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Basic Capabilities Index reveals progress too slow for next decade

NEW YORK 23 September 2008 (Social Watch for ITeM)

The recent release of the 2008 Basic Capabilities Index (BCI) results, an alternative poverty estimate produced by Social Watch, revealed that the current rate of progress is moving at a snail’s pace. Out of 176 countries where a BCI figure is being measured, only 21 have made noticeable progress over the past 8 years. As such, the international poverty reduction goals for 2015 will not be met; in fact in certain areas such as sub-Saharan Africa, an entire century would be needed. Social Watch is an initiative of the Third World Institute (ITeM), member of APC in Uruguay.

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ASEAN People's Forum

Date and time: 
Dec 13 2008 - Dec 15 2008

Venue

Country: 
Thailand

Organisers

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The Thai Working Group on APF and Regional Organizing Committee for the ASEAN Civil Society Conference IV (ACSC4)

The ASEAN People’s Forum is a People-to People platform to be held prior to the 14th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok.

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Location: 
Chulalongkorn University

Communications: Media and dissemination strategies

Location: 
Montevideo
Publication date: 
December 2011

STRATEGIES

Media strategy for 2009-12 Karen Higgs, communications manager, updated December 2011. Outlines our principal strategic activities.

Social media strategy 2011 How APC communications is using Twitter and to a much lesser extent Facebook.

CILAC WorkShop

Date and time: 
Sep 1 2008 - Sep 5 2008

Venue

Country: 
Ecuador

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APC
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APC

Overall Workshop Objective: to begin the process of developing the Andean ICT for development that will disseminate research and undertake advocacy on ICT for Development and access to infrastructure

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Members Involved: 
Colnodo

CILAC Research Workshop

Date and time: 
Nov 3 2008 - Nov 6 2008

Venue

Country: 
Colombia

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APC
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APC

Overall Workshop Objective: to explore and produce a common understanding of the parameters for and research approach toward country level investigations that will produce political narratives of the

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Members Involved: 
Colnodo

LACNIC Consulting Meeting

Date and time: 
Aug 19 2008

Venue

Country: 
Uruguay

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LACNIC

LACNIC is summoning a consultation meeting with the aim of informing the actors of the regional Internet community (governments, civil society organization, business chambers and associations, academi

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iSummit '08

Date and time: 
Jul 29 2008 - Aug 1 2008

Venue

Country: 
Japan

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iCommons, Digital Garage, Creative Commons Japan and the City of Sapporo

Inspired by Japanese innovation and hosted in a city fast becoming recognised for its modern, creative, technology-orientated approach to business and public initiatives – this year’s iSummit will be

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APC Annual Report 2007 – Building and strengthening networks for accessible, affordable, equal access to the internet

MONTEVIDEO 31 July 2008 (KAH for APCNews)

In existence as a virtual community since 1990, APC’s leitmotif is building and strengthening online networks for social change. The Association for Progressive Communications invites you to read our 2007 annual report. It describes the challenges encountered building networks to influence international internet policy so that more people have reliable and affordable access to the internet, networks of technicians who are taking wireless to parts of Latin America where there’s no internet, and networks of women concerned about keeping the internet safe but not censored.

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APC Annual Report 2007

( July 2008 )

“APC is striving to build a more just, plural and sustainable world. One that is richer in diversity through networks facilitated by technology,” says APC’s chair Danilo Lujambio, in his introduction to the APC Annual Report 2007.

In existence as a virtual community since 1990, APC’s leitmotif is building and strengthening online networks for social change. The 2007 annual report describes the challenges encountered building networks to influence international internet policy so that more people have reliable and affordable access to the internet, networks of technicians who are taking wireless to parts of Latin America where there’s no internet, and networks of women concerned about keeping the internet safe but not censored.

The report is also available in French, Spanish and Urdu.

Employment opportunity: Evaluation consultancy at Hivos

THE HAGUE 21 July 2008 (Hivos)

At the end of 2008 Dutch funder Hivos will commission an external evaluation of its ICT & Media programme “Making Civil Voices Heard” to be carried out in the course of 2009. A call for proposals & terms of reference will be circulated in October 2008 to interested evaluation researchers. People interested in receiving the terms of reference for this position should send a very brief CV to Karel Chambille, Hivos Evaluation Manager, at k.chambille[at]hivos.nl

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