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Defining internet universality indicators: Participate in the first phase of the online consultation!
Defining internet universality indicators: Participate in the first phase of the online consultation! 22 June 2017

In 2015, UNESCO put the concept of “Internet Universality” at the heart of its work to promote an internet that works for all. Internet Universality points to four “fundamental norms that have been embodied in the broad evolution of the Internet to date, and which provide a comprehensive way to understand how multiple different aspects are part of a wider whole.” These norms – known for short as the ROAM principles – are concerned with: Rights (R) Openness (O) Accessibility (A) Mu...

Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document
Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document 06 December 2016 Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)

Although in a number of countries the gender dimension of the digital divide has been bridged, this is not so in Nigeria, where there is huge differential between men and women in terms of access to and use of the internet. Within the country, it is worse in the states in the northern parts of the country. This is due to a number of factors including culture, religion, education and attitudes. In an effort to understand this and to develop appropriate strategies for digital inclusion of women...

Impact 2.0: Experimenting with social networking for policy change in Latin America
Impact 2.0: Experimenting with social networking for policy change in Latin America 12 April 2010

  “The number of blogs have doubled every five months for the last two years; social networking Web sites usage is multiplying year on year; peer-to-peer has become the largest source of traffic on the Internet in three years,” says a recent study]. While policy-makers are busy trying to react to and anticipate these changes, how are they using this new tools and ways of interactions i...

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