Al Alegre of FMA (Philippines) lent me these books, which made for an interesting and exciting browse. After sharing a link to these, another friend, Michel Bauwens of the P2PFoundation.net went on to point me to this very rich and impressive collection of books on peer production, Free and Open Source Software production and philosophy, P2P management and leadership, political and social change, P2P culture, and more.

AllAfrica.com ... on ICT4D

GOA, India

AllAfrica.com has this story titled Nigeria: ICT as a Development Tool which looks at examples from Nigeria, Bangladesh and Ethiopia. It says: "Other examples are India, where the biggest obsession right now is the mobile phone; Mozambique, where ICT is being used to tackle the malaria scourge; Uganda, where [GNU]Linux-based solar power Wifi VOIP stations are being used to bring ICTs to the locals and Rwanda, where the technology is being deployed to curtail the spread of HIV and speed up the supply of medicine to people infected with HIV/AIDS." It also talks in detail about the work of Fantsuam Foundation in the "small and remote village in Kafanchan, Kaduna State" of Nigheria, and the digital growth of that village ("deployment of the Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org">internet

, computers, community radio, and even solar power for cooking"). Check the full-text of the article.

Success stories for blind

Syria

Amazing success : Miracles happen when we never expect them.

Bassem Yazagi a handsome young man of about 25 years ,a kind and out going type of people . unfortunately, he has been suffering form severe visually impaired case; that was reflected on his spirits and manners

e-Governance in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

Blog for creating awareness in community, "state" in this glossary). As a general rule, "government" should not be capitalised.

Source: Wikipedia">government

bureaucracy and all concerned about Source: APC">ICT

, e-Governance, citizen services, poverty alleviation through ICT and contribute empowering society into knowledge based society

Public Journalism Via Mobile Telephony

Colombo Sri Lanka

Jasmine News in Sri Lanka is exploring the potential for mobile telephones to improve the way journalism is practiced and how the public can become actively involved in the news process.

ICT Update Magazine Issue 35 - Coping with climate change

Netherlands

Leigh Phillips here, editor with Source: APC">ICT

Update Magazine, (http://ictupdate.cta.

Communication, a cornerstone of development policy

GOA, INDIA 6 March 2007 (FN for APCNews)

A study commissioned by UK’s international development agency lists the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in the top ten organisations survey respondents identified as networks they find are valuable resources of information relevant to their internetional development work.

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