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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...

World Summit on the Information Society: APC's recommendation on internet governance 30 November 2007 APC

APC has participated extensively in the internet governance process at the World Summit on Information Society. Out of this participation and in collaboration with other partners, including members of the WSIS civil society internet governance caucus, APC has crystallized a set of recommendations...

Building community wireless connectivity in developing countries
Building community wireless connectivity in developing countries 30 November 2007 APC

The book, Mainstreaming ICTs: Africa lives the information society, is a contribution towards efforts to bridge the “policy-practice” divide. It is aimed at development practitioners and ICT innovators interested in inventive technology applications for social justice and development...

What does the information society mean for social justice and civil society?
What does the information society mean for social justice and civil society? 30 November 2007 Anriette Esterhuysen

Many of us question the use of the term Information Society. It has the tendency to de-emphasize more fundamental inequalities. Nevertheless, the term is here to stay, and the recent United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), held in Geneva in December 2003, popularized its us...

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...

Paddling in circles while the waters rise: Gender issues in ICTs and poverty reduction
Paddling in circles while the waters rise: Gender issues in ICTs and poverty reduction 30 November 2007 Angela M Kuga Thas

This brief was published for the Gender and ICT Awards knowledge-sharing session where the winners and guests deliberate the issue: Can ICTs really help in women’s economic empowerment? This session was held at the 10th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development in Bangkok, Th...

Interconnection costs
Interconnection costs 30 November 2007 Mike Jensen

This paper produced by South African Mike Jensen covers increasing North-South inequities (“paying both ways”) and proposed strategies for minimising the disparities in interconnection rates, accelerating the restructuring of the communications sector, supporting the establishment of national...

APC statement from the 2007 Internet Governance Forum
APC statement from the 2007 Internet Governance Forum 20 November 2007 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications’ initial assessment of the second Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and suggestions for moving towards the third forum in New Delhi in 2008.

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