ICT policy

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

Núcleo de Pesquisas, Estudos e Formação - Nupef

Nupef is a private, autonomous, non-profit organization founded in 2009, whose mission is to to generate conditions for the exercise of digital citizenship, working in the defense of democracy, of the access to knowledge, of freedom of expression, privacy and cultural diversity, among other fundamental rights.

Presently, Nupef’s works is organized around four main programs:

- Advocating, raising awareness and building capacity on ICT policies and Internet

- New rhetoric and forms of expression for excluded groups – with a focus on digital storytelling

- Tiwa Project – Internet services for non-profit organizations

- Rets – the civil society online magazine

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Freedom of expression,
  • Human rights & ICTs,
  • ICT policy,
  • Internet governance,
  • Media & ICTs

Contact

Rua Sorocaba, 219 / 501
CEP 22271-110
Rio de Janeiro
Brasil
Tel: +55 21 2527-0294
nupef@nupef.org.br
www.nupef.org.br

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

Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA)

The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), is a nonprofit NGO in the Philippines seeking to democratize information and communication systems and resources for citizens and communities. Since its formation in 1987, FMA has sought to enhance the popularization of development-oriented issues and campaigns through media-related interventions, social communications projects, and cultural work. Since 1997, the Foundation has focused on the area of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to enable disadvantaged communities assert their communication rights towards progressive social transformation. It has since evolved a pro-active research and advocacy agenda in the area of ICT policy and internet governance.

FMA also engages in regional and global governance spaces, and often plays a convening role in various initiatives and engagements in and for Asian civil society. It served as a focal point for Asian CSOs in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) processes, and convenes regional meetings and joint projects in the area of communication rights and access to information/knowledge/culture.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Human rights & ICTs,
  • ICT policy,
  • Training & ICTs

Contact

32 Esteban Abada Street, Unit 1
Loyola Heights
Quezon City 1108
Philippines
Tel: +632 435-6684
Fax: +632 433-2192
info@fma.ph
http://fma.ph

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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