Web 2.0

Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy
Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy 15 August 2012

This publication is the result of the work done in the project Impact 2.0 between 2010 and 2011, coordinated by Fundación Comunica, supported by APC and financed by IDRC. From the participant projects, it can be concluded that the most successful uses of web 2.0 and online social networking to connect research and policy were those that involved the public in campaigns and consultations.    

Coalición democrática
Coalición democrática 13 December 2010

Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy - Technical Guidelines
Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy - Technical Guidelines 19 October 2010 Cheekay Cinco, Karel Novotný

This guide was developed by The Association for Progressive Communications APC for the project Impact 2.0 – New mechanisms for linking research and policy. The development was supported by Fundación Comunica2. The guide is aimed towards providing the national focal points in Peru, Uruguay and Ecuador with guidelines for how Web 2.0 tools can be used to facilitate participatory policy mak...

Impact 2.0? Experimenting with social networking for policy change in Latin America
Impact 2.0? Experimenting with social networking for policy change in Latin America 14 April 2010 AL

Politicians aren’t always aware that sound research that could help them make better policy decisions is out there waiting to be used. On the other hand, social networking websites are experiencing an explosive growth worldwide and Latin America is no exception. This new initiative from APC and Latin American telecomms research network DIRSI will bring together researchers and activists t...

Circling the point: From ICT4D to Web 2.0 and back again
Circling the point: From ICT4D to Web 2.0 and back again 27 July 2009 Anriette Esterhuysen

Web 2.0 tools are increasingly being used for development and mainstreaming information. The latest edition of Participatory Learning and Action by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), “Change at hand: Web 2.0 for development” takes a look the participatory element of Web 2.0 and the opportunities and challenges it presents. In this edition, APC’s executive ...

Can social networking give a leg-up to the poor?
Can social networking give a leg-up to the poor? 30 March 2009 Frederick Noronha

Can Facebook and YouTube help the poor tackle their pressing problems? Or is this promise just hype? One is faced with tough questions: Can “Web 2.0 tools” directly influence the poor themselves? Can those interested in poverty work do better to start with the “situation” rather than the “technology”? Or should one think big and dream of a network of ne...

Costa Rican cooperative joins APC
Costa Rican cooperative joins APC 14 July 2008 AL

APC’s new member Sulá Batsu is a cooperative operating in Costa Rica since 2005. It sees itself as a collective workspace for social change. It’s experience spans over the sharing of knowledge, social economy and information and communication technologies. APCNews interviewed Margarita Salas of Sulá Batsú in order to grasp the challenges associated with the cooperative model, the...

APC at the Web2forDev conference and training Web2.0 practitioners in Kampala
APC at the Web2forDev conference and training Web2.0 practitioners in Kampala 19 December 2007 Karel Novotný

For the first time, in September 2007, a large group of people involved in one way or another with development work met to discuss the possibilities and drawbacks of sophisticated web-based applications in situations of low bandwidth and limited access to powerful hardware. Many of them had the chance to experiment with the tools in a workshop APC co-organised at a conference called Web2forDev....