Strategic use of the internet

Bangladesh: Government urged not to ink any deal with IMF
Bangladesh: Government urged not to ink any deal with IMF 18 September 2007 The Daily Star

Speakers at a discussion in Dhaka on September 17 asked Bangadesh’s government not to sign any agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to protect the country’s interests. APC-member VOICE demanded transparency and accountability on the part of the government.

Shut-down campaign for British care workers goes back online and campaigners use new e-tactics
Shut-down campaign for British care workers goes back online and campaigners use new e-tactics 17 September 2007 APC

A couple of weeks ago we blogged that workers employed in care homes in north London (UK) were told by their employer — a private company called Fremantle — that their wages were being cut by 30%, their hours increased, their sick pay become a thing of the past, and their pensions reduced, triggering an online campaign from LabourStart which was then taken offline following letters to LaborStart’s internet service provider from Freemantle. The campaign continues. Read ...

Why I blog
Why I blog 10 September 2007 APC

On September 9, we were on the road. The Digital Citizen Indaba (DCI), a one-day event about blogging in Africa got under way. But more than making a diary simply public, discussions started by asking why vloggers, photobloggers and bloggers actually blog.

Online campaign for British care workers shut down. New international campaign springs up to take its place.
Online campaign for British care workers shut down. New international campaign springs up to take its place. 10 September 2007 APC

The Labourstart campaign to get justice for care workers in London who have had their wages cut and their sick pay removed has had to go international as the employer put pressure on their internet service provider to close down the campaign site.

The Telecentre Knowledge Network Wiki
The Telecentre Knowledge Network Wiki 18 July 2007 APC

The Telecentre Knowledge Network Wiki is a comprehensive reference source about the practice of building and sustaining telecentres. It is a central place for people to share what they know about telecentres and learn from the experiences of others.

Harambee small grant helps Viva Network Africa put the net into networking
Harambee small grant helps Viva Network Africa put the net into networking 28 May 2007 Erika Smith for APCNews

Viva Network sees effective networking among Christian organisations as a stepping-stone to making a difference for the children of the world. Its focus on networking training, governance, and facilitation makes Viva Network a perfect example of the benefits of collaborative effort – just what the Harambee Small Grants Facility was founded to support.

The fight against HIV/AIDS armed with blogs, wikis and emails
The fight against HIV/AIDS armed with blogs, wikis and emails 14 May 2007 FD for APCNews

Often, people working in prevention of HIV/Aids experience difficulties in gaining an overview of successes and failures of HIV/Aids programmes in the most affected countries. The key information about vulnerable segments of the population who are not yet enrolled in these programmes is generally absent. It is around these two reasons that Réseau Sida Afrique’s work revolves. APCNews asked s...

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 aim...

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 t...

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.

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