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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 activists. It has also been involved in a range of connectivity and communication rights projects. As...

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...

Slum activism at the WSF
Slum activism at the WSF 28 January 2007 Rikke Frank Jorgensen for APCNews

I am listening to participatory human rights theatre performed by youth from the Pumwani slum district, here at the 2007 edition of the World Social Forum. 60,000 people live in Pumwani, which is one of the many slum belts surrounding Nairobi. A total of 2,1 million people live in the Nairobi slums, according to UNDP statistics. In Punwami there are 35 toilets in total, and four computers. N...

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