ICT for development

ALIN adopts ICTs to digitise farmers’ records in Kenya
ALIN adopts ICTs to digitise farmers’ records in Kenya 14 August 2014 ALIN

The Sokopepe website services small-scale farmers in Kenya. Screenshot.Kenya-based Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) has spun off a social enterprise company known as Sokopepe Limited [www.sokopepe.co.ke].

Training in urban community agriculture in Cameroon
Training in urban community agriculture in Cameroon 14 August 2014 PROTEGE QV

An agronomist assists a training participant to identify and break the eyelets on a plantain sucker. Photo: PROTEGE QVAs part of its urban agriculture programme, PROTEGE QV organised a training workshop in 2013 on the rapid multiplication of plantain “suckers” for planting.

Colnodo promotes indigenous languages in ICTs, innovative tools in Colombia
Colnodo promotes indigenous languages in ICTs, innovative tools in Colombia 14 August 2014 Colnodo

[img_assist|nid=19627|title=|desc=Through the Digital Household project targeted to beneficiaries of the national government’s 100,000 Free Homes programme, 4,533 people received basic training in the use of computers and

Sustaining wireless networks in a war situation in Nigeria
Sustaining wireless networks in a war situation in Nigeria 08 August 2014 Fantsuam Foundation

[img_assist|nid=19577|title=|desc= Fantsuam se debate con el problema de la falta de energía eléctrica porque sus baterías solares están ya prontas para el recambio.

ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum
ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum 01 August 2014 ET

APC’s Emilar Gandhi recently returned from the African Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Abuja, Nigeria, where she co-organised a workshop on public access to information and communications technologies (ICTs). Emilar spoke to APCNews about what public access would look like in Africa.    

Human rights online and ICT4D – Two sides of the same coin
Human rights online and ICT4D – Two sides of the same coin 21 January 2014 Alexandra Groome and Shawna Finnegan

On 10 December, 2013, the Association for Progressive Communications and the Web We Want campaign hosted a workshop at the sixth annual Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Development conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Until recently, advocates for freedom on the internet have tended to operate in relative isolation from

Shifting cultures: ICTD2013 deconstructs development with choice and play
Shifting cultures: ICTD2013 deconstructs development with choice and play 13 January 2014 Shawna Finnegan

Cultural imperialism is recognised as one of the most insidious dangers of development projects, reinforcing Western values and relations of power.

APC at ICT and Development Conference 2013
APC at ICT and Development Conference 2013 05 December 2013 AG

The sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development will take place from 7-10 December in Cape Town, South Africa. APC members, members and partners will be attending. Find out more about our activities.

Digital Empowerment Foundation honoured at ITU Forum for "Wireless for Communities" project
Digital Empowerment Foundation honoured at ITU Forum for "Wireless for Communities" project 20 November 2013

On 19 November, 2013, the Digital Empowerment Foundation was honoured for the Wireless for Communities project at the 2013 ITU Telcom World Forum.

Call for Nomination for DEF's eNGO Challenge
Call for Nomination for DEF's eNGO Challenge 18 September 2013

The Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and the Public Interest Registry call for nominations for the 2013 eNGO Challenge. The Challenge seeks to recognise, salute and honour best NGO practices using ICTs worldwide. The deadline has been extended to 25 September 2013.

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