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Institute of Development Studies, ENDA-Tiers Monde, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, IGAD Climate Predictions and Applications Centre
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Innovative Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaptation in Africa. AfricaAdapt is an independent bilingual network (French/English) focused exclusively on Africa.

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New model to get broadband to under-served communities in South Africa

PRETORIA 26 July 2010 (Ungana-Afrika for APCNews)

Broadband for All aims to provide broadband connectivity to South Africa’s under-served areas through a community-centric model rather than a telco-driven model. The model leverages wireless-mesh technologies to link priority government sites and high bandwidth users such as schools, municipalities and government offices, who in turn provide a link to smaller customers such as businesses, NGOs and individuals.

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New deadline for subissions to “Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society” (ARDYIS) contest

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, PAFPNET, has recently launched an essay writing contest on “Youth and ICTs in Agriculture and Rural Development”. The deadline to apply is extended to 15 August 2010.

Call to African language teams for localisiation: Tux paint, Pidgin, VLC, Pootle, Virtaal and Abiword

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Deadline: 26 July 2010
Call for applications: Language Teams
Organisation: African Network for Localisation (ANLoc)
Project: Localise Software
Email to: localise@africanlocalisation.net
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The African Network for Localisation (ANLoc) – Localise Software

South Africa and online pornography: Bill sets off alarm bells in women's movement

JOHANNESBURG 6 July 2010 (Sally-Jean Shackleton for APCNews)

A draft Bill proposing a ban on sexual content on the internet and cellphones submitted to the South African Department of Home Affairs in May 2010 claims to have the best interests of women and children in mind but has set alarm bells ringing in the women’s movement. “The Bill equates women with children –taking a protectionist approach to the rights of women— and promotes state censorship,” says Sally-Jean Shackleton, director of Women’sNet, a feminist technology organisation based in Johannesburg.

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Justifiable protection or entrenching patriarchy? Pornography and the internet in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG 6 July 2010 (Sally-Jean Shackleton for GenderIT.org)

A draft Bill proposing a ban on sexual content on the internet and cellphones submitted to the South African Department of Home Affairs in May 2010 claims to have the best interests of women and children in mind. The Bill was submitted to the Department, which oversees the Film and Publications Board, by a non-profit organisation called Justice Alliance of South Africa (JASA).

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The Feminist Tech eXchange - more than just a meet up

JOHANNESBURG

A woman at the FTX training learns to use a digital cameraA woman at the FTX training learns to use a digital cameraIn 2008, APC member Women’sNet partnered with the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and the APC women’s programme (APC WNSP) to bring the first Feminist Tech Exchange to South Africa.

FTX Congo

Date and time: 
Mar 31 2010 (All day) - Apr 3 2010 (All day)

Uganda: Is technology a blessing or a curse?

UGANDA, 21 MAY 2010

This was just the question that was addressed at a recent seminar at the University of Makerere in Uganda conducted as part of the country’s participation in APC’s Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women initiative which is taking place in twelve countries on of which is Uganda.

Submission by South African civil society organisations on Intellectual Property Amendment Bill

By South African CSOs (May 2010, APC )

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill seeks to address an important issue. However the way it does so threatens to hinder the preservation of traditional knowledge, severely diminish the South African public domain and limit access to knowledge.

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