ICT for development

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 Source Software (FOSS) in academics, governance, for corporate and individual use, and for employment g...

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 Touré, Secretary-General of the ITU, in the name of whom I wish to salute all present authorities; ...

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...

Strengthening Human Rights and Public Voices through Community Radio in Bangladesh
Strengthening Human Rights and Public Voices through Community Radio in Bangladesh 27 February 2013 APC

Strengthening Human Rights and Public Voices through Community Radio in Bangladesh AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR| CEO| Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication| ceo@bnnrc.net| 01711881647 Community media are widely recognized by governments, international development agencies, and civil society organizations alike as key agents o...

Powerful impact as public libraries enter ICT4D arena
Powerful impact as public libraries enter ICT4D arena 21 February 2013 APC

Powerful impact as public libraries enter ICT4D arena Public libraries are effective and reliable partners in community development, reaching many thousands of people through networks, according to impact assessment results of 13 innovative public library services. The results, newly released by EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP – www.eifl.net/plip), reflect outcomes...

A quick report on the CSSA presidential awards breakfast
A quick report on the CSSA presidential awards breakfast 12 November 2012 Alexandra Groome

APC Staff at the CSSA presidential awards breakfast, November 8 2012 The Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA) President’s Awards exclusive business breakfast was held at the Montecasino Ballroom in Johannesburg on Thursday November 8, 2012 bright and early at 7:00AM! APC staff Eunice Mwesigwa, Maya Sooka, Jan Moolman, and Alexandra Groome attended because our very own executive director, ...

ICTs: A THREAT TO GLOBAL HEALTH?
ICTs: A THREAT TO GLOBAL HEALTH? 12 October 2012 Alexandra Groome

In the past two decades, smart phones have dramatically reshaped the way that we socialize with friends and family, share information, conduct business, and entertain ourselves in our day to day lives. We are living in a society dominated by wireless devices, which is unprecedented in human history. We are absolutely nuts about technology. Information communication technologies (ICTs) have n...

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