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Alternatives
Alternatives 06 November 2007

Alternatives, the Action and Communication Network for International Development, is a Montréal-based non-governmental organisation. Founded in 1994, Alternatives works to promote justice and equality among individuals and communities located in the North and the South. Active in over 35 countries, Alternatives supports local, community-based initiatives working towards the greater economic, social and political rights of people and communities affected by poverty, discrimination, exploitati...

LAC Monitor: Research on broadcasting as a digital inclusion strategy
LAC Monitor: Research on broadcasting as a digital inclusion strategy 30 October 2007

The research: “Effective access of rural communities to broadcasting in equal opportunities: A key strategy for digital inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean” was a collaboration with APC’s policy programme, the World Association of Community Broadcasters (AMARC) and the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) to research. The project posed the question: “How can broadcasting be used as a digital inclusion strategy?” and identified the barriers and restrictions ...

LaNeta-(former member)
LaNeta-(former member) 26 October 2007

LaNeta is a civil society organisation created in 1991 as an electronic communication service for non-governmental organisations, other non-profit organisations and agencies that are linked to their work. LaNeta’s experience centres on the non-governmental sector. The majority of its 1,300 users are non-profit organisations.

GreenNet
GreenNet 09 October 2007

GreenNet has been supporting communities networking for peace, the environment, gender equality and social justice, through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), for over 30 years. It works as a collective with an ethical working style, providing internet access, email web hosting and web design for its client base, largely made up of UK civil society organisations and a...

New titles take a serious look at the ICT-for-development world and beyond
New titles take a serious look at the ICT-for-development world and beyond 23 May 2007 Frederick Noronha for APCNews

From ‘cyberprotests’ to debates about whether cyberspace can be controlled or censored. From studying the long history of the collaborative creation of knowledge to looking closely at the social impact of mobile communications. These themes are all the focus of new book that have been published globally in recent months. Cyberprotests to censorship "Cyberprotests: New media, citi...

A little goes a longer way with ICT-based networking
A little goes a longer way with ICT-based networking 21 May 2007 Katherine Walraven for APCNews

In the former Ethiopian capital of Mekelle, the Mekelle Child Centered Forum (MCCF) reaches approximately 5,840 disadvantaged children, youth, and women living in the city. The winner of one of this year’s Harambee awards, MCCF will use its grant money to expand its reach of service towards its target of 20,000 individuals. Established in 2004 through the support of Action Aid Ethiopia, MCC...

Overcoming the orphan curse with ICTs
Overcoming the orphan curse with ICTs 02 April 2007 KW for APCNews

In developing countries around the world, the spread of HIV/AIDS is contributing to a growing number of orphans who prematurely assume responsibility for their siblings. In Uganda, it is not unusual to find children – usually boys – as young as eight years-old acting as household heads. Boys tend to head households because Ugandan culture prescribes that they adopt that responsibility, eve...

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