UK Department for International Development (DFID)
DFID provided core funding to APC through the Building Communication Opportunities (BCO) alliance from 2005 to 2007.
Their funding of the Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA) Component 1c projects in 2004, 2005 and 2006 was innovative and has seen key results in ICT policy advocacy in several African nations, as well as sparking the CICEWA and CI-LAC initiatives in East and West Africa and Andean South America respectively.
In 2005 DFID funded ItrainOnline and in 2002, 2003 and 2004 supported the Gender and ICT Evaluation Methodology (GEM).
APC launched its first ICT policy handbook “for beginners” in 2003 to critical acclaim. It was the first comprehensive guide for non-technicians. Now APC has published an entirely rewritten second edition, available free and online for anyone to download.
As with previous KM4Dev meetings, we want to use the opportunity of KM4Dev participants – new and old – getting together to discuss real issues with which we are dealing in our ongoing work. In other words, KM4Dev 2008 is meant to bring us together for collective thinking about a range of key challenges, solutions, experiments, and ideas with a view to helping each of us go back to our individual work contexts with renewed energy and new thoughts about how to do what we do –...
The APC WNSP and the Global Knowledge Partnership launched the Gender and ICT Awards to honor and bring international recognition to innovative and effective projects by women to use ICTs for the promotion of gender equality and/or women’s empowerment. Offered in 2003 and 2005, profiles of award winners and honorable mentions can be found in the Awards’ database.
CATIA was a three-year project supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to enable Africans to gain maximum benefits from the opportunity offered by ICTs and to act as catalysts for policy reform.
This guide is an attempt to add to the growing body of knowledge and experience on multi-stakeholder processes and partnerships, based on the practical experiences encountered during the three-year CATIA project on ICT policy advocacy.