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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, climate change and development, and a Conceptual Paper on ICTs and Climate Change Adaptation – new c...

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 disproportionately the victims of violence worldwide, the situation is just as bad online. The UN estima...

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...

Open Spectrum For Development: Kenya Case Study
Open Spectrum For Development: Kenya Case Study 16 December 2009 Muriuki Mureithi PhD

At the regulatory layer, Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) is a key actor with a legal mandate on spectrum management in Kenya. Kenya Communications Act 1998, Kenya Communications Act 2010, and subsequent subsidiary legislation as promulgated by the Minister define the CCK’s mandate. Appeals Tribunal arbitrates any disputes arising from implementation of the enabling legislation. Also ...

EroTICs: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Policy Review
EroTICs: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Policy Review 09 December 2009 Mabel Bianco and Andrea Mariño

This is the policy review includes a historical and contextual overview of international and regional policy documents on the area of internet governance as well as sexual rights, a focus on pornography and sexuality in relation to policy and regulation, an assessment of ‘terms of use’ agreements by 18 popular online social networking and content sharing platforms, an assessment of ...

EroTICs: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Literature Review
EroTICs: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Literature Review 09 December 2009 Manjima Bhattacharjya and Maya Indira Ganesh

This is the literature review produced as part of the APC WNSP EroTICs: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet project. It includes women’s rights and feminist approaches to the internet, theoretical frameworks on gender and technology, key themes in literature on sexuality, women and the internet, an assessment of current approaches and frameworks, recommendations of conceptu...

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