United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network. Headquartered in New York City, UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries

In 2006, UNDP funded the dialogue and exchange workshop on open access policy and advocacy in Eastern and Southern Africa. They also provided support for open access in Africa: EASSy, SAT-3/WASC research.

Pro-poor ICT access resource kit
Pro-poor ICT access resource kit 06 October 2008

Business people, community activists and policy-makers have an interest in as many people as possible –including people in the lowest income-brackets- having access to the internet, being able to check out important information on websites and communicate cheaply via email or internet phone. In order to reduce poverty and foster inclusive development through affordable access to the internet, APC produced a resource kit for realising a universal access agenda, present promising option...

Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev)
Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) 19 May 2008

As with previous KM4Dev meetings, we want to use the opportunity of KM4Dev participants – new and old – getting together to discuss real issues with which we are dealing in our ongoing work. In other words, KM4Dev 2008 is meant to bring us together for collective thinking about a range of key challenges, solutions, experiments, and ideas with a view to helping each of us go back to our individual work contexts with renewed energy and new thoughts about how to do what we do –...

Open access in Africa: EASSy, SAT-3/WASC research
Open access in Africa: EASSy, SAT-3/WASC research 30 October 2007

In Africa, APC’s main focus is on access to infrastructure. Africa currently has to pay for some of the most expensive bandwidth in the world and the hard currency paid leaves the continent. Because East Africa does not have international fibre connections it is paying even more than West African countries connected to the monopoly-controlled SAT3/WASC cable. APC’s FibreForAfrica.net site p...

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