ICT for development

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 of participatory development. Their reach and practices are a unique way of reaching and involving pe...

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...

Two public libraries win award for innovative health services
Two public libraries win award for innovative health services 19 September 2012 APC

Two public libraries have won the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) award for contribution to community health. Congratulations, and a prize of US$1,500, go to public libraries in Africa and Europe: • Hoima Public Library in Uganda, whose ‘Improving Community Health through ICT’ service provides free internet access and computer and online research training for health w...

Create, connect, transform: Allied Media Conference engages media & communications tools to improve communities
Create, connect, transform: Allied Media Conference engages media & communications tools to improve communities 13 July 2012 Lisa Cyr and Mallory Knodel

From June 28th to July 1st 2012, grassroots organisations from the US, Canada and Mexico, came together at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, Michigan to “cultivate strategies for a more just and creative world.” Alternative media organisations, rights groups, queer and trans activists were among a variety of progressive and advocacy organisations who came together to share concrete to...

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