ICT policy

New West African alliance to make internet more accessible names president

GOREE ISLAND 16 July 2008 (FD for APCNews)

Sylvie SyiamSylvie SyiamThe president of the Cameroonian non profit organisation and APC-member PROTEGE QV, Sylvie Siyam Siwe, was elected president of the GOREeTIC on Friday June 20 2008 in Senegal. She was unanimously voted in as the first president of the GOREeTIC nework – a newly created group of journalists, activists and ICT4D advocates who intend to make internet policy reform a top priority.

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The Seoul declaration

SEOUL 24 June 2008

This is the statement issued by civil society, gathered at the OECD ministerial conference on the future of the internet, which ended on June 18. It says: “The policy goals for the Future Internet Economy should be considered within the broader framework of protection of human rights, the promotion of democratic institutions, access to information, and the provision of affordable and non-discriminatory access to advanced communication networks and services” [pdf format].

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WSIS Follow up: APC contribution to the session on Development-oriented policies for an inclusive information society

By Anriette Esterhuysen (June 2008, APC )

The Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is one of the UN bodies that took up the follow up of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). This is APC’s contribution to a CSTD meeting meeting dealing with development-oriented policies for a social-economic inclusive information society, including access, infrastructure and an enabling environment, that took place on May 2007 in Geneva, as part of a series of WSIS follow-up meetings.

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WSIS Follow up: APC contribution to the Secretary General's report on progress

By Anriette Esterhuysen (June 2008, APC )

The Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is one of the UN bodies that took up the follow up of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). This is APC’s contribution to a CSTD meeting where a report from the Secretary General on progress made in WSIS follow-up and implementation was presented, that took place on May 2007 in Geneva, as part of a series of WSIS follow-up meetings.

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CICEWA Research Workshop

Date and time: 
Jul 14 2008 - Jul 19 2008

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South Africa

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APC
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APC
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Venue: TBA

ITU Telecom Africa Conference 2008

Date and time: 
May 12 2008 - May 15 2008

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Country: 
Egypt
Related projects: 
Web 2.0 tools for development

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ITU

According to the organisers, “ITU TELECOM AFRICA 2008 is a major networking platform for Africa’s top ICT names to come together and focus on core issues relating to ICT expansion across the region.

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CICEWA West and Central Africa Workshop

Date and time: 
Jun 17 2008 - Jun 20 2008

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Country: 
Senegal

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APC

Cicewa Network building Workshop :

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Goree Institute

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