Strategic use of the internet

"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!

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

A woman at the FTX training learns to use a digital cameraIn 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.

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.

Networking Networks: Looking back to look ahead
Networking Networks: Looking back to look ahead 27 April 2010 Chad Lubelsky

Lots going on with the network of networks for a free and open internet project. First and foremost, apologies for the silence. At first it didn’t seem like there was too much to write about, and then it seemed like there was too much to write about.

Drupal … can it be used by non-developers?
Drupal … can it be used by non-developers? 27 April 2010 philippe bodart

If you enjoy tweaking the code that makes up the framework of a website, then Drupal is probably for you. This advanced content management system is more a developer platform than a traditional CMS. Its not to say that only developers can use the system though, but to say that they will feel more at home here than in the other two.

Network of networks: Strategic planning meeting
Network of networks: Strategic planning meeting 21 April 2010

The Network of Networks project aims to strengthen civil society influence in global public policy spaces that deal with internet policy issues through building a transglobal network of policy advocates working for an open and just information society. To do so we want to increase the capacity of organizations to understand, to intervene and to collaborate on internet governance issues. An advi...

Pakistan strategises around violence against women and tech
Pakistan strategises around violence against women and tech 23 March 2010 Jehan Ara

The morning of 19th February was one that we had been working toward for some time. There was anticipation and yet there was fear – anticipation because it was an important initiative that we were all excited to be a part of; fear that perhaps we had taken on more than we could handle, that the relevant people would not show up, etc. etc. But we needn’t have worried.

On content management systems
On content management systems 19 February 2010 Philippe Bodart

Whilst the majority of people are still only discussing Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal as the three best Open source Content Management Systems, more and more commercial Open source Content Mangement Systems are launched. These systems will be reviewed through first hand experience.

The problem of the information format (for networks)
The problem of the information format (for networks) 18 February 2010 Dr. Richard Rogers

This report seeks to understand how networks deal with information formats – are certain formats routinely filed away or deleted, whist others tend to circulate? The report provides an introduction to the some of the arguments about how to approach the problem of information formats (for networks). Subsequently, it describes each of the projects undertaken at the workshop, including the data ...