ICT for development

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.

New issue of ICT Update - February 2010: Farmer services

The latest issue of ICT Update magazine has just been published online at http://ictupdate.cta.int

To build a stable business, farmers need information on a wide range of subjects. But farmers don’t want all the information; they only want what’s relevant to their specific needs.

Digital Bangladesh Concept Note: Access to Information Programme Prime Minister's Office 5/11/2009

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Concept Note

Access to Information Programme
Prime Minister’s Office



Information and Communication Technologi

Rural Nigeria: Radio and mobile phones change women's lives

11 February 2010 (AL for GenARDIS)

In Nigeria, a small radio association is using theatre to teach rural populations practical skills like how to how to obtain small loans, and also discusses issues related to gender inequality. Thanks to a small grant by the Gender and Agriculture in the Information Society (GenARDIS) initiative, the project called Majalisar Mata Manoma has come a long way from being a simple radio programme. It is about meeting spaces for women farmers, connecting radio and mobile phones too.

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Rightsizing Telecoms

Occupied Palestine

The current financial crisis has been branded as that of the banking, insurance and automobile industries. However, other sectors—namely telecommunications—which are seemingly humming along should not be ignored by those interested in maximizing today’s economic lessons. Turning a blind eye toward a profitable industry should no longer be an option. Industry regulators and legislators must be prepared to take proactive action before an industry falters.

Taking inventory is a good starting point. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recently issued its 2009 Information Economy Report. The report focuses on the development implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) worldwide. The position of the US should be ringing some alarms.

Bangladesh Pre Consultation on 2nd World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) Asia Pacific Conference : The Progr

Dhaka, Bangladesh

It is our immense pleasure to inform you that Bangladesh Pre Consultation on 2nd World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) Asia Pacific Conference (Bangalore, India) will be held on 13

GenARDIS Knowledge Sharing workshop

Johannesburg (possibly Garden Place Guest House)
Date and time: 
Mar 24 2010 - 9:00am - Mar 27 2010 - 5:00pm

The knowledge-sharing workshop will be a space to enable the 15 grantees to share outcomes as well as to discuss best practices and lessons learned. It will also be used to gather case studies and stories to feed into the ongoing programmes of partner institutions, as well as for GenARDIS’ own evaluation process.

Digital Bangladesh: A Prime ministers dream Vs Understanding the Present


Digital Bangladesh:
A Prime ministers dream Vs Understanding the Present by Prof.

Community Radio: Readiness in Bangladesh - Dissemination of Baseline Study Findings for a Way Forward


Emphasizing on Advantages of Digital Bangladesh for the grassroots by fulfilling “A charter for Change”, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and Community Radio Academy joi

Digital Empowerment Foundation: Ensuring rural India also has its place in the information society

CALGARY 18 December 2009 (LC for APCNews)

Digital Empowerment Foundation of New Delhi has a wealth of experience in digital empowerment for women, children, and rural communities in India. The non-profit founded in 2003 by a former software company owner was created to bridge the digital divide between rural and urban India. Partnering with other organisations and government agencies, APC’s newest member has made a name for itself by making a big difference in small rural communities.

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