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Engendering rural information systems in Indonesia 06 December 2007 World Bank’s Rural Development and Natural Resources Sector Unit of the East Asia and Pacific Region

This report is the work of the World Bank’s Rural Development and Natural Resources Sector Unit of the East Asia and Pacific Region. The core team responsible for the preparation of this report was led by Shobha Shetty (sr. economist, EASRD) and comprised Francisco Proenza (economist, FAO Inves...

The potential of ICT for promoting gender equality 06 December 2007 Natasha Primo

The information revolution is not about technology, it is about people. This is increasingly recognised and has led to the convergence of major global development initiatives. Today, there is a strong correlation in the quest for an inclusive and equitable information society and the effort to ac...

Participation in development processes: Can ICT make a difference?
Participation in development processes: Can ICT make a difference? 06 December 2007 Anriette Esterhuysen

The information revolution is not about technology, it is about people. This is increasingly recognised and has led to the convergence of major global development initiatives. Today, there is a strong correlation in the quest for an inclusive and equitable information society and the effort to ac...

The working group on internet governance: A feminist conversation
The working group on internet governance: A feminist conversation 06 December 2007 Karen Banks

“The working group on internet governance: a feminist conversation”, in Visions in process II the WSIS, Karen Banks, for Heinrich Boell Foundation.

The gender digital divide in francophone Africa: A harsh reality (English translation)
The gender digital divide in francophone Africa: A harsh reality (English translation) 30 November 2007 Marie-Hélène Mottin-Sylla

Women have one chance in three less than men to benefit in the African information society. In the “Gender digital divide in francophone Africa” research on six countries (Benin, Burkina FasoBurkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal) conducted by the Gender and ICT Network, connect...

What does the information society mean for social justice and civil society?
What does the information society mean for social justice and civil society? 30 November 2007 Anriette Esterhuysen

Many of us question the use of the term Information Society. It has the tendency to de-emphasize more fundamental inequalities. Nevertheless, the term is here to stay, and the recent United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), held in Geneva in December 2003, popularized its us...

Building community wireless connectivity in developing countries
Building community wireless connectivity in developing countries 30 November 2007 APC

The book, Mainstreaming ICTs: Africa lives the information society, is a contribution towards efforts to bridge the “policy-practice” divide. It is aimed at development practitioners and ICT innovators interested in inventive technology applications for social justice and development...

Interconnection costs
Interconnection costs 30 November 2007 Mike Jensen

This paper produced by South African Mike Jensen covers increasing North-South inequities (“paying both ways”) and proposed strategies for minimising the disparities in interconnection rates, accelerating the restructuring of the communications sector, supporting the establishment of national...

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