Africa

Digital broadcast transitioning: The benefits – and the obstacles

CALGARY 5 September 2011 (LC for APCNews)

Africa has committed to move to digital broadcasting by June 2015. In West Africa, very few countries have begun the migration. Rife with challenges, the process is daunting to most, with the benefits largely unclear. A new paper from APC and Balancing Act investigates.

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Issue papers for Southern African IGF good preparation for Nairobi

JOHANNESBURG 1 September 2011 (Alex Comninos for APC/ SANGONeT)

New issue papers on cloud computing, mobile phones, privacy and security, critical internet resources, and access and diversity are a good introduction to some of the issues upcoming at the Sixth Internet Governance Forum.

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Connect your rights workshop - Africa

Date and time: 
Sep 21 2011 (All day) - Sep 25 2011 (All day)

Digital TV in West Africa: Who's taking the plunge and how?

CALGARY 31 August 2011 (LC for APCNews)

Of West Africa’s sixteen countries, only a handful have committed in earnest to the move to digital broadcasting – though all African states have signed up to undertake the migration by June 2015. New research from APC with Balancing Act gives an overview of the state of the transition and recommendations for countries.

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Southern African Internet Governance Forum Issue Papers

By Alex Comninos (August 2011, APC and SANGONeT )
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Dot.Africa? First Southern African IGF starts Sept 1

JOHANNESBURG 26 August 2011 (APC for APCNews)

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.

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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

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