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CICEWA evaluation report
CICEWA evaluation report 19 October 2010 Natasha Primo

The Communication for influence: Linking advocacy, dissemination and research by building ICTD networks in Central, East and West Africa (CICEWA) project was supported by the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC) between 2008 and 2010. The aim of the project was to build regional ICT development (ICTD) research capacity and advocacy networks in Central, East and West Africa. This report provides an evaluation of the advocacy phase of the CICEWA project. Some of the key lessons ...

Code of good practice on information, participation and transparency in Internet governance
Code of good practice on information, participation and transparency in Internet governance 06 October 2010 Council of Europe, UNECE, APC

The development and governance of the internet have been largely built on principles of transparency and information sharing, of multistakeholder participation and of open discussion and decision-making. These principles have contributed greatly to the Internet’s dynamism and inclusiveness. This code of good practice builds upon the experience of the many entities concerned with Internet governance, in order to reinforce transparency, information and participation. It is intended as a fra...

GenARDIS 2002 - 2010: Small grants that made big changes for women in agriculture
GenARDIS 2002 - 2010: Small grants that made big changes for women in agriculture 09 September 2010 APC

Women in rural areas play a central role in the agricultural economy of their region, which means that they often work long hours, leaving little time for learning how to use new technologies Yet, access to new technologies affect both men and women in remote areas. The Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in the Information Society (GenARDIS) small grants fund was initiated in 2002 to sup...

Collected news stories on the impact of the APC Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM)
Collected news stories on the impact of the APC Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) 16 August 2010 APC

GEM is an evaluation methodology that integrates a gender analysis into evaluations of initiatives that use information and communication technologies (ICTs) for social change. It provides a means for determining whether ICTs are worsening or really improving women’s lives and gender relations, as well as for promoting positive change at the individual, institutional, community and broade...

Nexus for ICTs, Climate Change and Development
Nexus for ICTs, Climate Change and Development 04 August 2010

This website provides online guidance, research knowledge and networking about ICTs’ relation to climate change mitigation, monitoring, strategy and adaptation in developing countries. Project outputs include a Table of Online Resources on ICTs, Climate Change and Development (1997-2010), Review of literature, and identification of research gaps and priorities in the field of ICTs, climat...

Violence against women and ICTs: Reports from 10 countries
Violence against women and ICTs: Reports from 10 countries 06 May 2010 APC

Just as women are disproportionately the victims of violence worldwide, the situation is just as bad online. The UN estimates that 95% of aggressive behavior, harassment, abusive language and denigrating images in online spaces are aimed at women and come from partners or former male partners. Other surveys show that the victims of cyberstalking are predominantly female. Just as women are disp...

EROTICS: The first findings
EROTICS: The first findings 28 April 2010 EroTICs

Put new technology and sex together and it seems you’ll always get waves. Victorian societies were scandalised by the arrival of the telephone because women –who were chaperoned at all times– could potentially talk with suitors in private. Over the last decade, the internet has been censored and content regulated for a multitude of reasons and the principal reason cited by governments acr...

Without excision and with the youth: Towards an informed African citizenship
Without excision and with the youth: Towards an informed African citizenship 19 April 2010 ENDA

Information and communications technologies (ICTs) are changing the daily lives of African men and women, whether rich or poor, young or old, urban or rural, employed or unemployed. Their effects are felt in all sectors, by schools, companies, households, associations, ministries and parliaments, in private lives and in all countries. The practice of female genital excision/ mutilation (FGM) is...

Réforme des télécommunications: Cas du Cameroun
Réforme des télécommunications: Cas du Cameroun 01 February 2010 Sylvie SIYAM, Serge KUATE, Serge DAHO,

Le processus de restructuration du secteur des télécommunications au Cameroun a démarré en juin 1995 avec l’admission de ce secteur au programme de privatisation. Il s’est traduit par la mise sur pied d’un cadre juridique et institutionnel permettant d’assurer le désengagement de l’État de certains segments et l’ouverture du secteur à l’initiative privée. Ce qui a...

Planting the Knowledge Seed: Adapting to climate change using ICTs
Planting the Knowledge Seed: Adapting to climate change using ICTs 26 January 2010 Patrick Kalas and Alan Finlay

Studies reveal that the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) makes up 2% of all global emissions – the same amount as the airline industry. By 2012, 4.5 billion people will have access to a mobile phone – the majority will be those live on less than USD 2 a day and be the most likely to be affected by climate change. Planting the Knowledge Seed – Adapting to climate ch...

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