National ICT Strategies

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Gender an issue in ICT policy formulation: lessons from Zambia

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 5,191 views
Zambia, like many other African countries, has recognized information, knowledge and technology as major drivers of social and economic development. Zambia made a decision to adopt information and communication technologies (ICT) as part of national development, expecting to narrow the digital divide and leap-frog the development process. While the government is committed to pursue appropriate...

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Gender-focussed ICT policy making

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 3,544 views
Albania's national ICT strategy is one of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe, with a marked effort to include women's needs and views. Gender incorporation in ICTs was part of Albania's attempt to address growing disparities in income, gender and geographical location. What can we learn from their experience for future gender-sensitive ICT policy framing?

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Report on Engendering the ICT Policy Process in Uganda

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:37 | 3,228 views
The findings of this research indicates there were attempts to identify and eliminate gender disparities in access and use of ICT within the Uganda national ICT policy development process. However clear-cut gender incorporation strategy was missing, and the ICT policy process was largely dominated by men. This The report includes a set of recommendations how to further enhance gender equality...

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Assessment of the Rural Communications Development Fund from a Gender Perspective

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:37 | 2,856 views
In 2006, the Uganda Women Caucus on ICT (UWCI) together with WOUGNET as its secretariat conducted an assessment of the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) from a gender perspective. The focus was to look at the project selection criteria, to examine the benefits of the supported projects to both men and women, to assess the contribution of the supported projects in reducing gender gaps,...

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Engendering Rural Information Systems in Indonesia

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 4,209 views
The study aims at identifying policies, technologies, institutions and investments needed to improve access to ICTs and promote rural development in Indonesia. A critical part of this study is a gender specific component, to ensure that the strategies developed and recommended are informed by a comprehensive gender analysis, and further integrate gender considerations into national ICT policy,...

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E-Governance Initiatives in an Indian State: Some Observations from a Gender Perspective

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 3,186 views
The paper explores to what extent the women in the Indian State of Chhattisgarh have been able to access and to use e-governance initiatives, as compared their male counterparts, and how far these e-governance initiatives been able to address and include the needs of women.

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Information and Communication Technologies for Rural Development: Issues and Options

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 3,236 views
The report is based on field visits, interviews with local and central government and non-government organizations and desk reviews carried out between December 2004-April 2005. It aims to identify policies, technologies, institutions and investments needed to improve access to information and communication technologies (ICT) in rural areas in Indonesia. A critical part of this study is a gender...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina e-Readiness Assessment Report for 2005

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 2,925 views
The aim of the Report is to assess and present the current electronic readiness of BiH society. This has been done by analyzing the capacities of government organizations, educational institutions and businesses, alongside engaging with ordinary citizens as the ultimate beneficiaries of development in this field. The report has been prepared by UNDP BH, with financing and support from government...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Gender Action Plan: Chapter XV Information and Communication Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 3,108 views
The Bosnia and Herzegovina Gender Action Plan was conceptualised with the aim of implementing as effectively as possible gender awareness in all aspects of public and private life. Chapter XV outlines basic goals and activities for including the gender dimension in the ICT Policy of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Gender Equity, Telecommunication Development and the ITU

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,889 views
Canadian International Development Agency submission to the second ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (Malta, 1998) argues for the recognition of gender implication and the incorporation of the needs of both women and men in the telecommunication development .