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Open Spectrum For Development: Kenya Case Study
Open Spectrum For Development: Kenya Case Study 16 December 2009 Muriuki Mureithi PhD

At the regulatory layer, Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) is a key actor with a legal mandate on spectrum management in Kenya. Kenya Communications Act 1998, Kenya Communications Act 2010, and subsequent subsidiary legislation as promulgated by the Minister define the CCK’s mandate. Appeals Tribunal arbitrates any disputes arising from implementation of the enabling legislation. Also read the article Opening up spectrum can prevent Kenya from running out or read the other country re...

Global Information Society Watch 2008: Focus on access to infrastructure
Global Information Society Watch 2008: Focus on access to infrastructure 22 October 2009 APC, Hivos and ITeM

How do we ensure access to the internet is a human right enjoyed by everyone? This is one of the critical questions asked by an annual publication that highlights the importance of people’s access to information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure – as well as where and how countries are getting it right or wrong, and what can be done about it. Global Information Society Watch 2008, published in print and online by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the T...

Open Institute
Open Institute 14 May 2008

The Open Institute is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization that envisions Cambodia as a country in which widespread access to high quality education, information, communications and technology lead to a more developed and just society. Our mission is to ensure that the benefits of technology for social and economic advance are usable in Cambodian society. While the strategy of the...

Computer Aid International
Computer Aid International 03 March 2008

Computer Aid International is a UK-based charity and social enterprise that works with ICT to alleviate poverty and overcome discrimination and disadvantage. It receives large numbers of donated computers and other ICT equipment which is refurbished and provided to local in-country partners and projects. Some 300,000 computers have been provided in over 100 countries. Computer Aid promotes...

Associació Pangea - Coordinadora Comunicació per a la Cooperació
Associació Pangea - Coordinadora Comunicació per a la Cooperació 23 January 2008

Pangea is an independent non-profit organisation founded in 1993 to promote the strategic use of communication networks and ICTs for development and social justice. It promotes that the sharing of information, knowledge and technical resources among organisations and social movements for the effective and strategic use of ICTs, especially the internet, in a sustainable way, respecting the diver...

Web Networks
Web Networks 22 January 2008

Web Networks’ mission is to contribute to building a self-reliant online community based on non-profit enterprise, cooperation and mutual aid which can support, maintain and defend principles of social responsibility, ecology and economic justice. To these ends, Web Networks provides appropriate and innovative communication technology and resources. Web Networks also seeks to foster healthy a...

Women'sNet
Women'sNet 06 November 2007

Women’sNet works to advance gender equality and justice in South Africa through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). It provides training and promotes content that supports women, girls, and women’s and gender organisations and networks to take control of their own content and ICT use. Recognising that ICTs are a gendered tool, Women’sNet seeks to address gen...

The community telecentre cookbook for Africa: Recipes for self-sustainability
The community telecentre cookbook for Africa: Recipes for self-sustainability 13 April 2001 Mike Jensen and Anriette Esterhuysen

People living in developing countries are becoming increasingly aware of the powerful role that new information and communication technologies can play to help them in their struggle for education, democracy, and economic and social development. However, with six billion people on the planet and only about 800 million telephone lines, more than half of the world’s population have not yet made...

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