ICT for development


South Africa

In the past two decades, smart phones have dramatically reshaped the way that we socialize with friends and family, share information, conduct business, and entertain ourselves in our day to day lives. We are living in a society dominated by wireless devices, which is unprecedented in human history. We are absolutely nuts about technology.

Communicating research for influence: Strategies and challenges for bringing about change

JOHANNESBURG 21 September 2012 (APC for APCNews)

Communicating research for influence is not easy. We designed this manual based on our success stories and challenges in communicating research for influence. We translated our knowledge and expertise into tips that other organisations or campaigners may find useful.

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Two public libraries win award for innovative health services

Two public libraries have won the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) award for contribution to community health.

Create, connect, transform: Allied Media Conference engages media & communications tools to improve communities

13 July 2012 (Lisa Cyr and Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

From June 28th to July 1st 2012, grassroots organisations from the US, Canada and Mexico, came together at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, Michigan to “cultivate strategies for a more just and creative world.”

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Copyright and the digital divide


It’s day two of the ‘Informal’ Asia Europe Foundation meeting on human rights and ICTs, and we’re split up into workshops to discuss recommendations that will go to the Foundation’s ministerial meeting in November: I’m in the workshop on digital divide.

Bangladesh Consultation on 7th IGF, WSIS+10 & Broadband Targets for 2015 of Broadband Commission

A Multi-Stakeholders ‘Consultation on 7th Internet Governance Forum(IGF) , World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2012 (WSIS+10) & Broadband Commission for Digital Development’s broad Band action plan was organized at Conference Room of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on 7th May 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The consultation was jointly organized by Bangladesh

ITU's Young Innovators 2012 Competition - call for projects

The ITU Telecom Young Innovators Competition 2012 is now accepting applications.

The ITU is looking for socially engaged young people and identify projects with a genuine potential to succeed.

Awards for libraries that improve economic wellbeing

EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) has launched its first innovation award call – for libraries offering services that use ICT to improve economic wellbeing of the community.

Spectrum use in Latin America: relevant aspects, conclusions and recommendations

RIO DE JANEIRO 10 January 2012 (Carlos A. Afonso for APC)

APC’s “open spectrum” initiative aims to provide an understanding of spectrum regulation by examining the situation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In this synthesis, the project’s consultant Carlos Afonso brings together the most important aspects of the studies in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.

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14 new public library services using ICT for development

Smart phones, an Internet-enabled library on wheels, online medical consultations, websites and webinars, SMS – 14 more public libraries are using cutting-edge ICT to serve community information needs and to contribute to local and national development goals.

The fourteen new public library services were launched this month in Africa, Latin America and Europe, with support from EIFL (Electronic

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