Strategic use of the internet

Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy - Technical Guidelines

By Cheekay Cinco, Karel Novotný (October 2010, APC )

This guide was developed by The Association for Progressive Communications APC for the project Impact 2.0 – New mechanisms for linking research and policy. The development was supported by Fundación Comunica2. The guide is aimed towards providing the national focal points in Peru, Uruguay and Ecuador with guidelines for how Web 2.0 tools can be used to facilitate participatory policy making process.

The main issues that the guide addresses are:

  • How researchers can effectively and strategically use new information and communication technologies (ICTs), specifically Web 2.0 tools, to publish and publicise their research processes and findings so that they can reach policy makers and activists.
  • How researchers can use Web 2.0 tools to establish links with policy makers and other stakeholders involved in their issues.
  • How researchers can use Web 2.0 tools to encourage discussion and / or debate on issues based on their research findings.

The document is available in hybrid pdf format – you can view it in pdf viewer or open and edit in OpenOffice if you have this OpenOffice plug-in installed (one click install after clicking on “Get It!”).

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Digital Natives want to Take Back the Tech!

CALGARY

Nighat wins!Nighat wins!Digital rights activist in Pakistan, Nighat Dad writes in her blog “I came to the first day of the workshop with my own ideas of what the term “Digital Natives” can mean.

Towards an EngageMedia strategic plan

Australia / Indonesia

Over the past five years EngageMedia has established itself as a leading distribution platform of social justice videos from the Asia-Pacific Region.

"Telling stories has this amazing power..."

Mexico

As part of APC WNSP´s MDG3 project “Take Back the Tech!

The Feminist Tech eXchange - more than just a meet up

JOHANNESBURG

A woman at the FTX training learns to use a digital cameraA woman at the FTX training learns to use a digital cameraIn 2008, APC member Women’sNet partnered with the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and the APC women’s programme (APC WNSP) to bring the first Feminist Tech Exchange to South Africa.

eINDIA 2010 awards - nominations now open online

CALGARY

eINDIA 2010 award nominations are now open online. Nominations are being accepted from individual participants, government organisations, NGOs, private institutions and enterprises, who have transformed a development opportunity into a sustainable enterprise through innovative use of ICTs.

Please visit the eINDIA Awards website to learn more.

World Social Forum Methodology Commision Meeting, Mexico, May 4, 2010

Report back on WSF planning meeting attended in representation of Laneta and APC in Mexico, May 2010.

Location: 
Mexico
Publication date: 
May 2010

World Social Forum Methodology Commision Meeting
Mexico, May 4, 2010

More than 30 representatives from the WSF International Council, methodology commission working groups, and communication and expansion working groups met in Mexico City on the final day of the World Social Forum 2010. The meeting had two main objectives: 1.

Does social networking make sense for government institutes?

Mexico

Doing a search for women´s institutes in Mexico yields few results – even though all women´s institutes are required by law to have websites. Mexico´s 2002 transparency law was heralded as key to ending corruption, a vindication of citizens’ right to know.

MEF report - LISTO – collaborative project on linguistic diversity in the Internet

Between March 22nd and March 30th, 2010, FUNREDES and Colnodo Staff has met in Bogotá to discuss their collaboration on….

1) Virtual migration of Funredes.org server to COLNODO
2) The collaboration on the LISTO project (FLOSS program for automatic insertion of translation software into various discussion lists mechanisms)

Attached brief report describes main outcomes of the meeting and gives a brief overview of the initiatives on which FUNREDES and Colnodo are planning to collaborate.

  • Main highlights:

- The main challenge for the LISTO project is the transfer of years of experience embedded in the process of development. Decision was taken to develop a formal document for that beyond existing documentation.

- The meeting inspired a new strategic thinking on the project of FUNREDES to develop a social network 2.0 platform very centered in civil society interest and culture.

- FUNREDES offers to share their vision of the linguistic diversity thematic which is still in the infancy in our field and subsequently in APC. What will also be shared is the LISTO FLOSS program as a useful tool for APC network…

Location: 
Bogotá
Publication date: 
April 2010

Between March 22nd and March 30th, 2010, FUNREDES and Colnodo Staff has met in Bogotá to discuss their collaboration on….

1) Virtual migration of Funredes.org server to COLNODO
2) The collaboration on the LISTO project (FLOSS program for automatic insertion of translation software into various discussion lists mechanisms)

Attached brief report describes main outcomes of the meeting and g

Networking Networks: Looking back to look ahead

Montreal, Canada

Lots going on with the network of networks for a free and open internet project. First and foremost, apologies for the silence. At first it didn’t seem like there was too much to write about, and then it seemed like there was too much to write about.

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