Strategic use of the internet

Community Education Computer Society (CECS)

CECS is the oldest computer training non-governmental organisation in South Africa, established in April 1985 for the technological empowerment of the historically disadvantaged.

CECS wants to establish and maintain non-profit computer training facilities to service community information and communications technology (ICT) developmental needs, by building computer skills and capacity, by engaging in policymaking, research especially amongst the historically disadvantaged.

The objectives of the organisation is, amongst other, to: reduce the gap between rural and urban discrepancies regarding ICT skills; to facilitate the establishment of community training and support infrastructure to service developmental needs of communities; address gender inequality in the ICT field.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Free software,
  • ICT for development,
  • Strategic use of the internet,
  • Training & ICTs

Contact

P O Box 61419, Marshalltown, 2107
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 834-3329
Fax: +27 11 834-9054
arnold.pietersen@cecs.org.za
www.cecs.org.za

EngageMedia

EngageMedia is a media, technology and culture organisation focused on the strategic use of video to address critical social and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

EngageMedia works with independent film-makers, video activists, technologists, campaigners and social movements to generate wider audiences for their vital messages and move people to action.

EngageMedia aims to demystify and provide access to new video distribution technologies, create an online archive of independent video productions using open content licenses and to form a peer network of video makers, educators and screening organisations.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Environment & ICTs,
  • Free software,
  • Freedom of expression,
  • ICT for development,
  • Media & ICTs,
  • Open access,
  • Strategic use of the internet

Contact

Australian office:
EngageMedia
6/225 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000, Vic
Australia

Jakarta Office:
Jl. Pati Unus no. 9
Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
Indonesia, 12120

Ungana-Afrika

Ungana-Afrika is addressing the technology capacity crisis by building innovative support programs and tools that are empowering the development community. Ungana-Afrika’s three service areas provide a wide range of technology support, capacity-building and program development across several levels within and outside of Africa.

Our current focus areas are related to the incubation of ICT support programs, establishing and supporting a network of rural ICT entrepreneurs in rural areas to provide commercial technology support services to their local community, and the adoption of the mobile technologies within the development community.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Accessibility,
  • Free software,
  • ICT for development,
  • Low-cost technology,
  • Media & ICTs,
  • Open access,
  • Strategic use of the internet,
  • Training & ICTs,
  • Wireless technology

Contact

Postal address:
P.O. Box 43
Mark Shuttleworth Street
The Innovation Hub
0087 Pretoria
South Africa

Office address:
Office 32 (1st Floor)
Innovation Centre
6 Mark Shuttleworth Street
The Innovation Hub
0087 Pretoria
South Africa

Phone:
+27 (0)877 500888

Fax:
+27 (0)12 349 9327

Inquiries email:
info@ungana-afrika.org

Web:
www.ungana-afrika.org

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a non-governmental organisation initiated in May 2000 by several women’s organisations in Uganda to develop the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among women as tools to share information and address issues collectively. WOUGNET’s vision is a society in which women are empowered through the use of ICTs for sustainable development.

WOUGNET’s mission is to promote and support the use of ICTs by women and women organisations in Uganda, so that they can take advantage of the opportunities presented by ICTs in order to effectively address national and local problems of sustainable development. The new ICTs, in particular, email and the Internet facilitate communication with each other and the international community. Indeed, access to information about best practices, appropriate technologies, ideas and problems of other groups working on similar concerns have been identified as critical information and communication needs of women organisations in Africa. WOUGNET activities are conducted under three program areas: Information Sharing and Networking, Technical Support, and Gender & ICT Policy Advocacy.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Free software,
  • Gender & ICTs,
  • ICT for development,
  • ICT policy,
  • Internet governance,
  • Strategic use of the internet,
  • Training & ICTs,
  • Wireless technology

Contact

Plot 55 Kenneth Dale Road,
Off Kira Road, Kamwokya,
P.O. Box 4411
Kampala

Uganda

Tel: +256-41-4532035
Fax: +256-41-4530474

info@wougnet.org
www.wougnet.org

Pangea

Pangea is an independent non-profit organisation founded in 1993 to promote the strategic use of communication networks and ICTs for development and social justice. As an APC member organisation, Pangea participates in a number of the association’s areas of work. Currently, the priority issues on which it is actively working are internet rights (the Internet Rights Charter); ICT policies and the information society (WSIS); gender issues and ICTs, through the Espai de Dones (Women’s Space); and training.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Cultural & linguistic diversity,
  • Free software,
  • Gender & ICTs,
  • Human rights & ICTs,
  • ICT for development,
  • Low-cost technology,
  • Strategic use of the internet,
  • Training & ICTs

Contact

Pangea
Plaza Eusebi Güell 6-7
Barcelona 08034
Spain
Tel: +34 934015664
Fax: +34 934011891
suport@pangea.org
www.pangea.org

Web Networks

Web Networks’ mission is:

“ to contribute to building a self-reliant online community based on non-profit enterprise, cooperation, and mutual aid which can support, maintain, and defend principles of social responsibility, ecology, and economic justice. To these ends, Web Networks provides appropriate and innovative communication technology and resources. Web Networks also seeks to foster healthy and productive work environments in non-profit organizations.”

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Cultural & linguistic diversity,
  • Environment & ICTs,
  • Free software,
  • ICT for development,
  • Labour & ICTs,
  • Low-cost technology,
  • Strategic use of the internet,
  • Training & ICTs

Contact

384-401 Richmond St. West
Toronto M5V 3A8

Canada

Tel: 416-596-0212 x2
outreach@web.net
www.web.net

Metamorphosis Foundation

Metamorphosis Foundation is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit foundation based in Skopje, Macedonia. Its main goals are development of democracy and prosperity by promoting knowledge-based economy and information society.
Main activities of the organization include: lobbying and advocacy in order to make the social and legal environment more conducive to ICT development; educational and informative efforts, including basic and advanced training, and rising of public awareness; and providing concrete ICT solutions to social and developmental challenges.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Accessibility,
  • Cultural & linguistic diversity,
  • Free software,
  • ICT policy,
  • Internet governance,
  • Open access,
  • Security & privacy,
  • Strategic use of the internet,
  • Training & ICTs

Contact

Apostol Guslarot 40
1000 Skopje

Republic of Macedonia

Tel: +389 2 3109 325
Fax: +389 2 3225 206

info@metamorphosis.org.mk
www.metamorphosis.org.mk

Women'sNet

Women’sNet works to advance gender equality and justice in South Africa through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by providing training and facilitating content dissemination and creation that supports women, girls, and women’s and gender organisations and networks to take control of their own content and ICT use.

Recognising that ICTs are a gendered tool, Women’sNet seeks to address gender imbalances in the access and meaningful use of ICTs through research and advocacy for gender aware ICT programmes and policies at all levels of society. Women’sNet builds women’s organisational capacity to use technology strategically to find the people, resources, tools and content they need for social action.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Accessibility,
  • Gender & ICTs,
  • Human rights & ICTs,
  • ICT for development,
  • ICT policy,
  • Low-cost technology,
  • Open access,
  • Strategic use of the internet,
  • Training & ICTs

Contact

31 Quinn Street
Newtown, Johannesburg, 2001

P O Box 62577
Marshalltown, 2107

Tel: +27 (0)82 330 4113, +27 (0)11 429-0000/1
Fax: +27 (0)11 838-9871

women@womensnet.org.za
www.womensnet.org.za

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