UNESCO

UNESCO is the UN agency responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication.

UNESCO funded the Multi-Media Toolkit (MMTK) project in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

in 2017, APC is working with UNESCO to develop universal internet indicators, a draft set of which will be published in 2018.

Defining internet universality indicators: Participate in the first phase of the online consultation!
Defining internet universality indicators: Participate in the first phase of the online consultation! 22 June 2017

In 2015, UNESCO put the concept of “Internet Universality” at the heart of its work to promote an internet that works for all. Internet Universality points to four “fundamental norms that have been embodied in the broad evolution of the Internet to date, and which provide a comprehensive way to understand how multiple different aspects are part of a wider whole.” These norms – known for short as the ROAM principles – are concerned with: Rights (R) Openness (O) Accessibility (A) Mu...

UNESCO’s IPDC gives go ahead for Internet Universality Indicators
UNESCO’s IPDC gives go ahead for Internet Universality Indicators 27 November 2018 UNESCO

“The project to develop Internet Universality Indicators is at the very heart of UNESCO’s mandate. It is one of the best examples of UNESCO supporting its Member States in addressing digital gaps and contributing to sustainable development,” commented the Representative of Sweden, one of the donors of the project, at the 31st session of the IPDC (International Programme for Development of Communication) Council. “A UNESCO analysis of above 50 existing instruments of Internet principle...

UNESCO: Open Forum on "Measuring a free, open, rights based and inclusive internet"
UNESCO: Open Forum on "Measuring a free, open, rights based and inclusive internet" 18 October 2018 UNESCO

Republished from UNESCO website: Having completed a two-year global multi-stakeholder consultation process on defining Internet Universality Indicators including one workshop discussion conducted at IGF 2017, UNESCO takes the occasion to present the final outcome of the indicators framework and engage further with IGF stakeholders on how to promote R.O.A.M principles (Rights, Openness, Accessib...

Help UNESCO finalise the draft Internet Universality Indicators
Help UNESCO finalise the draft Internet Universality Indicators 11 December 2017

UNESCO is pleased to present the first draft of “Internet Universality Indicators”, as an interim outcome following the first phase of consultation which included 24 face-to-face consultation meetings in 21 countries and attracted 165 online contributions in six UN official languages. UNESCO thus kicks off the second phase of the consultation and invites all stakeholders to p...

Internet Universality Indicators: Join us in a Twitter-interview!
Internet Universality Indicators: Join us in a Twitter-interview! 13 October 2017

Internet Universality Indicators: What are they? How are they going to be used? Will they be able to influence policy? UNESCO’s project to define Internet Universality Indicators aims to build a framework of indicators that can be used to assess levels of achievement, in individual countries, of the four fundamental "ROAM" principles included in the Internet Universality concept: R – t...

Mobilising the internet governance landscape in Africa
Mobilising the internet governance landscape in Africa 29 August 2015

African participation in internet governance, be it in technical, social or political spheres, is scarce – internally, in terms of the continent’s needs, as well as externally, in comparison to the role that other regions have played in the global internet governance arena. Only a few African countries have established sustainable open and inclusive policy discussion forums where government...

ItrainOnline
ItrainOnline 30 October 2007

ItrainOnline is a partnership involving eight organisations with particular experience in capacity building in development contexts. It aims to assist civil society organizations (CSOs) and other development actors in developing countries to confront the challenges posed by new information and communications technologies (ICTs). In seeking to overcome skills gaps in development, it connects peo...

The community telecentre cookbook for Africa: Recipes for self-sustainability
The community telecentre cookbook for Africa: Recipes for self-sustainability 13 April 2001 Mike Jensen and Anriette Esterhuysen

People living in developing countries are becoming increasingly aware of the powerful role that new information and communication technologies can play to help them in their struggle for education, democracy, and economic and social development. However, with six billion people on the planet and only about 800 million telephone lines, more than half of the world’s population have not yet made...

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