Africa

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

Date and time: 
Oct 5 2011

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South Africa

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APC

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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Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg

Southern African IGF

Date and time: 
Sep 1 2010 - Sep 3 2010

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South Africa
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Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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APC
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APC, NEPAD and SANGONet

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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The Hilton Hotel 138 Rivonia Road, Sandton Johannesburg

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 - Jul 10 2011

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South Africa

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APC and IDRC

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

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