ICT policy

WSIS update: APC involvement in the Task Force on Financial Mechanisms
WSIS update: APC involvement in the Task Force on Financial Mechanisms 16 February 2005 Willie Currie

APC participated in the deliberations of the Task Force on Financial Mechanisms for ICTD, which was established at the World Summit for the Information Society in Geneva in December 2003. Anriette Esterhuysen, APC Executive Director, was appointed as a member of the Task Force, while Willie Currie, APC ICT Policy Manager, attended the two Task Force meetings as an alternate.

Panel debate: Financing the information society in the South
Panel debate: Financing the information society in the South 15 February 2005 ITeM

Instituto del Tercer Mundo (ITeM) and Third World Network (TWN) invite delegates and all WSIS stakeholders to a panel debate on the mechanisms to finance information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D). During the panel, the first outcomes of the ongoing research project by ITeM on the Southern perspectives at WSIS will be presented. It will be held on 21 February 2005 in Geneva.

South African policy activist becomes APC's new Communications and Information Policy Programme Manager
South African policy activist becomes APC's new Communications and Information Policy Programme Manager 30 September 2004 APCNews

Willie Currie joined APC as our policy programme manager in early September. Currently based in New York, from 1999-2002 Willie was a councillor with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and the South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (SATRA). In the mid ‘90s, he co-ordinated the telecommunications policy process that led to South Africa’s firs...

Why did ten APC members from around the world decide it was time to set up ICT policy portals in their countries?
Why did ten APC members from around the world decide it was time to set up ICT policy portals in their countries? 07 June 2004 KH

Ten APC members have created national portal websites tracking communications and information related policy in a joint initiative. The portals have been set up in Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Italy, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, Spain, the UK and Uruguay. APCNews asked some of the site administrators who were still putting last minute tou...

ICT policy: A beginner's handbook
ICT policy: A beginner's handbook 16 December 2003 APC/Ed. Chris Nicol

This book by APC lays out the issues and dispenses with the jargon to encourage more people to get involved in information and communications technology (ICT) policy processes. It is for people who feel that ICT policy is important but don’t know much about it.

Launch of Brazil's first Observatory of Public Policies on Infoinclusion
Launch of Brazil's first Observatory of Public Policies on Infoinclusion 03 December 2003 RITS

APC’s member in Brazil, RITS, set up the OPPI site as a web-based tool for monitoring, analyzing and undertaking projects and policies which contribute to infoinclusion, as well as covering other issues related to democratization of ICTs in Brazil.

Involving Civil Society in ICT Policy: The World Summit on the Information Society
Involving Civil Society in ICT Policy: The World Summit on the Information Society 02 October 2003 APC and CRIS

APC and the CRIS Campaign have been following the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process, and this publication highlights some of the principal issues at stake.

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