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African participation in WSIS: Review and discussion paper 06 December 2007 David Souter

This paper presents a review of African participation in the first phase WSIS process (i.e. the Geneva summit held in December 2003 and the preparatory process leading up to it). It is not intended as a comprehensive analysis, but to stimulate discussion about ways in which African participation ...

E-waste challenges in developing countries: South Africa case study
E-waste challenges in developing countries: South Africa case study 30 November 2007 Alan Finlay

This discussion paper, commissioned by the APC, aims to raise the profile of e-waste issues in developing countries so that the implications of information and communications technology (ICTs) for development initiatives can be better understood – particularly in the context of the increasing f...

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...

Frequently asked questions about multi-stakeholder partnerships in ICTs for development: A guide for national ICT policy animators
Frequently asked questions about multi-stakeholder partnerships in ICTs for development: A guide for national ICT policy animators 14 September 2007 Lishan Adam, Tina James and Alice Munyua Wanjira

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.

Open Access: Lowering the costs of international bandwidth in Africa
Open Access: Lowering the costs of international bandwidth in Africa 22 August 2007 Mike Jensen

This paper was commissioned by the APC as part of the Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa initiative and to contribute to APC’s efforts to promote open access to ICT infrastructure in Africa. According to the author, a variety of factors are responsible for the lack of acess to bandwith in ...

Evaluation report on APC Communications and Information Policy Programme
Evaluation report on APC Communications and Information Policy Programme 12 April 2006 Debbie Budlender

The goals of the evaluation as defined by APC were to enable learning that can be channeled into addressing problems and increasing the impact of CIPP activity; assess the extent to which APC met the stated goals and deliverables of the project activity being evaluated; assess outcomes of APC’s...

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

The aim of this manual is to draw upon existing knowledge and materials on Telecentres, and adapt them to the African context in a style, which is user-friendly and makes few assumptions about the user’s knowledge. This manual is aimed at any person or organisation that is interested in setting...

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