ICT for development

Rural realities, real solutions: ICT4D conference in Johannesburg

MONTEVIDEO 17 October 2011 (SANGONeT for APCNews)

The 7th edition of APC member SANGONeT’s ICT4RD 2011 confronts the realities of rural development and explores the innovative use of ICTs to catalyse the growth of ICT4RD solutions for scale from November 1-3.

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Bangladesh comes to Kalamazoo!

Bangladesh comes to Kalamazoo!
By Chip Locke – WB8ALW, on October 1st, 2011

Many of us made a new friend today in the person of Mr. AHM Bazlur Rahman, or
“Bazlu”, S21BRfrom Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bazlu is in Kalamazoo through October 16th by invitation of the US Department of State under the Legislative Fellows Program.

Realizing Digital Nation- eASiA 2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 1-3, 2011

Realizing Digital Nation

eASiA 2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 1-3, 2011

eAsia 2011, with the slogan Realizing Digital Nation, is the annual international Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for development event with the objective of reinforcing technology and knowledge-centric growth and needs of Asia vis-à-vis Bangladesh, through capitalisation of market economy and boostin

APC is going to be busy at the IGF

APC is organising a series of events in the context of the next IGF in Nairobi.

Crowdsourced Online Dispute Resolution

For everyone involved, solving disputes often takes a considerable amount of time and money. This also holds true for Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) procedures. Thus, in practice, it is often pointless to pay for dispute resolution in a complex dispute environment.

Imagine buying a new computer mouse that costs 20 euro from a website located in another continent.

Out of the shadows: Filipino youth survivors of violence transform the personal into the digital

MANILA 13 June 2011 (Ava Vivian Gonzales for APC)

The narrator of The Shape of My Youth recalls how two years previously, a relative sold her for US$ 23. She was just 12. But this and other digital stories produced by a group of young Filipinos are not just stories of betrayal – they are also stories of hope.

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Youths Turn to Community Theater and Digital Story Telling to Address Domestic Violence and Trafficking

Manila, Philippines

Young people in Olongapo and Angeles City, Philippines are tapping their creative talents to combat serious issues that have plagued their communities: domestic violence and trafficking.

Global Information Society Watch 2010: Focus on ICTs and environmental sustainability

By APC/Hivos (November 2010, APC/Hivos )

Reports from around the world on the impacts of technology consumption and e-waste on the environment. Also includes seven expert reports including on smart and green grassroots technologies.

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ICT4D Masters Bursary from University of Manchester

The University of Manchester’s one-year MSc ICTs for Development degree
aims to create “ICT4D champions” who combine technical competencies in
information systems and project management with an understanding of
development context and practice:


The 2011 Development Leaders Bursary – worth £6,150 – is a

Role of Media in Health Communication

Media The demand for information on nutrition has grown exponentially in the last few years. People are interested in food more than on a basic level and are also more and more concerned about their health. This is reflected in the huge media coverage in magazines, newspapers, radio, television programmes and the Internet.

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