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After nine years at the helm of the Women's Programme, Karen Banks moves into advocacy for APC full-time MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay 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 MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay 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...

Voices that must be heard - RITS reports on the latest round of the information society summit, WSIS
Voices that must be heard - RITS reports on the latest round of the information society summit, WSIS 30 July 2004

"The situation that was created in Hammamet makes it plain that there’s an urgent need to overcome the barrier to participation by organisations from civil society in the South." This is the conclusion of APC member in Brazil, RITS, at the conclusion of the first PrepCom of the second phase of...

Planning director of RITS, Carlos Afonso, takes seat on body which governs .br
Planning director of RITS, Carlos Afonso, takes seat on body which governs .br 30 July 2004

Carlos Afonso of RITS has been elected to the Brazilian committee which manages the internet in Brazil and controls .br. The election results were announced on July 15. He is one of four representatives from civil society. Other sectors represented are the scientific community, the business and tele...

ICT policy set to change – Minister of Information and Communication backs change for the better
ICT policy set to change – Minister of Information and Communication backs change for the better 27 July 2004 By APCNews

Kenya’s new Minister of Information and Communication, Hon. Raphael Tuju, has announced his support for the liberalisation and advancement of ICT policy in Kenya following a week-long ICT policy advocacy workshop in Nairobi organised by APC. The multi-stakeholder workshop – which ran from 19-23 ...

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