localisation

GEM Thematic Adaptation Workshop for Localisation Initiatives
GEM Thematic Adaptation Workshop for Localisation Initiatives 05 September 2008

Localisation projects are often deemed as gender neutral, having a prime focus of developing localised technology only. However, in practice a number of different aspects/kinds of localisation projects could make it extremely gendered. For example, in terms of technology development, the type of job roles that are offered to men as compared to women could distinctly vary. Also the choice of localised technology to be developed may widen or diminish the digital divide between women and men....

Young but experienced Cambodian NGO joins APC
Young but experienced Cambodian NGO joins APC 17 June 2008

APC welcomes its new Cambodian member, Open Institute. “We see ourselves as facilitators,” explained Chim Manavy, executive director of the start-up NGO. “We facilitate communication, knowledge-sharing and gender equity through the strategic use of ICT and of the Khmer language”. What this means on the ground, is easy to understand when one takes a look at the track record of OI’s col...