ICT for development

Human rights online and ICT4D – Two sides of the same coin
Human rights online and ICT4D – Two sides of the same coin 21 January 2014 Alexandra Groome and Shawna Finnegan

On 10 December, 2013, the Association for Progressive Communications and the Web We Want campaign hosted a workshop at the sixth annual Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Development conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Until recently, advocates for freedom on the internet have tended to operate in relative isolation from practitioners of ICT for Development. The workshop, entitled “ICT4D and Online Freedoms: Competing Paradigms or Converging Agendas?” featured a dozen...

Shifting cultures: ICTD2013 deconstructs development with choice and play
Shifting cultures: ICTD2013 deconstructs development with choice and play 13 January 2014 Shawna Finnegan

Cultural imperialism is recognised as one of the most insidious dangers of development projects, reinforcing Western values and relations of power. Creativity and innovation are familiar goals for many technology for development projects, however economic growth and supply-side development continue to dominate much of the development field, including ICT4D. These critiques were expressed by many ICT4D researchers, practitioners and advocates, as they came together from December 7th to 10th ...

APC at ICT and Development Conference 2013
APC at ICT and Development Conference 2013 05 December 2013 AG

The sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development will take place from 7-10 December in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference is an opportunity for APC to strengthen its networks in the ICTD community and engage in meaningful discussion in pertinent global issues including access, right to information, sustainable development, and women’s r...

Digital Empowerment Foundation honoured at ITU Forum for "Wireless for Communities" project
Digital Empowerment Foundation honoured at ITU Forum for "Wireless for Communities" project 20 November 2013

The Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), APC member in India, was honoured at the 2013 International Telecommunications Forum Telcom World in Bangkok on 19 November 2013 for the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) – Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Contest to Promote the Transformational Power of Broadband – “Connecting at the Roots”. I...

Google Big Tent Johannesburg
Google Big Tent Johannesburg 06 September 2013 AG

“The internet is the industrial revolution of our generation,” said Justin Stanford, Co-founder and CEO, 4Di Group at Big Tent Johannesburg on September 5 2013. Google hosts “Big Tents” around the world to stimulate and facilitate discussion about the socioeconomic impacts of the internet. APC’s Alexandra Groome, Emilar Vushe, and Phil Mincher attended, enthusias...

Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE)
Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE) 30 July 2013

Where free and open source software is a way of life, SPACE is an organisation formed and nurtured by a team of professionals and social activists from across Kerala who share the dream of freedom of knowledge. Freedom of knowledge is interrelated to freedoms in other spheres of activities and is fundamental to human development. The objective of SPACE is to promote the use of free and open sou...

Carlos Afonso delivers the opening speech at CSTD 16th session
Carlos Afonso delivers the opening speech at CSTD 16th session 06 June 2013

Carlos Afonso of APC’s member organisation in Brazil, Núcleo de Pesquisas, Estudos e Formação (Nupef), delivers a compelling opening speech at the 16th session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) in Geneva, 3-7 June 2013. “Ambassador Miguel Palomino de la Gala, Chair of the CSTD; Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD; Dr. Hamadoun ...

FIRE Awards deadline extended due to great public interest
FIRE Awards deadline extended due to great public interest 22 May 2013 Babusha Radhakissoon

Due to immense interest in the FIRE Programme Awards 2013, we are extending the deadline, again. We don‘’t want you to miss out, so here is your last opportunity to apply for the awards. The deadline for submission is now 31 May 2013! That gives you more time to apply. So get ready, and start applying. To join the select group of FIRE winners, you must apply for the 2013 Awards. The winn...

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