ICT for development

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 workers and other library users. The library also hosts public lectures and shows films on local heal...

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...

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. While a lot of interesting ideas came up during the course of the day, the one which causes me most concern...

Bangladesh Consultation on  7th IGF, WSIS+10 & Broadband Targets for 2015 of Broadband Commission
Bangladesh Consultation on 7th IGF, WSIS+10 & Broadband Targets for 2015 of Broadband Commission 09 May 2012 APC

A Multi-Stakeholders ‘Consultation on 7th Internet Governance Forum(IGF) , World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2012 (WSIS+10) & Broadband Commission for Digital Development’s broad Band action plan was organized at Conference Room of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on 7th May 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The consultation was jointly organized by...

ITU's Young Innovators 2012 Competition - call for projects
ITU's Young Innovators 2012 Competition - call for projects 08 May 2012 ITU

The ITU Telecom Young Innovators Competition 2012 is now accepting applications. The ITU is looking for socially engaged young people and identify projects with a genuine potential to succeed. In addition to the up to CHF 10 000 of funding for the 12 finalist projects/concepts, we also seek to build a cohesive international community of social entrepreneurs and a network of mentors, who would h...

Awards for libraries that improve economic wellbeing
Awards for libraries that improve economic wellbeing 04 April 2012 APC

EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) has launched its first innovation award call – for libraries offering services that use ICT to improve economic wellbeing of the community. The award is the first of four EIFL-PLIP Innovation Awards for public and community libraries in developing and transition countries. EIFL-PLIP is accepting written applications in four languages ...

Spectrum use in Latin America: relevant aspects, conclusions and recommendations
Spectrum use in Latin America: relevant aspects, conclusions and recommendations 10 January 2012 Carlos A. Afonso

APC’s “open spectrum” initiative aims to provide an understanding of spectrum regulation by examining the situation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In this synthesis, the project’s consultant Carlos Afonso brings together the most important aspects of the studies in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.

14 new public library services using ICT for development
14 new public library services using ICT for development 21 November 2011 APC

Smart phones, an Internet-enabled library on wheels, online medical consultations, websites and webinars, SMS – 14 more public libraries are using cutting-edge ICT to serve community information needs and to contribute to local and national development goals. The fourteen new public library services were launched this month in Africa, Latin America and Europe, with support from EIFL (Electron...

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