Africa

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Women in Community Radio Networks in Africa

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:33 | 2,566 views
This directory aims to facilitate better networking among women working in community radio and to provide stations and partner organisations with the actual number of women working in community radio in Africa.

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The Gender Digital Divide in Francophone Africa: A Harsh Reality

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 4,309 views
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, connections between gender and ICTs were found to be widely unrecognised. Looking at control, content, capacities...

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Mainstreaming ICTs: Africa Lives the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,173 views
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.

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From the Digital Divide to Digital Opportunities: Measuring Infostates for Development

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,882 views
The publication features a new measuring instrument which combines statistical indicators with analytical work on policies and their implementation. Beyond it is complemented with quantitative and qualitative research in a chapter on ‘women in the information society' .

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Statement by Florence Etta on behalf of the Telecentre Caucus and the WSIS Gender Caucus (16 Nov, 2005)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,967 views
The statement of Florence E. Etta-Akinaina, the ICT Policy Project Kenya co-ordinator, calls for the support to" better policies, more funding, appropriate and efficient organisational and implementation mechanisms which will help release the transformative power of telecentres".

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Gender and ICTs for development: A global source book

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,018 views
Five case studies illustrate the different contexts facing gender and ICTs for development, including e-commerce in Bhutan, entrepreneurship by women workers in China, post-war communication using radio and ICTs in Sierra Leone, sustainable fisheries production in Ghana, and information exchange related to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.

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Cyberdemocracy: a condition, not an outcome

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,417 views
The lecture presents some potentials that the Internet offers for democracy, development and women’s empowerment; followed by barriers and limitations.