Digital inclusion

DRC: No electric infrastructure, no internet backbone?
DRC: No electric infrastructure, no internet backbone? 21 August 2007 Tiego Tiemtoré for APCNews

Within the perspective of making high-speed internet accessible to the Congolese people, the development of an internet backbone in the Congo seems to be a necessity that could give an immediate boost. On Tuesday 7 August 2007, the feasibility study for an open internet backbone in the DRC was officially revealed in Kinshasa. APCNews quizzed Alphonse Ntita, a specialist in ICTs and internet infrastructure issues, who is part of the team of researchers behind the study.

DRC: Alternatives reveals the first independent study on an internet infrastructure that can serve the entire country
DRC: Alternatives reveals the first independent study on an internet infrastructure that can serve the entire country 21 August 2007 Michel Lambert

The NGO Alternatives revealed the first independent feasibility study on the implementation of a vast high-speed internet infrastructure the size of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Carried out by Congolese and international researchers, the study proposes, in particular, that the implementation of the internet network be carried out in partnership with the Congolese National Electricity Company (SNEL).

Bangladesh is on the way to open-up the Community  Radio: Ministry of Information formed a high level committee
Bangladesh is on the way to open-up the Community Radio: Ministry of Information formed a high level committee 25 July 2007 APC

Recently, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has taken a strategic campaign program where the Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed, Hon’ble Chief Adviser of the Non-Party Care Taker Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Barrister Mainul Hosein, Adviser of the Ministry of Information and the Mr. Didarul Anower, Secretary of the Ministry of Information were inclu...

GKP recalls commitment to bridge digital divide
GKP recalls commitment to bridge digital divide 21 July 2007 APC

Last few years we are looking for the best info-tech for the benefits of rural people. Indeed still the technology is so expensive for them because we have no well off IT infrastructure and making technological services on vernacular language is also challenging task. Jamilur Reza Choudhury, former adviser of caretaker government and vice chancellor of BRAC university, observed these when he w...

Global Information Society Watch report launched in Dhaka
Global Information Society Watch report launched in Dhaka 29 June 2007 BytesForAll Bangladesh

The report was launched on the sideline of a discussion meeting on ‘Reviewing the progress of WSIS action plan in Bangladesh’ organised by Bytesforall Bangladesh and other partner organisations. GISW, APC and Uruguayan member ITeM report that monitors the information society revolution, was presented at this event, where the Bangladesh chapter was highlighted.

Global public policy: How civil society can intervene effectively
Global public policy: How civil society can intervene effectively 04 June 2007 APC

The "Civil Society Intervention in the Reform of Global Public Policy" seminar was held in Paris in April 2007. The aim was to bring together activists and academics involved in three public policy campaigns – international finance institutions, international tax and internet governance – to reflect on their practices and learn from one another. Willie Currie of the APC reports on t...

AllAfrica.com ... on ICT4D
AllAfrica.com ... on ICT4D 19 April 2007 APC

AllAfrica.com has this story titled Nigeria: ICT as a Development Tool which looks at examples from Nigeria, Bangladesh and Ethiopia. It says: “Other examples are India, where the biggest obsession right now is the mobile phone; Mozambique, where ICT is being used to tackle the malaria scourge; Uganda, where [GNU]Linux-based solar power Wifi VOIP stations are being used to bring ICTs to t...

e-Governance in Nepal
e-Governance in Nepal 27 March 2007 APC

Blog for creating awareness in community, government bureaucracy and all concerned about ICT, e-Governance, citizen services, poverty alleviation through ICT and contribute empowering society into knowledge based society

Zimbabwean women demand real rights for international women's day
Zimbabwean women demand real rights for international women's day 19 March 2007 APC

Posted on behalf of Isabella Matambanadzo, based in Harare, Zimbabwe. As the commemorations for International Women’s Day draw nearer, I am inspired to write to you all about the legacy Sekai Holland and Grace Kwinjeh have made to our movement. I realise that in their immediate roles they are largely seen as representatives of opposition politics, but that is not where they have always b...

Violence in Zimbabwe
Violence in Zimbabwe 17 March 2007 APC

The situation in Zimbabwe has become very oppressive – not universally, but in isolated areas – an indication perhaps of the opposition re-engaging in the high density areas for the impending presidential (and possibly parliamentary) elections next year. This time round though, it would appear that some of the opposition activists have decided to use violence themselves. Although ...

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