ICT for development

A last ditch pitch that makes sense, don't you think?
A last ditch pitch that makes sense, don't you think? 27 October 2006 APC

The leader of a Netherlands-based non governmental association at the very end of the World Congress on Communication for Development, here in Rome, probably best summarised how development practitioners (communicators, donors and those benefiting from the development at the end of the line) need to move on.

One World article on the WCCD
One World article on the WCCD 27 October 2006 APC

Here is a fresh analysis by Rahul Kumar of One World South Asia (OWSA) about the World Congress on Communication for Developement (WCCD). He writes: "People, local communities and the grassroots was the answer that came repeatedly from politicians as well as practitioners for answers to better communication, right communication and well as the mantra for successful communication strategies. Read "Global communications meet searches for answers" here.

NEPAD e-School Project : An end-to-end Technology Solution
NEPAD e-School Project : An end-to-end Technology Solution 20 October 2006 APC

The NEPAD e-school project is no doubt a very noble idea. It aims to equip schools throughout Africa with an ‘end-to-end Technology solution’. But will this project live beyond the implementation period?

ICT Update Magazine Issue 33 - Urban Agriculture
ICT Update Magazine Issue 33 - Urban Agriculture 17 October 2006 APC

The latest edition of ICT Update has just been published. This edition’s theme is ‘Urban Agriculture’.

Studies Center for Handicapped Research
Studies Center for Handicapped Research 12 October 2006 APC

We very much appreciate your kind to participation in our research, study and handicaps development programs to help increasing our knowledge and ability to improve the conditions of all people with special needs

Drupal usability report made available
Drupal usability report made available 03 October 2006 Oliver Zielke

Web Networks’ report on the usability of the content management system Drupal is now available on drupal.org. APC Canadian member Web Network has developed this detailed and professional report with the support of APC’s ActionKit project. Says, the report summary: "the overall conclusion of this report is that the tools Drupal provides to accomplish the most common administrative ta...

Let the people speak! Days of hope and optimism
Let the people speak! Days of hope and optimism 13 September 2006 APC

Tracey Naughton started off the session on community media at the Highway Africa conference with an old recording of the African National Congress’s underground radio station. As the speakers crackled with an Mkhonto weSizwe song, delegates sat in silence.

Building a vulnerable children's service in Nigeria
Building a vulnerable children's service in Nigeria 29 August 2006 APCNews

APC’s member in Nigeria, Fantsuam Foundation, has launched a vulnerable children’s service as part of its rural HIV/AIDS programme. This innovative project is meant to tackle prevention gaps head-on, with the help of multimedia.

If copyright won't work, try copyleft
If copyright won't work, try copyleft 11 August 2006 APC

If copyright doesn’t work in the less affluent world, try copyleft. This is no joke, and a wide network of corporates, campaigners and senior officials are to meet this month-end in the national capital to look at new paradigms of creating and sharing knowledge. Titled "Owning the Future: Ideas and their role in the digital age", this symposium in India is being jointly organized by prest...

Linking technology to the interests of citizens
Linking technology to the interests of citizens 01 August 2006 APC

Dafne Plou, from APC Women’s Networking Support Programme, is blogging live from WALC 2006. WALC 2006 is a yearly workshop organised by APC member EsLaRed, that focuses on networking in Latin America and the Caribbean. After the technical sessions of the workshop which took place the 24th-29th of July in Quito, Ecuador, APC organised a Forum on Internet and Society. In this post, Dafne sh...

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