Africa

GenARDIS Knowledge Sharing workshop

Location: 
Johannesburg (possibly Garden Place Guest House)
Date and time: 
Mar 24 2010 - 9:00am - Mar 27 2010 - 5:00pm

The knowledge-sharing workshop will be a space to enable the 15 grantees to share outcomes as well as to discuss best practices and lessons learned. It will also be used to gather case studies and stories to feed into the ongoing programmes of partner institutions, as well as for GenARDIS’ own evaluation process.

Telecentres in Uganda do not appeal to rural women

CALGARY 21 January 2010 (LC for APCNews)

In rural Uganda, telecentres that have been established to promote rural access to information and foster development are not getting the results they had hoped for. Using the APC WNSP’s Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) to understand why this is so, UgaBYTES, a Uganda-based NGO that works to promote access to ICTs in rural East Africa, has found that beyond the common obstacles to access like technical infrastructure, connection costs and computer literacy, women face numerous additional barriers if they want to use ICTs to improve their lives.

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Illegal telco operators in Cameroon: The most reasonable option

CALGARY 4 January 2010 (LC for APCNews)

In Cameroon, internet and telephone services are unaffordable – to the extent that at least half of the population has to resort to illegal operators, which are the only ones to make services like the internet affordable to the average Cameroonian.

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Open Spectrum For Development: Kenya Case Study

By Muriuki Mureithi PhD (December 2010, APC )
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Job vacancy: Project manager based in Nairobi

Computer Aid International is an international development agency focused on ICT4D and has provided over 150,000 professionally refurbished computers to educational institutions and not-for-profit org

The Holy Family Communique from African Electronic Communicators

By APC Africa (February 1997, APC )

The Holy Family Communique from African Electronic Communicators came out of an APC Africa meeting held in early February 1997. A full report of the meeting is available on the IDRC website.

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Internet Governance and Information Society: Developing an African Strategy - An agenda for African MPs

By Anriette Esterhuysen (November 2009, APC )

Presentation on internet governance, information society and developing a strategy for African MPs. The presentation looks at current processes an institutions, how MPs can approach Internet governance and finally suggests some activities for MPs.

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Rwanda’s policy vacuum could mean trouble for broadband

JOHANNESBURG 29 October 2009 (Emmanuel Habumuremyi and Alan Finlay for APCNews)

The imminent arrival of broadband in Rwanda has exposed a policy vacuum that desperately needs to be filled if the poor in the country are going to benefit from the information society. Having good plans is not enough, argue Emmanuel Habumuremyi and Alan Finlay.

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Google Earth outreach offering East Africa workshops

Montevideo

News has come through that Google Earth Outreach is organising a series of capacity building events in Kampala and Nairobi.

It’s not enough to have a pushy broadband policy in Tanzania

TANZANIA 13 October 2009 (John Mireny for APCNews)

By most standards, Tanzania’s information and communications technology (ICT) policy looks ambitious. In just six years, it wants to make the country a hub of telecommunications infrastructure to help build the economy and end poverty. But John Mireny argues that when it comes to broadband, this vision lacks practical application, and is out of step with the real limitations on the ground….

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