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Mainstreaming ICTs: Africa lives the information society. 06 December 2007 Women'sNet and OSISA

This handbook for development practitioners offers 10 case studies from southern Africa in an attempt to bridge policy and practice in the use of ICTs to confront issues of gender inequalities, schools with limited resources, and harsh environmental realities. It also features five toolkits to h...

Two women lobby for communications rights
Two women lobby for communications rights 06 December 2007 Dafne Plou

The centrality of e-strategies in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) plan of action
The centrality of e-strategies in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) plan of action 06 December 2007 Willie Currie

The term ‘e-strategies’ has gained widespread use over the last few years in the debates on the role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for development, following the United Nations Millennium Declaration in 2000. E-strategies have been defined as “plans based on the sele...

The role of information and communication technologies in the development of African women
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...

African participation in WSIS: Review and discussion paper
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 ...

Financing the information society in the South: A global public goods perspective
Financing the information society in the South: A global public goods perspective 06 December 2007 Pablo Accuosto and Niki Johnson

This paper sets out to look at the question of financing the provision of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the South, within the context of the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society, and advocates adopting a “global public goods” perspective on the issu...

The potential of ICT for promoting gender equality
The potential of ICT for promoting gender equality 06 December 2007 Natasha Primo

The information revolution is not about technology, it is about people. This is increasingly recognised and has led to the convergence of major global development initiatives. Today, there is a strong correlation in the quest for an inclusive and equitable information society and the effort to ac...

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