Strategic use of the internet

Ever heard of soil health? If not, networking is taking it to your front door
Ever heard of soil health? If not, networking is taking it to your front door 09 May 2007 FD for APCNews

The Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA) is a capacity building organisation for librarians, information specialists, scientists, researchers and students of sub-Saharan Africa. Better said, it assists them in mastering information and communication technology. APCNews talked to Gracian Chimwaza, executive director of ITOCA, about the organisation’s latest project aimed at groups working on ‘soil health’. The goal? Help them locate and access information cost-ef...

AllAfrica.com ... on ICT4D
AllAfrica.com ... on ICT4D 19 April 2007 APC

AllAfrica.com has this story titled Nigeria: ICT as a Development Tool which looks at examples from Nigeria, Bangladesh and Ethiopia. It says: “Other examples are India, where the biggest obsession right now is the mobile phone; Mozambique, where ICT is being used to tackle the malaria scourge; Uganda, where [GNU]Linux-based solar power Wifi VOIP stations are being used to bring ICTs to the locals and Rwanda, where the technology is being deployed to curtail the spread of HIV and speed ...

Rococo BarCamp, Montreal 18-19-20 May 2007
Rococo BarCamp, Montreal 18-19-20 May 2007 17 April 2007 APC

Rococo BarCamp will gathers collaboratives practiciens, geeks, researchers, artists, and community workers around this theme: AccidentalLinking: "Common ground, shared solutions" We invite you to our unconference, to share insights, wisdom and knowledge, and learn from others about collaboration, creativity and self-management.

re:publica, or the blogger pilgrimage to Berlin
re:publica, or the blogger pilgrimage to Berlin 12 April 2007 APC

Re:publica is on in Berlin! This blogger conference is a first for Germany and that might help to explain its success. More than 600 people showed up already to discuss what tools to use for blogging, what censorship in Egypt implies and what politics 2.0 means.

e-Governance in Nepal
e-Governance in Nepal 27 March 2007 APC

Blog for creating awareness in community, government bureaucracy and all concerned about ICT, e-Governance, citizen services, poverty alleviation through ICT and contribute empowering society into knowledge based society

Ungana-Afrika connecting advice centres in rural South Africa
Ungana-Afrika connecting advice centres in rural South Africa 12 March 2007 Ungana-Afrika

APC-member in South Africa, Ungana-Afrika, is in the middle of a rural connectivity initiative that targets legal advice centres. Communication capacity is being beefed-up in the rural area of South Africa. Ten advice centres are already on Ungana-Afrika’s eRiders roadmap. And they’re moving fast.

SANGONeT ... attempting a rescue of poorly performing telecentres
SANGONeT ... attempting a rescue of poorly performing telecentres 29 January 2007 APC

APC member SANGONeT features in this report titled South Africa: Rescue Attempt On Poorly Performing Telecentres. Says the Johannesburg-datelined report in Business Day, which is South Africa’s major business-oriented daily: “Dozens of telecentres set up to take telecommunications services to rural areas have been an absolute waste of time and money, says an organisation trying to s...

WSF coverage: What a day!
WSF coverage: What a day! 24 January 2007 APC

It was no ordinary day at the Forum yesterday. An angry crowd protested, stopped the traffic, and created confusion. It was the worthy WSF that found itself at the end of the of the protesters’’ anger. Some 200 them from the slums demanded to be let into the stadium, forcing Forum organiser Jose Chacon to order the giant metal gates open.

The internet in Latin America... from the eyes of its protagonists
The internet in Latin America... from the eyes of its protagonists 21 January 2007 APC

Check this blog by Jose Sorian titled “la historia de Internet en ALC por sus protagonistas” at http://interred.wordpress.com/. Thanks to Adolfo Dunayevich of APC for putting out the link. Some other links on that blog’s blog-roll: Convergencias de gente en la red; LANIC – Historia de Internet en ALC; and recuerdos de la red.

India looks out for models, skills on community radio
India looks out for models, skills on community radio 18 January 2007 APC

Looking at a few available models, social groups interested in entering the field of non-commercial ‘community radio’ broadcasting are actively assessing models for the same.

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