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New guide for policy makers on ICTs and climate change

MANCHESTER 17 May 2012 (Richard Heeks & Angelica Ospina (Ed) for Unversity of Manchester)

The University of Manchester has released a new guide on ICTs and climate change in developing countries that aims to help policy makers and climate change officers in their decision-making process. It outlines issues, priorities, benefits, risks, and more.

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GISWatch has won the ITU-awarded WSIS project prize 2012

MONTREAL 16 May 2012 (MK for APCNews)

The Association for Progressive Communications, in close cooperation with APC members, networks and civil society groups, is pleased to accept the WSIS Project Prize from the International Telecommunications Union for the achievements of the GISWatch project in “the role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICT for development.”

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Women human rights defenders & the digital security concerns

11 May 2012 (APC)

Take this brief survey to help three NGOs understand women human rights defenders’ experiences and views on online security. All responses are anonymised and will help inform the work of activists. Survey closes May 18!

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New release: The OpenNet Initiative's 2011 Year in Review

CAMBRIDGE 8 May 2012 (Qichen Zhang for ONI Blog)

The OpenNet Initiative released its 2011 Year in Review, a collection of the year’s top instances of filtering, surveillance, and information warfare around the globe. The spotlight was on the SOPA and PIPA bills in the US and on Asian and Middle Eastern countries and regimes as well as European and American companies for their role in internet censorship.

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Water-related stress and ICTs: New publication includes developing country experiences

JOHANNESBURG 8 May 2012 (Alan Finlay and Edit Adera for APC)

This new report by APC and IDRC is a collection of reports that looks at how ICTs can be used to help communities in developing countries facing water stress adapt to climate change. It draws on current experiences in the field of water management and sustainability, and brings a perspective from the ICT for development (ICT4D) sector.

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ITU's Young Innovators 2012 Competition - call for projects

The ITU Telecom Young Innovators Competition 2012 is now accepting applications.

The ITU is looking for socially engaged young people and identify projects with a genuine potential to succeed.

Freedom of expression and the internet: How to reconcile practice and principles?

MONTREAL 4 May 2012 (FD for APCNews)

How do we reconcile theory and practice when it comes to freedom of expression and the internet? From May 14 to 18, Geneva will be hosting the WSIS Forum 2012, where the Association for Progressive Communications has organised two thematic workshops, one of them about freedom of expression and the internet.

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Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector (Executive Summary)

By Alan Finlay and Edtih Adera (May 2012, APC and IDRC )

This collection of reports looks at how ICTs can be used to help communities in developing countries facing water stress adapt to climate change by from an ICT4D perspective.

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APC goes back to its roots: ICTs and the environment at the heart of APC's work

CALGARY 1 May 2012 (LC for APCNews)

As a progressive network, the environment has been at the heart of the work of many APC members, and began its work on the GreeningIT project in 2008. APC talks to Alan Finlay, project coordinator for GreeningIT, about APC’s work in the area of ICTs and the environment.

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Job posting: Privacy International seeks Head of International Advocacy

29 April 2012 (Privacy International for APCNews)

Privacy International is seeking a Head of International Advocacy to represent the organization in the media and at conferences and events around the world, and administer our ‘Privacy in Developing Countries’ project. Click for the full job description and person specification.

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