ICT for development
This document was originally produced in Spanish February 2004 for the publication The World Summit on the Information Society: A subject for all, produced by the Third Sector Information Network (RITS) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation. The present version offers an update related to the second phase of the WSIS.
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process culminated in the Tunis Summit in November 2005. We are now five months into the post-WSIS implementation phase. Civil society, in its final statement on WSIS, expressed its commitment to continue “its involvement in the future mechanisms for policy debate, implementation and follow-up on Information Society issues” by building on t...
The contribution takes as a starting point the importance of aligning the preparatory process and outcomes of WSIS with the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The importance of this alignment has been highlighted by the United Nations ICT Task Force.
Web We Want announces recipients of small grants to promote the African Declaration of Internet Rights and Freedoms. At APC we are delighted to see among them our member, Cameroon Protégé QV. Read about the other recipients and the Declaration.
On 15-16 December 2015, the UN General Assembly held the 10-year review to “take stock of the progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of the WSIS and address potential information and communications technology gaps.” Just as WSIS sought to address pressing internet issues of the day, WSIS+10 addressed the challenges facing today’s global community.
What if we found cost-effective ways to expand accessibility, achieve reliability, and save precious public money providing full quality internet for all? By trying to find practical ways to overcome the digital divide, each day more and more community leaders pursue local control of connectivity through public ownership, cooperative models, and other nonprofit approaches, and maybe it is time.
The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation that is committed to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development and promotion of good governance. CITAD sees technology as a tool to promote sustainable development, good government and peaceful coexistence. It uses ICT to empower youth and women thro...
For five days last year, I was privileged to attend the Second (2014) African School on Internet Governance in Mauritius, curtsey of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Association for Progressive Communications (APC).
Raising awareness of the potential of infrastructure sharing is key to APC. As part of our project on Infrastructure Sharing for Supporting Better Broadband and Universal Access, APC is hosting a series of workshops in Southern Africa.