Asia/Pacific

Coming out of poverty: A model for traditional weavers in India

NEW DELHI 25 May 2010 (Osama Manzar for DEF)

Not even a year after APC member Digital Empowerment Foundation set up a centre in the small town of Chanderi, where weavers could create new designs on computers, lives like those of young Mohammad Furqan have take an unexpected turn for the better. The town and initiative have become an inspiration to reproduce throughout the entire country.

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Feminist Tech Xchange - Cambodia

Date and time: 
Oct 11 2010 (All day) - Oct 15 2010 (All day)

Feminist Tech Xchange - Cambodia

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Jul 26 2010 (All day) - Jul 30 2010 (All day)

Feminist Tech Xchange - Cambodia

Date and time: 
Jul 12 2010 (All day) - Jul 16 2010 (All day)

Feminist Tech Xchange - Cambodia

Date and time: 
Jun 21 2010 (All day) - Jun 25 2010 (All day)

How one Indian academic is putting the spotlight on discrimination against women in e-government

CALGARY 13 May 2010 (LC for APCNews)

While the Indian government attempts to include gender on the official agenda in traditional sectors like health and education, gender within the technology sphere is a relatively new concept in India and one that government officials are just not ready to take seriously. They are not convinced by recent findings on the disempowerment of women into rural e-governance in Chhattisgarh, India’s poorest state, and this has been a challenge for lead researcher Dr. Anupama Saxena, a political scientist. Saxena tells APCNews about the struggle to be taken seriously and how the GEM, APC’s Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM), has given her the credibility and confidence to tackle policy makers head-on.

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eINDIA 2010 awards - nominations now open online

CALGARY

eINDIA 2010 award nominations are now open online. Nominations are being accepted from individual participants, government organisations, NGOs, private institutions and enterprises, who have transformed a development opportunity into a sustainable enterprise through innovative use of ICTs.

Please visit the eINDIA Awards website to learn more.

Violence against women and ICTs: Reports from 10 countries

By APC (May 2010, GenderIT )
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Bangladesh: How and Where is Bangladesh Telecenter Network (BTN) funded by donor Agencies

Dhaka

Two years back I wrote two articles on telecentre movement, Birth of BTN and Trend & Trade of Telecenre Movement, where I showed wrong way and fallacy of ICT4D. The both articles were appreciated not only in Bangladesh, even I got kind responses from British, French and American ICT thinkers.

The mBillionth award: Promoting excellence in mobile media in South Asia

CALGARY 4 May 2010 (DEF)

South Asia is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing mobile markets, surpassing traditional media like television, radio, printed press and newer media like the internet. And mobile platforms are becoming the natural choice for extending digital services – SMS and basic voice to smart phones and enterprise workflow. Mobile is the choice for new content and services. APC member Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and the Government of India launches a new award to recognise the best mobile applications in the region with awards in ten categories “Find out more about the mBillionth award”:http://mbillionth.in/.

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