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ICT for Development Success Stories: Youth, Poverty and Gender

By The Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP)

The 100-page publication highlights initiatives that are using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to make a real and meaningful difference in communities around the world, no matter how disadvantaged or isolated they may be. These stories on Youth, Poverty and Gender intend to provide snapshots of the learning process that accompanies the introduction and implementation of ICTs in a community development project.

Radio: A Post Nine-Eleven Strategy for Reaching the World's Poor

By Stephen Sposato and Wm. A. Smith Honduras, Kenya, Tanzania

The book provides case studies of the historical use of radio, and an overview of what is being done today. the authors argue that the voice of radio can work as an effective, practical and cost-efficient means of transmitting information that may impact the lives of people in communities all over the world.

Women in Sync: Acting Locally, Connecting Globally (Toolkit 3)

By Writers: Nani Buntarian, Cheekay Cinco, Karin Delgadillo, Dorothy Okello, Dafne Sabanes Plou, Chat Garcia Ramilo, Sonia Jaffe Robbins, Marie-Helene Mottin Sylla, the Women’sNet Team

Connecting Locally, Acting Globally is the third volume of Women in Sync. Women from diverse geographies and cultures tell how their communities are defining the Internet, and how they are themselves redefined by the experience. The telling comes in different tones: some voices were are terse, some verbosevoluble, and some quietly passionate. But all are, in the end, inspiring.<br />

Gender Assessments and Research

Women in Sync: Networking for Change: The APC WNSP’s First 8 Years (Toolkit 2)

By Karen Banks, Sally Burch, Irene Leon, Sonja Boezak and Liz Probert

Networking for Change is the second volume of Women in Sync, a toolkit for women’s electronic networking. It chronicles the history of the Association for Progressive Communications Women's Networking Support Programme (APCWNSP) in its first 8 years of working together. In a series of articles, it examines how APCWNSP grew from a small band of women to a global network that served as an incubator of networking initiatives world-wide. It also examines emerging issues and challenges in gender and ICT policy advocacy and in the integration of new and old technologies to strengthen women's networking.

Women in Sync: Putting Beijing Online (Toolkit 1)

By Peregrine Wood

Putting Beijing Online is the first volume of Women in Sync, a toolkit for women’s electronic networking drawn largely from the pioneering experiences of APCWNSP. It documents the reflections of the women (and some men) who worked onsite in Huairou and Beijing and offsite from all over the globe during the Fourth United Nations World Conference on Women (UNWCW).

Mainstreaming ICTs: Africa Lives the Information Society


The book is aimed at development practitioners and ICT innovators interested in inventive technology applications for social justice and development. It is a useful guide for positioning non-profit organisations to contribute effectively in meeting select MDGs and other development imperatives, through the use of ICTs.

Free/Libre/Open Source Software Asian Developers Online Survey (FLOSS-ASIA)

By Kazuo Hiyane, Jun Iio, Hiroyuki Shimizu Asia-Pacific

The objective of the survey was to determine the situation regarding open source software/free software (OSS/FS) engineers in Japan by gathering information directly from open source/free software developers themselves. The results will be used in personnel training in relevant technical fields, in planning policy for technology promotion and other areas. <br />

Free/Libre and open source software: survey and study FLOSS

By Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, Ruediger Glott, Bernhard Krieger, Gregorio Robles, Europe

This document forms the final report for the FLOSS project. <br /> <p><br /> The Project objectives were remedy the lack of information on Free/Libre/Open Source Software starting at the very beginning: by conducting surveys to generate a unique base of primary data on Free/Open Source Software usage and development; identifying indicators to measure value creation and dissemination in the OS/FS arena; identifying business models based on these indicators; identifying the impact of and recommending changes in government policy and regulatory environments with regards to OS/FS; finally, the development of a base for extending these to the broader economic measurement of non-monetary and trans-monetary activity in the information society, beyond the domain of OS/FS. <br />

FLOSS-US. The Free/Libre/Open source software survey for 2003

By Paul A. David, Andrew Waterman, Seema Arora

This is the Final report of a second large-scale survey of 1588 developers of open source and free software, which was called the FLOSS-US survey for 2003. The first FLOSS survey targeted primarily European OS/FS developers, with 71% of respondents living in Europe or Russia, only 13% living in the United States, and roughly 17% living elsewhere in Europe or the world. The FLOSS-US survey sampled many more developers from countries outside of Europe, with 53% living in Western Europe, 27% living in North America, 8% in Russia and Eastern Europe, 5% in East Asia, 3% in Australia and New Zealand, 3% in Latin America, and 1% in the Middle East and Africa. <br />


WSIS Tunis Book Launch: Visions in Process II

This publication brings together assessments by women from around the world who have been involved in various civil society constituencies created during the WSIS process. The authors have been engaged in initiatives promoting public awareness and activities in fields such as human rights, women’s rights, and various development initiatives concerning media and ICTs. Among others the publication includes a feminist conversation on the working group on internet governance: a feminist conversation”, in which Karen Banks interviews Jacqueline Morris and Avri Doria about their experiences and insights into the struggle to put women’s rights and gender issues on the agenda of internet governance,