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Partnership with ALIN to provide computers to not-for-profit organisations LONDON, UK 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 MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay 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...

New computer partnership to increase access to ICT in Rwanda
New computer partnership to increase access to ICT in Rwanda 24 November 2004 By Computer Aid International

APC member Computer Aid International will officially launch an exciting and innovative new partnership with a Rwandan not-for-profit, E-ICT. By providing an affordable solution to high cost computers, the partnership aims to increase access to ICT for schools and not-for-profits.

Training on free and open source software for NGOs
Training on free and open source software for NGOs 24 November 2004 By Foundation for Media Alternatives

The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), together with key free and open source software (FOSS) advocates in the country organized a training-workshop for Philippine non-government organizations (NGOs). Held on 28-29 October 2004 and attended by 30 participants from 18 organizations, the learnin...

Local content, local people, local languages: ICTs used to promote exchange of indigenous knowledge
Local content, local people, local languages: ICTs used to promote exchange of indigenous knowledge 23 November 2004 By ALIN-EA

Arid Lands Information Network – Eastern Africa (ALIN-EA) has successfully completed a one-year pilot phase of the Open Knowledge Network (OKN) East Africa project. OKN is a global initiative linking marginalized communities and facilitating information sharing through Information Communications T...

NGO.ZA, ICT Services for Civil Society
NGO.ZA, ICT Services for Civil Society 23 November 2004 By SANGONeT

APCmember SANGONeT launched a new joint venture, called NGO.ZA. The overall aim of NGO.ZA is to meet and respond to the South African NGO sector’s connectivity, hardware and e-business infrastructure requirements, and as a result, transform the information and communication technologies (ICT) ...

Peace-building in Croatia through community technology centres
Peace-building in Croatia through community technology centres 22 November 2004 By ZaMirNET

Telecentres in rural Croatia run by APC member ZaMirNET don’t just provide training facilities. They’re also bringing together neighbours of different ethnicities. “During the computer course, we were socialising with other nationalities. We were all in the same position of learning ne...

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