ICT for development

Pushing and prodding, goading and hand-holding
Pushing and prodding, goading and hand-holding 04 September 2015

Reflection from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) at the conclusion of the World Summit on the Information Society.

The World Summit On The Information Society (WSIS) Process And Issues Debated (2004)
The World Summit On The Information Society (WSIS) Process And Issues Debated (2004) 04 September 2015 Valeria Betancourt

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: An overview of follow-up
The World Summit on the Information Society: An overview of follow-up 04 September 2015 Karen Banks, Willie Currie and Anriette Esterhuysen

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...

WSIS Gender Caucus (2002)
WSIS Gender Caucus (2002) 04 September 2015

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.

APC and Web We Want: New grants will help promote African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms in seven countries
APC and Web We Want: New grants will help promote African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms in seven countries 01 September 2015

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.

World Summit on the Information Society
World Summit on the Information Society 19 August 2015

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.

IT for Change: "Community broadband networks are an urgent advocacy issue in developing countries"
IT for Change: "Community broadband networks are an urgent advocacy issue in developing countries" 17 August 2015 Parminder Jeet Singh (IT for Change)

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.

Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)
Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) 12 August 2015

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...

AfriSIG: Tax on Internet in Malawi, a Retard to the Country’s Development
AfriSIG: Tax on Internet in Malawi, a Retard to the Country’s Development 25 June 2015 Sellina Khumbo Kapondera

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).

Infrastructure sharing: "Strong regulation without jeopardising competitive advantage”
Infrastructure sharing: "Strong regulation without jeopardising competitive advantage” 20 June 2015 Yolanda Mlonzi

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.

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