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BlueLink's Balkans partnership initiative included in a United Nations online clearinghouse on environment SOFIA, Bulgaria 30 July 2004

An environmental portal that pools information from eight different environmental partners in the Balkans has become part of a United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) clearinghouse which showcases good practices. The UN initiative is expected to make implementation of the 1998 Aarhus C...

Letsatsi - "helping you grow with ICTs" JOHANNESBURG, South Africa 30 July 2004 By SANGONeT

"Letsati" is a Setswana word meaning sun. This new discussion forum series, offered by APC member SANGONeT, aims to demonstrate the practical benefits of technology to the South African non-profit sector.

African citizens in the information society - a new publication from ENDA
African citizens in the information society - a new publication from ENDA 30 July 2004

This advocacy document produced by APC member in Senegal, ENDA, presents the major issues faced by African countries in relation to their inclusion in the information society, as perceived by women. It’s a tool for public, private and civil society stakeholders and decision-makers for integrat...

After nine years at the helm of the Women's Programme, Karen Banks moves into advocacy for APC full-time
After nine years at the helm of the Women's Programme, Karen Banks moves into advocacy for APC full-time 30 July 2004 By APCNews

A major change for APC programmes occurred in July. Karen Banks has moved over to become APC’s Networking and Advocacy Coordinator and her former role of manager of the APC women’s programme (APC WNSP) will be taken on by well-known Philippine gender and technology advocate, Chat Garcia ...

Briefing papers towards Tunis 2005
Briefing papers towards Tunis 2005 30 July 2004 By ITeM

APC member, the Third World Institute (Instituto del Tercer Mundo, ITeM) has launched a research project intended to contribute to the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) decision-making process. Research will be focused on key issues of interest to developing countrie...

Basic Information System on Colombian Municipalities
Basic Information System on Colombian Municipalities 30 July 2004 By Colnodo

The SisBIM helps decision-makers in local governments make informed decisions regarding planning for development by providing a series of key indicators and essential geo-information. It also serves as a ‘sustainable development observatory’ where citizens can find basic development info...

Cambodians have access to Khmer-language email software for the first time
Cambodians have access to Khmer-language email software for the first time 30 July 2004 By Open Forum of Cambodia

Until now, a native Cambodian has needed to be able to read in a foreign language to be able to send email in Cambodia. Software was not available in Khmer. But APC’s member organisation in Cambodia, the Open Forum, is changing that. The KhmerOS portal, set up earlier this year to bring togeth...

1000 Brazilian communities in areas of extreme poverty to get telecentres
1000 Brazilian communities in areas of extreme poverty to get telecentres 30 July 2004 By RITS

New partners mean that RITS APC member in Rio de Janeiro is drawing up a blue-print for the set-up and operation of 1000 telecentres in municipalities situated in areas of extreme poverty throughout Brazil. This follows RITS’ experience working with the government in Brazil’s largest cit...

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