Access to information

GESAC, SCD, FUST, XPTO … and digital inclusion?
GESAC, SCD, FUST, XPTO … and digital inclusion? 03 March 2004 Carlos Afonso

In many countries (especially the more developed ones), and even amongst the main international organisations, there is consensus that losing the race for universal access to new information and communication technologies (ICTs), especially access to the internet and all its services, also means losing the race for human development. There is also consensus that access alone is not sufficien...

Update:  on the CRIS Campaign
Update: on the CRIS Campaign 24 February 2004

APC at the World Social Forum 2004, Mumbai: A Personal Account from APC’s African Policy Coordinator
APC at the World Social Forum 2004, Mumbai: A Personal Account from APC’s African Policy Coordinator 05 February 2004 APC Africa ICT Policy Monitor

The World Social Forum is an annual event that brings together groups and movements of civil society to share ideas, debates and experiences in seeking to build alternatives to human and social issues and hence the slogan ‘Another World is Possible’. This year’s event in Mumbai, India is the fourth since the first one held in 2001 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The forum was held from the 16...

The World Summit on the Information Society: a general overview (December 2003)
The World Summit on the Information Society: a general overview (December 2003) 30 December 2003 APCNews

The convening by ITU and its partners of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is a major achievement for all those who believe that information has long been the missing element in the development equation. It is the first Summit to take place in two sessions – the first in Geneva in 2003, the second in Tunis in 2005. The Summit was carefully prepared by a series of regional me...

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