UK Department for International Development (DFID)

DFID provided core funding to APC through the Building Communication Opportunities (BCO) alliance from 2005 to 2007.  

Their funding of the Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA) Component 1c projects in 2004, 2005 and 2006 was innovative and has seen key results in ICT policy advocacy in several African nations, as well as sparking the CICEWA and CI-LAC initiatives in East and West Africa and Andean South America respectively.

In 2005 DFID funded ItrainOnline and in 2002, 2003 and 2004 supported the Gender and ICT Evaluation Methodology (GEM).

The APC ICT Policy Handbook (Second edition)
The APC ICT Policy Handbook (Second edition) 15 November 2009 APC/Ed. David Souter

Ask a typical citizen from anywhere in the world about ICT policy and the reply will probably be something like “What’s that?” or “Who cares?” Getting involved in information and communications technology (ICT) policy making has not been a priority for many people, even those who are generally active in other areas of public policy. It seems too remote from our daily lives and too technical. Yet new communications media are so important we cannot continue to ignore them. This handbo...

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 –...

Gender and ICT Awards
Gender and ICT Awards 16 March 2008

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) play a growing role in the world’s societies, and have the potential to help disadvantaged groups increase their participation in the civic, social, political, and economic processes critical to achieving change. However, women – particularly women in developing countries – don’t benefit from these new technologies, a reflection of the e...

Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA)
Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA) 18 December 2007

CATIA was a three-year project supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to enable Africans to gain maximum benefits from the opportunity offered by ICTs and to act as catalysts for policy reform. APC, as the lead implementer for CATIA on African-led advocacy for ICT policy reform, supported six national advocacy processes in Africa from 2004-6. In the process, we deve...

Frequently asked questions about multi-stakeholder partnerships in ICTs for development: A guide for national ICT policy animators
Frequently asked questions about multi-stakeholder partnerships in ICTs for development: A guide for national ICT policy animators 14 September 2007 Lishan Adam, Tina James and Alice Munyua Wanjira

This guide is an attempt to add to the growing body of knowledge and experience on multi-stakeholder processes and partnerships, based on the practical experiences encountered during the three-year CATIA project on ICT policy advocacy. It presents guidelines that may assist national ICT policy facilitators in coming to grips with the complexities of multi-stakeholder relationships and the attai...

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