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Partnership will provide 1000s of low-cost computers for development work in dry lands of East Africa LONDON, UK 10 September 2004 By http://www.computeraid.org/

APC members ALIN-EA and Computer Aid have come together in order to extend low cost PCs to not-for-profit community development groups working in the rural dry lands across East Africa. The partnership has already shipped 450 fully refurbished Pentium II and Pentium III computers to Nairobi for dis...

The Zitt Geeks - Young Nigerians turn to computing to improve their job prospects BAYANLOCO 02 September 2004 By Karen Higgs for APCNews

The Fantsuam Foundation provides refurbished computers to civil society organisations and partners, runs computer training centres and offers the only internet connection for hundreds of miles around in rural Nigeria. All this in Kafanchan State where electricity is often unavailable and innovators ...

ALERT: Bulgarian government ignores impact assessment in rush to build nuclear power plant
ALERT: Bulgarian government ignores impact assessment in rush to build nuclear power plant 31 August 2004

Bulgarian environmental organisations have formed a coalition protesting the planned construction of a second nuclear power plant in Bulgaria. “The government has already announced that the decision for constructing the plant is made despite the fact that the public hearings and an environmental i...

Catalysing a Gender and ICT Advocacy Movement: First APC women’s programme policy conference for change and empowerment
Catalysing a Gender and ICT Advocacy Movement: First APC women’s programme policy conference for change and empowerment 31 August 2004 By APC WNSP

“We are constantly urged to make the case for gender and ICT,” said Karen Banks, former coordinator of the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme in her opening address to the APC WNSP’s first gender and ICT policy conference, “ICT policy makers, funders, governments and even civil socie...

First annual "ICTs and civil society" conference to take place in March 2005
First annual "ICTs and civil society" conference to take place in March 2005 30 August 2004 By SANGONeT

APC member, the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT), will be organising its first annual "ICTs and Civil Society" conference to take place from 2-4 March 2005 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Hands-on workshop on free software targets women technicians from Southern Africa
Hands-on workshop on free software targets women technicians from Southern Africa 30 August 2004 By APCNews

From 6-10 September 2004 in Johannesburg, South Africa, APC member Women’sNet hosted a southern Africa-wide workshop to build awareness of and demonstrate the potential use of free and open source software (FOSS) in the non-profit sector, and women’s organisations specifically.

New report: Bridging the Gender Digital Divide – Challenges in Central and Eastern Europe and the ex-Soviet states
New report: Bridging the Gender Digital Divide – Challenges in Central and Eastern Europe and the ex-Soviet states 30 August 2004 By APCNews

A research study “Bridging the Gender Digital Divide: A Report on Gender and Information and Communication Technologies in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS)” produced by UNIFEM in collaboration with UNDP and Lenka Simerska and Katerina Fialova of the...

Agreement to increase access to refurbished computers in Africa
Agreement to increase access to refurbished computers in Africa 30 August 2004 By Computer Aid International

Every year in the UK approximately 3 million PCs are decommissioned and are no longer in use. A great many of these un-used PCs are in fine working order. Yet, in the developing world 99% of schoolchildren graduate from high school not having seen or touched a computer in the classroom. APC member i...

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