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Evaluation report on APC's Communications and Information Policy Programme 13 December 2007 Debbie Budlender

From August 2005 until April 2006, an evaluation of APC’s information and communication technology (ICT) policy involvement from 2002 to mid-2005 was carried out by an independent consultant. “The overall conclusion from this evaluation has to be that APC is an energetic, active, committed or...

The role of information and communication technologies in the development of African women 06 December 2007 Jennifer Radloff, Natasha Primo and Alice Munyua

This paper sets out to look at the question to information and communication technologies (ICTs) in relation to women’s development in Africa. The emphasis is on current issues and the paper highlights key issues and challenges faced by women in Africa and to a smaller extent, globally. The...

The gender digital divide in francophone Africa: A harsh reality (English translation)
The gender digital divide in francophone Africa: A harsh reality (English translation) 30 November 2007 Marie-Hélène Mottin-Sylla

Women have one chance in three less than men to benefit in the African information society. In the “Gender digital divide in francophone Africa” research on six countries (Benin, Burkina FasoBurkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal) conducted by the Gender and ICT Network, connect...

Global Information Society Watch 2007: Focus on participation
Global Information Society Watch 2007: Focus on participation 14 May 2007 APC and ITeM

GISWatch monitors the implementation and follow-up of key international agreements about ICT policies and their relationship to development, including WSIS and other ICT policy processes at international, regional and national level. This first report in the series focuses on participation.

Whose Summit? Whose Information Society?
Whose Summit? Whose Information Society? 13 March 2007 David Souter

WSIS has been roundly criticised in the past and this new study from APC concludes that the summit “is not the best starting point for new action.” However, says the author, “It is always important to learn from experience – particularly where it did not deliver up to expectations”.

Involving Civil Society in ICT Policy: The World Summit on the Information Society
Involving Civil Society in ICT Policy: The World Summit on the Information Society 02 October 2003 APC and CRIS

APC and the CRIS Campaign have been following the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process, and this publication highlights some of the principal issues at stake.

Net Gains: African Women Take Stock of Information and Communication Technologies
Net Gains: African Women Take Stock of Information and Communication Technologies 16 June 2000 Colleen Lowe Morna and Zohra Khan

Results of research commissioned by APC-Women-Africa and FEMNET, working with organisations like the UN Economic Commission for Africa, in an attempt to ensure that the gender dimensions of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in Africa are brought to the fore.

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