ICT for development

Arturo Bregaglio from Association Trinidad
Arturo Bregaglio from Association Trinidad 27 November 2014 Flavia Fascendini

Association for Progressive Communications (APC) members reflect on the highlights of their work and how membership has supported them. This interview was conducted during the 12th APC Member Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, June 2014.

On being an ISP in Japan
On being an ISP in Japan 27 November 2014 Flavia Fascendini

Association for Progressive Communications (APC) members reflect on the highlights of their work and how membership has supported them. This interview was conducted during the 12th APC Member Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, June 2014.

Bits and bytes from my APNIC fellowship
Bits and bytes from my APNIC fellowship 14 October 2014 Sarah Escandor-Tomas

APNIC38 fellowsIt’s been two weeks now since I attended the APNIC 38 conference but the good experience lingers ‒ meeting my co-fellows, meeting the network players in the region, relating with the friendly and helpful APNIC team, learning from the network experts, and last but not least, the almost nightly social dinners and daily lunches! If not for the fellowship grant that APNIC pro...

Reaching out to rural NGOs in South Africa
Reaching out to rural NGOs in South Africa 15 September 2014 SANGONeT

SANGONeT’s latest initiatives build capacity for NGOs in rural South Africa. Photo: nrkbeta             The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) has embarked on repositioning itself and making inroads in rural provinces that have never benefited from SANGONeT programmes and products. Most NGOs in rural areas lack the capacity to engage in and participate on IC...

Pangea celebra su 20 aniversario en noviembre de 2013
Pangea celebra su 20 aniversario en noviembre de 2013 15 September 2014 Pangea

El equipo de Pangea forma parte de APC desde sus comienzos, ya que comparten valores y un camino a seguir. Foto: Pangea. Hace 20 años que Pangea se dedica a acercarle internet y todas sus posibilidades a los movimientos y organizaciones sociales, promoviendo el uso estratégico de las redes de comunicación y las TIC para contribuir al desarrollo y la justicia social. A través de los años, P...

ALIN adopts ICTs to digitise farmers’ records in Kenya
ALIN adopts ICTs to digitise farmers’ records in Kenya 14 August 2014 ALIN

The Sokopepe website services small-scale farmers in Kenya. Screenshot.Kenya-based Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) has spun off a social enterprise company known as Sokopepe Limited [www.sokopepe.co.ke]. Driven principally by the very rapid penetration of mobile phones in Kenya (82%), one of the services the company offers enables huge numbers of small-scale farmers to keep comprehensive ...

Training in urban community agriculture in Cameroon
Training in urban community agriculture in Cameroon 14 August 2014 PROTEGE QV

An agronomist assists a training participant to identify and break the eyelets on a plantain sucker. Photo: PROTEGE QVAs part of its urban agriculture programme, PROTEGE QV organised a training workshop in 2013 on the rapid multiplication of plantain “suckers” for planting. The workshop was organised to fulfil a need expressed by the urban community for the creation of plantations of this ...

Colnodo promotes indigenous languages in ICTs, innovative tools in Colombia
Colnodo promotes indigenous languages in ICTs, innovative tools in Colombia 14 August 2014 Colnodo

Through the Digital Household project targeted to beneficiaries of the national government’s 100,000 Free Homes programme, 4,533 people received basic training in the use of computers and the internet. Photo: ColnodoThe new web portal En Mi Idioma (In My Language) [www.enmiidioma.org/es], designed by Colnodo, is aimed at increasing the participation of Colombia’s indigenous communities in ...

Sustaining wireless networks in a war situation in Nigeria
Sustaining wireless networks in a war situation in Nigeria 08 August 2014 Fantsuam Foundation

Fantsuam se debate con el problema de la falta de energía eléctrica porque sus baterías solares están ya prontas para el recambio. Foto:Rob Baxter.Since July 2011, Fantsuam Foundation’s host communities in Kaduna state have witnessed ongoing communal strife that has left hundreds dead and homeless and destroyed livelihoods. At the height of the sectarian crisis, all local and internationa...

ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum
ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum 01 August 2014 ET

“As Africans we care about the internet, and not only about getting access to it but we also care about how, and by whom, it is governed,” says APCs Emilar Gandhi who recently returned from the African Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Abuja, Nigeria, where she co-organised a workshop on public access to information and communications technologies (ICTs). In an online interview, Emilar spo...

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