Africa

APC member wins $1 million award for work in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

SEATTLE 17 August 2011 (Gates Foundation)

APC member in Kenya, the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), which provides knowledge and information through a variety of innovative channels in remote communities throughout Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania has received the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2011 Access to Learning Award.

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TV white space spectrum workshop looks at Kenya and South Africa

JOHANNESBURG 10 August 2011 (APC for APCNews)

Unused TV white spaces could be the way to get highspeed wireless internet to millions living outside major African cities. Manufacturers are gearing up for mass production of white space devices and now is the time to act. APC and partners are coordinating an important workshop for govt officials, regulators and professionals in October.

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Television White Spaces Spectrum Workshop: Opportunities for Kenya and South Africa

Location: 
Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg
Date and time: 
Oct 5 2011 - 8:00am - 6:00pm

Objectives:

  • Deepen understanding of opportunities offered by Television White Spaces Spectrum in Africa focusing on Kenya and South Africa
  • Explore how TVWS can transform the connectivity landscape in Africa to achieve the goal of creating affordable access for all
  • Share ideas and experiences on how TVWS can boost growth of the technology sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Southern African IGF

Location: 
The Hilton Hotel 138 Rivonia Road, Sandton Johannesburg
Date and time: 
Sep 1 2010 - 9:00am - Sep 3 2010 - 2:00pm

On September 1-3 the first ever Southern African Internet Governance Forum kicks off in Johannesburg in preparation for the global UN internet forum to be held in Kenya.

Hosted by APC, the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and South African non-profit SANGONeT, the event is aimed at ensuring that the views and voices of Southern Africa are represented in Kenya at

International Software Freedom Day picks APC member in Cameroon as winner

YAOUNDÉ 22 July 2011 (Avis Momeni for PROTEGE QV)

APC member PROTEGE QV in Cameroon has been participating in local Software Freedom days for years. This year, it is the African winner of the 2010 International Software Freedom Day.

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APC and IDRC host climate change, ICT and water workshop

MONTEVIDEO 30 June 2011 (APC for APCNews)

APC and Canadian development agency IDRC are hosting this four-day workshop with expert participants from around the world in Johannesburg on July 7-10. This is a new strategic area for the IDRC to support applied policy-relevant research to help people adapt to the water-related impacts of climate change.

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APC and IDRC Workshop on Climate Change, ICTs and Water

Date and time: 
Jul 7 2011 - 8:00am - Jul 10 2011 - 6:00pm

This workshop is part of a new strategic area for the IDRC – the IDRC Climate Change and Water (CCW) Program – that aims to support applied policy-relevant research to help people adapt to the water-related impacts of climate change.

The workshop will involve three days of presentations and intensive discussions with
expert participants from around the world, as well as a half-day site vis

First rural development in Africa conference in November

JOHANNESBURG 28 June 2011 (KAH for APC)

ICT4RD 2011 is the first African conference to apply ICT and practices to rural development taking place in Johannesburg on November 1-3. Organised by APC member SANGONeT, the deadline for proposals is July 29.

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"Gay Girl in Damascus" needs to Man Up, says APC

MONTEVIDEO 27 June 2011 (APC for APC)

Tom MacMaster’s masquerading as blogger activist “Gay Girl in Damascus” was harmful, say APC in a statement, and endangers the right to use the internet anonymously.

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Digital Migration in Ghana: Multi-stakeholder Workshop

Date and time: 
Jun 30 2011 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

African countries are committed to migrating to digital broadcasting by June 2015. Africa’s digital transition in broadcasting has the potential to improve both the quantity and quality of what is available on TV and to increase the number of people who will be able to watch it.

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