sustainable ICT

20 years later: APC to push for a more sustainable use of ICTs in Rio
20 years later: APC to push for a more sustainable use of ICTs in Rio 13 June 2012 LC

Thousands from around the world will gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to attend the United Nations convention on sustainable development, otherwise known as Rio+20. As facilitator of civil society engagement in the original Earth Summit in Rio 20 years ago, APC and its network is keenly aware of the oft-forgotten intersection of ICTs and the environment. As the ICT4D landscape has changed over the years, APC will take the opportunity to look back on the past twenty years to discover how civil...

Green-my-tech tip sheets
Green-my-tech tip sheets 12 June 2012 GreenNet

As part of its work on ICTs and environmental sustainability, APC is publishing a practical guide on sustainable IT, which offers hands-on computing tips, on issues like where and how to select technology, software and peripherals, storing information, disposal and end of life. Along with the guide, GreenNet has also compiled a series of at-a-glance tip sheets to help everyday users and IT professionals use computers in a more sustainable way. We hope you’ll find them useful. Green-my-tech ...

Sustainable IT checklists: Quick reference sheets for sustainable IT use
Sustainable IT checklists: Quick reference sheets for sustainable IT use 12 June 2012 Paul Mobbs

As part of it’s work on ICTs and environmental sustainability, APC is publishing a practical guide on sustainable IT, which offers hands-on computing tips; like where and how to select technology, software and peripherals, storing information, disposal and end of life. The guide, which was developed by environmentalist and IT expert Paul Mobbs aims to encourage everyday consumers of technolog...

Rural communication: Is there still a need for telecentres now that there are mobile phones?
Rural communication: Is there still a need for telecentres now that there are mobile phones? 27 October 2008 LC and Ian Howard

Connecting rural TanzaniaFollowing the initial rush of Information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) projects in rural Africa, many did not yield the anticipated outcomes, and interest has been dying down. People then began talking about “sustainable ICT” projects, in which it was understood that projects would become self-sufficient after their initial donor-led inves...

Unbounded possibilities: Observations on sustaining rural ICTs in Africa
Unbounded possibilities: Observations on sustaining rural ICTs in Africa 27 October 2008 Ian Howard

Getting connected thanks to Wireless This study commissioned by APC and written by wireless expert Ian Howard explores sustainable ICT and the need for wireless internet access for development (W4D). Intended to serve as a guide to members of the W4D community involved in African initiatives, Howard draws conclusions based on his observations of two telecentres in Tanzania with very different b...

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