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2011 in review: APC Annual Report
2011 in review: APC Annual Report 14 August 2012 APC

APC’s work in 2011 was flavoured with many new challenges. Huge political shifts around the world brought new meaning to our work and placed internet rights and its various forms at the centre of it. Join us, as we review the challenges and successes we faced throughout the year.

A practical guide to sustainable IT
A practical guide to sustainable IT 07 August 2012 Paul Mobbs

This practical guide by Paul Mobbs offers a detailed, “hands-on” introduction to thinking about sustainable computing holistically; from make buying technology, through to the software and peripherals you use; how you store and work with information, manage your security, save power, and maintain and dispose of your old hardware, etc.

UPR of South Africa: Connecting the right to communication to women's rights
UPR of South Africa: Connecting the right to communication to women's rights 18 June 2012 Sonia Randhawa and Selina L. Mudavanhu

South Africa’s constitution guarantees freedom of expression and has been interpreted to include the right to community media and to creative journalistic content. However, online media and its regulation fall short.

Water-related stress and ICTs: New publication includes developing country experiences
Water-related stress and ICTs: New publication includes developing country experiences 08 May 2012 Alan Finlay and Edit Adera

This new report by APC and IDRC is a collection of reports that looks at how ICTs can be used to help communities in developing countries facing water stress adapt to climate change. It draws on current experiences in the field of water management and sustainability, and brings a perspective from the ICT for development (ICT4D) sector.

New research on ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector
New research on ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector 19 April 2012 APC

In this new publication by APC and IDRC, researchers look at how ICTs are, and can be, applied to help communities experiencing water-related stress, adapt to climate change. It gathers reports from Africa, Asia and Latin America; and provides conceptual tools for practitioners.

Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women - executive summary
Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women - executive summary 29 March 2012 APC

Drawing on findings from APC’s MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project with women’s rights organisations in twelve countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explores the links between the internet, cell phones and violence against women and illustrates that technology-related violence impacts women as seriously as other forms of violence.

No Pain No Gain, for SANGONeT's David Barnard
No Pain No Gain, for SANGONeT's David Barnard 27 March 2012

SANGONeT turns 25 in 2012. To celebrate this achievement, SANGONeT’s CEO, David Barnard, will run 750km across three deserts on three continents as part of the annual SANGONeT “No Pain No Gain” campaign. Now in its third year, the 2012 campaign will be bigger and more challenging than ever before.

ICTs, climate change and water: Need for local adaptation strategies
ICTs, climate change and water: Need for local adaptation strategies 22 March 2012 Shawna Finnegan and Alan Finlay

Climate change is increasingly affecting the availabily and quality of water world wide, and the poorest are, as usual, the hardest hit. In April APC and the IDRC will release a series of research reports that explore how ICTs can help individuals and communities adapt to water issues related to climate change.

The 5 activist functions of technology and #Riots
The 5 activist functions of technology and #Riots 09 March 2012 Women'sNet

Mary C Joyce of the Meta-Activism project summarizes in a recent blog post the key functions of technology for activist purposes: to shape public opinion, plan an action, protect activists, share a call to action and take action digitally.

GISWatch publication a "slice into the ICT policy pie"
GISWatch publication a "slice into the ICT policy pie" 21 February 2012 APC

Since 2007, APC and Hivos have been publishing Global Information Society Watch, a yearly watch dog report wthat focuses on a new topic and rising issue each year. APC asks contributors and readers about the value of this unique publication.

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