Africa

Training in urban community agriculture in Cameroon

An agronomist assists a training participant to identify and break the eyelets on a plantain sucker. Photo: PROTEGE QVAn agronomist assists a training participant to identify and break the eyelets on a plantain sucker. Photo: PROTEGE QVAs part of its urban agriculture programme, PROTEGE QV organised a training workshop in 2013 on the rapid multiplication of plantain “suckers” for planting.

ALIN adopts ICTs to digitise farmers’ records in Kenya

Kenya

The Sokopepe website services small-scale farmers in Kenya. Screenshot.The Sokopepe website services small-scale farmers in Kenya. Screenshot.Kenya-based Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) has spun off a social enterprise company known as Sokopepe Limited [www.sokopepe.co.ke].

Coordinating civil society input into the African Union cyber security convention

[img_assist|nid=19601|title=|desc=African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Sustaining wireless networks in a war situation in Nigeria

Nigeria

[img_assist|nid=19577|title=|desc= Fantsuam se debate con el problema de la falta de energía eléctrica porque sus baterías solares están ya prontas para el recambio.

Promoting internet freedom in Uganda

CIPESA hosts a workshop on internet rights in Uganda in November 2013. Photo: CIPESA.CIPESA hosts a workshop on internet rights in Uganda in November 2013. Photo: CIPESA.The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has been working on monitoring and promoting internet freedoms in selected African countries under the OpenNet Africa Project.

PROTEGE-QV: "Third African Internet Governance Forum a success"

Yaounde, Cameroon

From July 10 to 12 2014, Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria, hosted the third African governance forum. This is a United Nations led activity initiated in 2006 as part of the Millennium Development Goals.

ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum

MONTREAL 1 August 2014 (ET for APCNews)

APC’s Emilar Gandhi recently returned from the African Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Abuja, Nigeria, where she co-organised a workshop on public access to information and communications technologies (ICTs). Emilar spoke to APCNews about what public access would look like in Africa.

0
Your rating: None

Experts Meeting On Freedom Of Expression, Children's Rights And The Internet In Africa

Location: 
Milpark Garden Court Hotel Cnr. Empire Road and Owl Street Auckland Park Johannesburg, South Africa 2073
Date and time: 
Aug 11 2014 - 8:30am - 5:30pm

The meeting, convened by the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, in collaboration with APC, will look at the issues related to the protection and promotion of children’s rights in the area of communication media and internet in Africa.

Expert Consultation on Freedom of Expression, Internet Access and Human Rights in Africa: Context, Issues and Challenges

Location: 
Milpark Garden Court Hotel, Cnr. Empire Road and Owl Street, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa 2073
Date and time: 
Aug 12 2014 - 8:30am - 5:30pm

In 2011, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, presented recommendations for governments in the area of access to internet and freedom of expression.

Public consultation: African declaration for internet rights and freedoms

31 July 2014 (ET for APCNews)

Earlier this year, civil society organisations drafted the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms in order to guide internet development across Africa. APC and partners launched a wide, public consultation online and through meetings across the continent. Everyone is invited to contribute. The consultation closes 4 August. French and Arabic versions are available.

0
Your rating: None

Sign in to APC.org