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.

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 of p

APC's Anriette Esterhuysen a finalist for IT personality of the year
APC's Anriette Esterhuysen a finalist for IT personality of the year 01 December 2012

Now in its 34th year, the IT Personality of the Year recognises a person who has made an outstanding impact on the South African ICT industry and a significant contribution to the ICT profession. Among this year’s five finalists (out of 10 nominees) was APC Executive director, Anriette Esterhuysen.

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!

GISWatch 2012 :  Focus on the internet and corruption
GISWatch 2012 : Focus on the internet and corruption 29 October 2012 APC

GISWatch 2012 explores how the internet is being used to ensure transparency and accountability, the challenges that civil society activists face in fighting corruption, and when the internet fails as an enabler of a transparent and fair society.

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.

Communicating research for influence: Strategies and challenges for bringing about change
Communicating research for influence: Strategies and challenges for bringing about change 21 September 2012 APC

Communicating research for influence is not easy. We designed this manual based on our success stories and challenges in communicating research for influence. We translated our knowledge and expertise into tips that other organisations or campaigners may find useful.

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.

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.”

Copyright and the digital divide
Copyright and the digital divide 09 July 2012 Sonia Randhawa

It’s day two of the ‘Informal’ Asia Europe Foundation meeting on human rights and ICTs, and we’re split up into workshops to discuss recommendations that will go to the Foundation’s ministerial meeting in November: I’m in the workshop on digital divide.