Day by Day Schedule
31 Jan or morning of 1 Feb: Arrive Johannesburg if only attending staff meeting
1 Feb: Depart to Ithala
Executive Board and Staff meetings Feb 2nd to 4th
APC is pleased to announce the new APC executive board elected by members at the APC council meeting in Rio de Janeiro in November 2007 for a three-year term.
Previous to the staff meeting severel other meetings are organised for teams and partners to work together face to face.
Day by day schedule
- Chat is a senior manager and consultant specialized in gender, women's rights and information and communication technology for 15 years. She has been working with APC since 2000. She is an experienced manager, evaluator, resource person and speaker on gender and ICTs internationally.
- Katherine (Kat) has been with APC since August 2007. Before that time, she was an International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) intern working for APC on the Information Technology for Environmental Sustainability (ITES) initiative (since renamed Greening IT).
In many ways, the year 2000 was a turning point for APC. The communications revolution of the previous ten years had been both a great challenge and an opportunity. By the mid-1990s, our members were forced to make the transition from being pioneers in the use of online communication to facing intense competition. APC itself needed to broaden its focus from primarily facilitating technical interconnection, to embracing the emerging ICT for justice and development movement in a holistic way.
In the course of 2002 APC focused its energies primarily in two areas: strategic use of ICTs by civil society and engaging civil society in ICT policy processes. The use of ICTs by civil society has been central to APC since its founding. We have been working on ICT policy issues since 2000 when our members identified ensuring internet rights for civil society as a priority. These are therefore not new focus areas for APC, however, during 2002 we approached them in a new way. We wanted to delve beneath the surface of the challenges our communities confront, and find ways to responding to them at more than just the symptomatic level.