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A draft policy framework on gender and ICT for the Philippines MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay 29 November 2004 By APCNews

In 2003, WomensHub developed a draft policy framework document entitled Gender and ICT in the Philippines: A Draft Policy Framework. The paper covers the emerging digital and gender divides, the national ICT situation in the Philippines, including the current national ICT policies.

D3 tested at Australian Centre for the Moving Image MELBOURNE, Australia 27 November 2004 By c2o

D3 – a prototype public multimedia interactive created by APC member in Melbourne, c2o- is a storytelling engine which explores a sense of place by mapping trails through a city.

FMA joins Media-Governance initiative; introduces Communication Rights framework
FMA joins Media-Governance initiative; introduces Communication Rights framework 27 November 2004 By FMA

In line with its goal of helping empower communities through information and communications and advancing the agenda for Communication Rights, the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) has joined some of the most active NGO stakeholders in Philippine mass media to launch a campaign for reforms in ...

Wireless internet improves market access conditions for farmers in Peru
Wireless internet improves market access conditions for farmers in Peru 26 November 2004 By CEPES

A project using wireless technology to link small-scale farmers in a desert valley in Peru is helping farmers by providing and generating local information online. The living conditions of more than 6,000 rural workers is being directly affected. APC member in Lima, CEPES, is providing technical sup...

ICT policy: far from gender neutral
ICT policy: far from gender neutral 26 November 2004 By APCNews

Women’s organizations are dealing with so many priority issues, it’s hard to see information and communication technologies (ICT) as anything more than a tool to facilitate their work. For this reason 16 members of the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) came togeth...

Partnership with ALIN to provide computers to not-for-profit organisations
Partnership with ALIN to provide computers to not-for-profit organisations 26 November 2004 By Computer Aid International

London-based NGO and APC member, Computer Aid International recenlty launched a new partnership with APC member ALIN in Nairobi. “Computer Aid has already provided over 2,500 quality refurbished PC to non-profit organisations in Kenya”, commented Tony Roberts, Computer Aid Founder and Chief Exec...

Progressive programmers from across the APC and beyond gather in South Africa
Progressive programmers from across the APC and beyond gather in South Africa 26 November 2004 By APCNews

Progressive technology organisations all over the world met in Cape Town to discuss the future of the free content management system – ActionApps. ActionApps is a software that makes websites easier to manage and more dynamic and facilitates the creation of portal sites, improving the visibili...

ICT literacy training across southern Africa develops awareness as well as skills
ICT literacy training across southern Africa develops awareness as well as skills 25 November 2004 By APCNews

“People won’t benefit from improved access to digital networks, if the necessary capabilities to select, apply and interpret the available information are not better developed”, says Arnold Pietersen of CECS. With oversight from ICT NGOs from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Sw...

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