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Citizen participation in the era of digital development 05 November 2007 Valeria Betancourt

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have revolutionised multiple facets of human life in a variety of ways. Many of the most visible types of organic impact undoubtedly take place in the domain of government, where the use of ICTs have led to the modernisation of public administrati...

DRC internet backbone feasability study 01 November 2007

Independent feasibility study on the implementation of a vast infrastructure the size of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Carried out by Congolese researchers with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the company Xit Télécom, and the Association for Progre...

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.

APC Annual Report 2005
APC Annual Report 2005 24 August 2007 APC

APC’s fifteenth year will be remembered with a sense of bereavement as well as achievement. Networks gain their energy and character from the people inside them, and the loss of a close network partner makes a difference. One of APC’s longest-serving council and board members, Chris Nicol fro...

APC Annual Report 2006
APC Annual Report 2006 23 August 2007 APC

Training communities to set up wireless internet access points using empty tin cans, “taking back the tech!” to combat violence against women and keeping the focus of the world’s governments on the importance of affordable internet access. “APC’s approach to open access is people-o...

The importance of convergence in the ICT policy environment
The importance of convergence in the ICT policy environment 22 August 2007 Kate Wild

This paper looks at the meaning and importance of convergence and considers some of the challenges to implementing it, along with strategies for overcoming them. It also provides a global perspective on regulating convergence and broadband from ITU and then it looks at experiences in North Americ...

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 ...

Associating Gender with ICT policy
Associating Gender with ICT policy 22 August 2007 Katerina Fialova

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