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ICT Update magazine, new issue: Irrigation

The latest issue of ICT Update magazine has just been published online at http://ictupdate.cta.int

ICT Update issue 56, August 2010: Irrigation

Figures from the FAO show that irrigation can increase crop yields by up to 400%.

Three “Cyber Evils” in South Korea

CALGARY 9 August 2010 (LC for APCNews)

Since South Korea’s conservative president was sworn in in 2008, administrative control on internet content has been getting progressively tighter in South Korea, a country with the second most connected population on Earth. Progressive groups criticise the government’s “three cyber evils”: the cyber insult law, the internet “real name” system and deep packet inspection to monitor and control internet communication.

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United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Description: 

UNEP 2010 report “Recycling – from E-Waste to Resources” estimates future e-waste generation, based on data from 11 developing countries.
UNEP’s activities are aimed at promoting industry awareness and sustainable growth through education and collaboration with employees, customers, and suppliers.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.unep.fr/scp/ict/
Contact person: 
Sonia Valdivia
Contact email: 
sc@unep.fr
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
report, information, links
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LirneAsia
Description: 

A participatory concept paper for the design of an effective all-hazard public warning system titled, National Early Warning System: Sri Lanka (NEWS:SL) , which was partially funded by the IDRC . The central focus of the concept paper were the parameters and institutional requirements for and effective early warning system for Sri Lanka. Five technologies are tested:
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Go to direct to resource: 
http://lirneasia.net/projects/2006-07/evaluating-last-mile-hazard-information-dissemination-hazinfo/
Contact person: 
Nuwan Waidyanatha
Contact email: 
info[at]lirneasia[dot]net
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
project summary, blog, project reports
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M S Swaminathan Research Foundation / IDRC
Description: 

This project links ecological rehabilitation, livelihood development, and access to information.

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http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-102523-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
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Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open
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project summary
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IDRC
Description: 

This project is a collaborative effort on the part of six institutions in three countries (India, Nepal and the United States) under the leadership of the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition – Nepal (ISET – Nepal). Researchers and communities will develop intervention strategies based on income diversification, environmental management and multi-purpose communication systems.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-124361-201_103232-1-IDRC_ADM_INFO.html
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Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
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Nokia India
Description: 

Awareness campaign aimed at educating mobile phone users about the importance of recycling e-waste. Contains information about the materials and substances contained in a mobile device, list of recycling points for disposal of old devices, and photographs from the awareness campaign.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.nokia.co.in/about-nokia/environment/we-recycle
Contact person: 
Nokia
Contact email: 
recycleyourmobile@nokia.com
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Website, photos
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EngageMedia
Description: 

A video compilation of climate change stories that explores the impacts, the action and climate solutions emerging from the region. The T4RA program is developing strategic partnerships with groups focused on climate change issues to both integrate video into their online strategies and to further support the aims of their campaigns.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.engagemedia.org/climate-crisis/
Contact person: 
EngageMedia
Contact email: 
em-editorial@lists.engagemeda.org
Type of access: 
open, registration required to upload
Type of information available online: 
Online videos, forum
Developed by: 
Chintan
Description: 

The research group addresses issues of sustainable consumption and environmental and social justice. The research focuses on e-waste, environmental issues-related advocacy, etc.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.chintan-india.org
Contact person: 
Chintan
Contact email: 
bharati@chintan-india.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Website, library & film catalogues
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GetUp
Description: 

GetUp is a grass-roots progressive advocacy movement and a social networking website, organising targeted strategic actions on many social and political issues, with a strong emphasis on climate change and public participation.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.getup.org.au
Contact person: 
GetUp!
Contact email: 
info@getup.org.au
Type of access: 
open, registration required for membership and taking action
Type of information available online: 
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