ICT for development

Groggy at Tunis... another view
Groggy at Tunis... another view 14 November 2005 APC

The plane ride was as all plane rides become after awhile, uncomfortable and far too long. Once getting off, there were large posters everywhere advertising WSIS, especially about the IT 4 All exhibition, where the tagline — complete with pictures of multi-gendered and ‘raced’ children smiling at a computer screen — promises to forefront the human dimension of information communications technologies development. I think I snorted audibly. The plane ride was as all plan...

APC-linked Multimedia Training Kit found "meeting unmet need"
APC-linked Multimedia Training Kit found "meeting unmet need" 12 May 2005 APCNews

The Multimedia Training Kit (MMTK) provides trainers in telecentres, community media organisations, and the development sector with a structured set of materials to help make that jump between new and traditional media or train in a new skill area. The first version of the kit was released two years ago, but updated versions have been released regularly. It is seen as being of particularly r...

WSIS PrepCom 2: A South Asian perspective
WSIS PrepCom 2: A South Asian perspective 01 April 2005 IT for Change

South Asia has one of the world’s largest concentrations of the poor. This region, especially India, is also marked by rapid strides in IT capabilities, which has made it an important international centre of IT skills, and more recently, of IT-enabled outsourced services. This combination, of pressing development needs and burgeoning IT skills makes it the ideal place for large scale informa...

APC welcomes the inauguration of the Digital Solidarity Fund
APC welcomes the inauguration of the Digital Solidarity Fund 15 March 2005 APCNews

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the arrival of the Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) launched in Geneva on March 14 2005. The DSF is based on the concept of ‘digital solidarity’ and is rooted in the pooled voluntary contributions of individuals, governments (in particular cities and local authorities) and the private sector. APC is confident that the fun...

Partnership will provide 1000s of low-cost computers for development work in dry lands of East Africa
Partnership will provide 1000s of low-cost computers for development work in dry lands of East Africa 10 September 2004 http://www.computeraid.org/

Partnership will provide 1000s of low-cost computers for development work in dry lands of East Africa APC members ALIN-EA and Computer Aid have come together in order to extend low cost PCs to not-for-profit community development groups working in the rural dry lands across East Africa. The partnership has already shipped 450 fully refurbished Pentium II and Pentium III computers to Nairobi...

The Zitt Geeks - Young Nigerians turn to computing to improve their job prospects
The Zitt Geeks - Young Nigerians turn to computing to improve their job prospects 02 September 2004 Karen Higgs

The Fantsuam Foundation provides refurbished computers to civil society organisations and partners, runs computer training centres and offers the only internet connection for hundreds of miles around in rural Nigeria. All this in Kafanchan State where electricity is often unavailable and innovators power their computers using car batteries. The Foundation’s work is supported by a home-grown ...

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