Latin America & the Caribbean
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%.
The Network Operators Group of Latin America and the Caribbean, LACNOG, will have its first conference LACNOG 2010 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 19th to 22nd of October jointly with the fourteenth LACNIC meeting (LACNIC XIV) and the PTT Forum organized by NIC.br.
This is the initial public call for presentations for the event.
The following is a non-comprehensive list of some of the topics that
A recent consultation held by APC in Buenos Aires found that cell phones are becoming increasingly regarded as a way for men to harrass and monitor their wives and girlfriends. While a number of laws protecting women’s rights have just been passed, they are yet to be tested in court. This GenderIT.org article looks at the current legislation regarding violence and technology, the gaps that exist and what grass-roots organisations are advocating for. Photo: APC WNSP
On an improvised stage, locals act out a play about an African-Colombian girl who feels rejected because of the colour of her skin. It’s part of a community gathering to highlight violence against women in a small sugar-plantation town a few miles from Cali. For eight months, men and women of all ages attended workshops on gender and technology as part of piloted trials of the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) in 24 government-sponsored telecentres. GEM exposed not only the stereotypes and prejudice women must face, but also the strengths that lie within women who least expected it. As a result, the entire community has come together.
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.
This project aims to identify and test innovative information and communication technology (ICT) applications that could enhance the effectiveness of disaster management in the Caribbean, including early warning systems and post-crisis collection. Activities include the testing of ICT applications and research in three island states (St.
The project strives to connect data providers (including the scientific and technical community) with data users (local communities, water and sanitation operators, the general public) in order to mitigate the adverse effects of natural disasters.
This grant will support the preparation of a concept paper to identify the potential of ICTs to prepare women farmers to adapt to and manage climate change.
The objectives of this regional platform are adequate management and the correct final treatment of e-waste generated in the region. The methodologies which which the regional platform operates are applied research and capacity building.
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.