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APC member in Bulgaria is a finalist in the Stockholm Challenge MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay 05 February 2004 By APCNews

APC is delighted to announce that BlueLink’s project “Regional Environmental Content Sharing in the South Eastern European (SEE) Region” has made it to the final of the Stockholm Challenge Awards for pioneering IT projects worldwide. The platform designed for non-profit users became one of the...

New intellectual property law forces Cambodians to start developing their own Khmer-language software PHNOM PENH, Cambodia 04 February 2004 By APCNews

“We envision, in 2007, a country where Cambodians can learn and use computers in their own language, a country that does not have to change to a new language in order to use computers!” say the activists behind the new KhmerOS initiative. Until now, computer use in Cambodia has been mostly in En...

Advancing rural women’s empowerment in Southern Africa through ICTs
Advancing rural women’s empowerment in Southern Africa through ICTs 04 February 2004 By Women'sNet

Women’sNet, an APC member in South Africa, is hosting a regional workshop to be held in Johannesburg in February which will bring together women’s organisations, government officials, and gender and development practitioners and researchers, involved in gender and information and communi...

ICT4D newsletter from Ecuador gets facelift
ICT4D newsletter from Ecuador gets facelift 02 February 2004

Since 1997, Intercom – Ecuanex, APC member in Ecuador, has published ‘Conexión’ a newsletter featuring resources and news on the use of internet for the democratisation of communication and human development. Now since edition no. 58, thanks to the support of the International Institute for ...

Stakeholders meet to discuss an all-inclusive information society in Kenya
Stakeholders meet to discuss an all-inclusive information society in Kenya 31 January 2004 By ALIN-EA

Kenya needs a workable and all-inclusive ICT policy and this is only possible through a partnership approach. This was the conclusion of a stakeholder’s forum held in Nairobi in November 2003 that brought together members of the government, the private sector and civil society organizations inter...

Farmers and local government in rural Peru use free APC software
Farmers and local government in rural Peru use free APC software 29 January 2004 By APCNews

CEPES, one of APC’s newest members, has trained participants in a rural-urban information service to set up a portal and exchange agricultural information from six telecentres in a remote area of the northern Peruvian sierras. A replication of the course is being organised for staff at the Per...

Choike at the WSF
Choike at the WSF 17 January 2004 By Ann

Reports and news on the fourth edition of the World Social Forum, which had its venue for the first time in Asia. This year the Forum, held in Mumbai, focused on imperialist globalization, religious sectarianism, identity politics and fundamentalism, castes, racism and social exclusion, patriarchy a...

Idlelo - First African Conference on Digital Commons
Idlelo - First African Conference on Digital Commons 16 January 2004

The conference addressed the challenges and opportunities of the creation and use of free / open source software and open content and their development potential for Africa. The conference had both strategic and practical objectives, as it sought to bring together participants from government, educa...

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