Strategic use of the internet

Kelele: Annual African Bloggers Conference
Kelele: Annual African Bloggers Conference 13 October 2008 Collins Mbalo

Drums were a common source of conveying information in traditional African Society.It is therefore fitting that the drum is being used as the symbol for Africa's innagural bloggers conference and initiative dubbed "Kelele" which is a swahili word for "a Shout" or "noise".

Pro-poor ICT access resource kit
Pro-poor ICT access resource kit 06 October 2008

In order to reduce poverty and foster inclusive development through affordable access to the internet, APC developed a resource kit for realising a universal access agenda, present promising options, experiences, lessons and opportunities in pro-poor access provision in developing societies.

Blogging on the impact of multilateral finance institutions in Uruguay
Blogging on the impact of multilateral finance institutions in Uruguay 30 July 2008 AL

Watchdogs ITeM has been coordinating IFIwatchnet since 2005. This novel initiative in international NGO networking, currently in its sixth year of operation, connects organisations worldwide that monitor international financial institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank, the IMF and regional development banks. Formed in response to a call by civil society groups to maximise the effectiveness o...

Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)
Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) 03 June 2008

The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) is a multistakeholder platform for people and institutions interested in information and communications technology (ICT) policy and regulation. It was established in 2003 as part of APC's project on Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA). The network seeks to act as a catalyst for reform in the ICT sector in support of the national aim of ICT-enabled...

Rapid Response Network (RRN)
Rapid Response Network (RRN) 28 May 2008

The Rapid Response Network (RRN) is an initiative that is aimed towards ensuring that rights of expression, communication, association and protest on the internet are protected. More specifically, to enable people and organisations to use information and communications technologies for social justice and equality. APC has long been concerned with trends that show that such rights are being viol...

Web 2.0 tools for development
Web 2.0 tools for development 21 May 2008

While the media is praising spaces like Facebook and YouTube for online social networking,APC is concerned with what Web 2.0 tools can do for people who don’t have good internet access and equipment. In mid-2007, APC joined a partnership of like-minded organisations with which it organised a large conference around this preoccupation. Two months later, APC co-organised a Web 2.0 skills sharin...

Cooperativa Sulá Batsú
Cooperativa Sulá Batsú 20 May 2008

Sulá Batsú is a cooperative, founded in 2005, based on solidarity economy. It aims to encourage and strengthen local development by working with organisations, social enterprises, community networks and social movements at the national, regional and global level. Sulá Batsú approaches this goal through different lines of work: digital technologies, art and culture, m...

Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev)
Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) 19 May 2008

As with previous KM4Dev meetings, we want to use the opportunity of KM4Dev participants – new and old – getting together to discuss real issues with which we are dealing in our ongoing work. In other words, KM4Dev 2008 is meant to bring us together for collective thinking about a range of key challenges, solutions, experiments, and ideas with a view to helping each of us go back to ...

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...

Map: APC networking and collaboration
Map: APC networking and collaboration 24 April 2008 APC

At meetings in 2006 and 2007, APC asked members to map the collaboration they carry out with other member organisations and APC programmes. The results are charted on this map. The map also includes networking between members that is not directly related to APC’s work. It also maps collaboration facilitated by the APC membership exchange fund, which provides up to two thousand dollars fo...

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