ICT for development

Bangladesh: How and Where is Bangladesh Telecenter Network (BTN) funded by donor Agencies

Dhaka

Two years back I wrote two articles on telecentre movement, Birth of BTN and Trend & Trade of Telecenre Movement, where I showed wrong way and fallacy of ICT4D. The both articles were appreciated not only in Bangladesh, even I got kind responses from British, French and American ICT thinkers.

How ICTs Are Changing the Way We Live - The eLearning Africa 2010 Photo Competition

How ICTs Are Changing the Way We Live – The eLearning Africa 2010 Photo
Competition
http://bit.ly/dhusSR

We wanted to know how mobile phones, the Internet, computers and the
audiovisual media have changed (your) life in Africa. More than 100 images
were submitted to the competition.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE NOW at
http://www.elearning-africa.com/picturevoting_home.php [1]

Promising scholars receive award to research the impact of public access to ICT

Ottawa, Canada

Amy MahanAmy Mahan
For twelve emerging scholars from developing countries around the world, their research ideas in the area of ICT for development have just been made reality.

The mBillionth award: Promoting excellence in mobile media in South Asia

CALGARY 4 May 2010 (DEF)

South Asia is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing mobile markets, surpassing traditional media like television, radio, printed press and newer media like the internet. And mobile platforms are becoming the natural choice for extending digital services – SMS and basic voice to smart phones and enterprise workflow. Mobile is the choice for new content and services. APC member Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and the Government of India launches a new award to recognise the best mobile applications in the region with awards in ten categories “Find out more about the mBillionth award”:http://mbillionth.in/.

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10 tactics videos on informationactivism.org

Johannesburg, South Africa

10 tactics is a package of videos and information cards explaining tactics when planning an implementing an information campaign.

A set of basics cards explain the basics of information activism and provide ideas on campaign strategy and access to information etc. which can be useful in any of the ten tactics that are covered.

1st International Workshop on Research on ICT for Human Development

Madrid, Spain

The 1st International Workshop on Research in ICT for Human Development will take place in Madrid in May 13th and 14th 2010. This workshop is organized by Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) and EHAS Foundation and funded by CYTED sponsored program and Thales Group.

ICT and phones change women’s lives

By Analía Lavin (April 2010, )
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Network of networks: Strategic planning meeting

Location: 
Italy
Date and time: 
Jul 15 2010 - 4:00pm - Jul 18 2010 - 9:00am

The Network of Networks project aims to strengthen civil society influence in global public policy
spaces that deal with internet policy issues through building a transglobal network of policy
advocates working for an open and just information society. To do so we want to increase the
capacity of organizations to understand, to intervene and to collaborate on internet governance
issues.

Internet in the Andes: New APC research

MONTEVIDEO 25 March 2010 (APC for APC)

In the 1990s, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela privatised their telecomms sectors and the policies were a dismal failure. Almost 20 years on the Andean region has some of the worst connectivity statistics of all Latin America. For example only 4 in 100 Bolivians have internet access. Of the four, two will have broadband connections but out-of-date telephone systems will force the other two to use dial-up so slow that viewing YouTube or interactive news sites will be virtually impossible. From 2008 APC has looked at what had gone wrong. Our detailed national reports produced with an eye on influencing the policy debate in Latin America are now collected along with summaries of main points to emerge from the research. Photo: “Velaia”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/velaia/3238166271/

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Pakistan strategises around violence against women and tech

Karachi Pakistan

The morning of 19th February was one that we had been working toward for some time. There was anticipation and yet there was fear – anticipation because it was an important initiative that we were all excited to be a part of; fear that perhaps we had taken on more than we could handle, that the relevant people would not show up, etc. etc.

But we needn’t have worried.

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