Strategic use of the internet

D-Island - Meeting and Collaborative Space for Development Practitioners
D-Island - Meeting and Collaborative Space for Development Practitioners 28 October 2010

D-Island is an open development space offered by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and their partners for the international development community. The following Frequently Asked Questions and answers provide general information about D-Island. What is D-Island? Is D-Island an online game? Who can use D-Island? Why should one use SecondLife to hold meetings? Is APC the first organisation to use SecondLife for tr...

Digital Natives want to Take Back the Tech!
Digital Natives want to Take Back the Tech! 02 September 2010 LC

Nighat wins!Digital rights activist in Pakistan, Nighat Dad writes in her blog “I came to the first day of the workshop with my own ideas of what the term “Digital Natives” can mean. But when I arrived, I saw mirrored in every participant’s eyes an eager and keen curiosity to explore the term further, and to contribute their own interpretations to the community.” Digital Natives ...

Towards an EngageMedia strategic plan
Towards an EngageMedia strategic plan 15 July 2010 EngageMedia

Over the past five years EngageMedia has established itself as a leading distribution platform of social justice videos from the Asia-Pacific Region. We are now entering a new phase and with it, a strategic plan to guide us through the next few years. A few months ago we had been approved funding from the Open Society Institute to write a strategic plan that would see the organisation build on ...

"Telling stories has this amazing power..."
"Telling stories has this amazing power..." 16 June 2010 Erika Smith

As part of APC WNSP´s MDG3 project Take Back the Tech! to eliminate violence against women taking place in 12 countries, a Feminist Tech Exchange on digital storytelling took place in Pakistan the second week of June with APC member Bytes for All and local partner Jehan Ara, passionate Take Back the Tech activist and president of P@SHA, the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITES....

The Feminist Tech eXchange - more than just a meet up
The Feminist Tech eXchange - more than just a meet up 14 June 2010 APC

In 2008, APC member Women’sNet partnered with the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and the APC women’s programme (APC WNSP) to bring the first Feminist Tech Exchange to South Africa. Preceding the AWID Forum held in Cape Town for delegates from around the world, the Feminist Tech Exchange was an enormously successful training exchange event. In 2009 Women’sNet was se...

eINDIA 2010 awards - nominations now open online
eINDIA 2010 awards - nominations now open online 11 May 2010 LC

eINDIA 2010 award nominations are now open online. Nominations are being accepted from individual participants, government organisations, NGOs, private institutions and enterprises, who have transformed a development opportunity into a sustainable enterprise through innovative use of ICTs. Please visit the eINDIA Awards website to learn more.

Does social networking make sense for government institutes?
Does social networking make sense for government institutes? 10 May 2010 Erika Smith

Doing a search for women´s institutes in Mexico yields few results – even though all women´s institutes are required by law to have websites. Mexico´s 2002 transparency law was heralded as key to ending corruption, a vindication of citizens’ right to know. Getting info out of the Federal Institute for Access to Public Information (IFAI) may not be crystal clear (in fact, women´s ele...

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