ICT for development

Policy submission: Alternatives for Affordable Communications in rural South Africa
Policy submission: Alternatives for Affordable Communications in rural South Africa 15 September 2016 Various

This joint submission to the Parliament of South Africa hearings on "The Cost to Communicate in South Africa" focuses on innovative regulatory responses to increase affordable rural access, and presents alternatives for policy implementation that could contribute to meeting service targets.

Inside the Information Society: Where is our relationship with mobiles going?
Inside the Information Society: Where is our relationship with mobiles going? 15 September 2016 David Souter

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog is about our changing relationship with mobile phones. The way people use mobiles and other ICT devices is the most dramatic change in life and lifestyle in my lifetime.  

Inside the Information Society: Building capacities... or building capabilities?
Inside the Information Society: Building capacities... or building capabilities? 12 September 2016 David Souter

Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog is about building skills or capabilities for the digital age.

Inside the Information Society: What about the workers?
Inside the Information Society: What about the workers? 26 August 2016 David Souter

David Souter’s weekly blog for APC about the Information Society returns today from its summer/winter break. This week’s blog is about the impact of ICTs on the world of work.    

Inside the Information Society: Connecting ICTs to economic, social and cultural rights
Inside the Information Society: Connecting ICTs to economic, social and cultural rights 01 July 2016 David Souter

Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog looks at the impact of ICTs and the Internet on economic, social and cultural rights.

The problem with “development” – linking infrastructure to content indicators
The problem with “development” – linking infrastructure to content indicators 15 June 2016 Alan Finlay

Responding to reports by the special rapporteurs on migrants and extreme poverty at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, the government of Botswana had something interesting to say. It sai

AlterMundi, APC's new member in Argentina: "Let's talk about extending the internet infrastructure"
AlterMundi, APC's new member in Argentina: "Let's talk about extending the internet infrastructure" 26 May 2016 Leila Nachawati Rego

AlterMundi is, in the words of its members, “a network of activists, working with people with no knowledge of networks or information technology so that they can construct and maintain their own communications systems.” In March 2016, they decided to join the APC network.

The right to education and the internet: Case study on the role of the internet in provision and accessibility of educational resources in South Africa
The right to education and the internet: Case study on the role of the internet in provision and accessibility of educational resources in South Africa 16 May 2016 Andrew Rens

This case study was produced as part of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) research project Connecting your rights: Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet. This is a three-year project funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

How can the internet help realise the right to education? The South African case
How can the internet help realise the right to education? The South African case 16 May 2016 Andrew Rens

As part of our research project Connecting your rights: Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet, scholar Andrew Rens has produced a paper that focuses on the role of the internet in providing educational resources in South Africa.    

Inside the Information Society: After WSIS – Looking back or looking forwards?
Inside the Information Society: After WSIS – Looking back or looking forwards? 13 May 2016 David Souter

David Souter comments each week on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. In his first blog, this week, he writes about the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) – what it achieved and where it should be going.