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

During 2010 and 2011 Fundación Comunica, with funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC, Canada) and assistance from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), supported a series of small research projects examining the use of online social networking services to link research and policy in Latin America. Twelve projects were supported, most of them selected from ninety-seven proposals received following the distribution of a call for proposals in May 2010....

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

An affluent-looking sari-clad Indian woman, who obviously knew her economics and technology, explained how toeholdindia.com worked. This was quite a few years back, before Web2.0 or anything like it was amidst us. toeholdindia.com is a website — it was built in pre-Web 2.0 times — that takes the footwear created by Indian artisans, seeks to update these, and try and garner a global ...

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

What has it been like to work as a cooperative? Working as a cooperative, and especially as a self-managed cooperative, has been very satisfying, but it has also meant we have faced significant challenges. We have been able to build a social enterprise using different references, basing our work on cooperation instead of competition. It’s a joy to be able to demonstrate in a practical way tha...

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....

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