APC Talk

This section is a space where APC's staff, members and readers can open up conversations on topics that are of interest for the ICT community. It is a space where authors get to be themselves – sometimes to express opinions and challenge the readers on issues and topics that are close to them, sometimes to share their personal experience on an event or a current debate. The views expressed in this section do not necessarily reflect the views of APC or its network, but that does not make them any less valuable.

ICT Policy 19 March 2012 APC

by Milton Louw First, I wish to address our understanding of ICT and how we can integrate it into our governance systems and also our daily lives. I have struggled to find a term for this and the best I could find was “Progress through Technology”, or in German, “Vorsprung Durch Technik” .

Mainstreaming ICT policies as a foundation for realising African developmental agenda. 19 March 2012 APC

By Adekunle Adeboboye Let it be said unequivocally, that the benefits of Information Communications Technology (ICT) in today’s world are well documented and need not be restated here beyond simply alluding to the fact that it enables productivity, savings on time and costs, speeding up ...

ICT policy priorities in Africa
ICT policy priorities in Africa 18 March 2012 APC

Information Communication Technology policy covers the Telecommunications, the Radio-TV and the Internet and are critical at that moment with two issues: access and civil liberties. Africa is the continent with the least access to the ICTs even if every had already access to Internet; it is a nee...

How internet helps to shape a global civil society
How internet helps to shape a global civil society 17 March 2012 APC

How internet helps to shape a global civil society Within ten days a video describing the atrocities perpetrated by Joseph Kony, a Ugandan warlord was viewed by more than 10 million people around the world.

Calling for a paradigm shift of  ICT policies in Africa for growth  to the next level
Calling for a paradigm shift of ICT policies in Africa for growth to the next level 17 March 2012 Muriuki Mureithi

Calling for a paradigm shift of ICT policies in Africa for growth to the next level In Nov 2005, Africa proudly hosted the second and final phase of WSIS in Tunis and latched itself among the community of nations to usher the emerging information society into Africa. For Africa, the ambitiou...

E-waste fast-growing problem in Southern Africa (Southern Times)
E-waste fast-growing problem in Southern Africa (Southern Times) 17 March 2012 shawna

As technology becomes more widely used around the world, issues of e-waste, particularly its impact on the environment and human health, have garnered increased attention.

Reflection on Africa’s ICT Policy; Capturing Emerging Issues
Reflection on Africa’s ICT Policy; Capturing Emerging Issues 17 March 2012 APC

Information Communication Technologies (ICT) continues to play a leading role in driving economic growth and development. They have been earmarked for attributes such as increasing efficiency, creating access to new markets as well as giving the voiceless a voice. ICT usage continues to grow in...

ICT Policy in critical need of attention in Africa
ICT Policy in critical need of attention in Africa 17 March 2012 APC

ICT Policy in critical need of attention in Africa ICT’s potential for political, social and economic transformation of society is not contested and Africa is exploding with a desire to be connected to the rest of the world more than ever. There is evidence that many countries on the continent ...