ICT policy

New report asks, how environmentally-friendly is technology?
New report asks, how environmentally-friendly is technology? 12 December 2010

Computers are creating massive e-waste. The paper industry has had to double to meet printer demand. But smart technologies are bringing huge savings in energy consumption. As the UN conference on climate change starts in Cancun, the new Global Information Society Watch from APC and Hivos looks at ICTs and environmental sustainability in 53 countries, six regions and through ten expert thematic reports. What is the state of the industry in your country? Find out.

Digital Solidarities, Communication Policy and Multi-stakeholder Global Governance
Digital Solidarities, Communication Policy and Multi-stakeholder Global Governance 10 December 2010

In 2003 and 2005, the fisrt phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) took place, taking care of information and communication issues. Although this first phase was undoubtedly important in respect to internet governance, information and communication rights, it was not enough to cover a phenomenon as wide and shifting as internet. In WSIS Phase II, further issues on information society and internet governance were taken into account, focusing, as before, in the role played ...

How Technology is Being Used to Perpetrate Violence Against Women – And to Fight it
How Technology is Being Used to Perpetrate Violence Against Women – And to Fight it 18 November 2010

This briefing relies on new research into how new technologies are being used by abusers and by women fighting back. The cases were uncovered in research commissioned by the APC in 12 developing countries.

Have your say in Pakistan's IT policy and help put the policy process back on track
Have your say in Pakistan's IT policy and help put the policy process back on track 12 November 2010

Pakistan’s new draft IT policy has recently been made available online for comments and feedback. The email announcing this was sent by government officials, and with a very tight deadline. However, “none of the relevant stakeholders were aware of any consultation process being conducted by the government” says Bytes for All, an internet rights activist group in Pakistan and APC memb...

Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: What's the dividend?
Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: What's the dividend? 10 November 2010

African countries committed to migrating from analogue to digital broadcasting by 2015 – but migration won't be easy or cheap. We work with civil society, broadcasters, policy-makers and regulators to produce the data and tools required to make informed decisions.

Ecuadorian Valeria Betancourt to lead APC's policy programme
Ecuadorian Valeria Betancourt to lead APC's policy programme 08 November 2010

Last month Valeria Betancourt was named the third most influential person in internet public policy in Latin America in a survey carried out by a well-known ICT policy and research think-tank. She also became APC’s policy manager taking over from South African Willie Currie, after leading our policy work in Latin America since 2001.

Analysis of the broadband policy of South Africa
Analysis of the broadband policy of South Africa 25 October 2010

The Broadband policy of South Africa was approved by Cabinet in June 20101. This paper analyses the main differences between the draft policy and the final policy. It looks at the shortcomings in the policy development process and makes recommendations on how to salvage the situation.

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

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...

CICEWA evaluation report
CICEWA evaluation report 19 October 2010

This report seeks to provide an evaluation of the advocacy phase of the Communication for influence: Linking advocacy, dissemination and research by building ICTD networks in Central, East and West Africa (CICEWA) project, implemented with IDRC funding between 2008 and 2010.

My comments during discussion @IGF10 on CSTD working group on IGF improvements
My comments during discussion @IGF10 on CSTD working group on IGF improvements 17 September 2010

> Please sign in to leave a comment A comment I made in an open consultation at the IGF 2010 in Vilnius has been tweeted somewhat out of context, which is of course in the nature of tweets. Here is some background. The context was a lunch time session at the IGF with the chairperson of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development.