Empowering women through ICT (Spider ICT4D Series)

In March 2008, The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) gender help desk organized a workshop on gender, ICT and development. The aim of the workshop was to get an overview of actors and activities in Sweden in the area […]

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Gender and ICTs for Development: a global sourcebook

Introduction: Gender and ICTs for development: setting the context Helen Hambly Odame The effect of ICT on women’s enterprise creation: a practical example from China Li Guihuan E-business piloting and readiness for rural women weavers in Bhutan: lessons learned Minori Terada Fishers and radios: a case study of Radio Ada in Ghana […]

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APC Women’s Networking Support Programme

We are a global network of women who support women networking for social change and women’s empowerment, through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). We promote gender equality in the design, development, implementation, access to and use of ICTs and in the policy decisions and frameworks that regulate […]

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IT for Change

IT for Change (ITfC) is an NGO located in Bengaluru, India, that works for the innovative and effective use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote socio-economic change in the global South, from an equity, social justice and gender equality point of view. Current Information Society and ‘ICTs for […]

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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Sida is a government organization under the Swedish Foreign Ministry. We adminster approximately half of Sweden’s budget for development aid. Our head quarters is in Stockholm with many offices in countries where we have ongoing activities. Swedish development aid follows three thematic priorities; democracy and human rights, environment and climate […]

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Wait… What? Bridging Community Development & Technology (Linda Raftree’s blog)

NOTE: I have followed Linda’s tweets and read her blog since 2008, and met her very briefly during a meet up after the UN Week Digital Media Lounge in NYC in 2010. She’s got great energy and enthusiasm and is on my list of favorite ICT4D peeps. Cheers, Mark O. […]

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International Telecommunication Union (ITU) blog

ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. Their blog has several categories: Assistive Technology for Disabled Broadband Children Communications Connected Schools Curriculum Development Emergency Telecommunications Gender ICT in Education ICT Infrastructure ICTs for Health low cost laptops Partnerships PwDs Remote/Underserved […]

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ICT4D Bibliography at ICTlogy.net

This is a gathering of literature on subjects related to the impact of Information and Communication Technologies in the society, especially in development curated by Ismael Peña-López. Thus, you’ll find readings about the Information Society, the Digital Divide, e-Readiness or Digital Literacy, as core themes, and the Digital Economy, e-Learning, […]

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IICD project profile: ICT for Strengthening the Capacities of Female Indigenous Leaders – Bolivia

In July of last year I highlighted an organization called IICD (worth a visit if you haven’t see it). IICD has quite a few projects in their database, but this one is of particular interest to me and so I thought I’d share it here. Summary From the project page […]

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Connect a School, Connect a Community: Toolkit of Best Practices and Policy Advice

About Connect a School, Connect a Community From the connectaschool.org website: “Connecting all primary, secondary and post-secondary schools to ICTs by 2015 was one of the targets set by world leaders at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Connect a School, Connect a Community is a public-private partnership […]

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Connect a School, Connect a Community: Providing ICTs to Indigenous Peoples

This post was created to share a document called “Providing ICTs to Indigenous Peoples” which is part of a best practices toolkit created by the ITU’s Connect a School, Connect a Community initiative. But before I present the document, I’d like to step back and introduce it in context starting […]

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Mobile Technology, Gender and Development

Mobile Technology, Gender and Development is a University of Jyväskylä based research project focusing on the use and cultural meanings of mobile technology in Africa, India and Bangladesh. From the first post on their blog: We are a group of five anthropologists doing research on mobile technology, gender and development. […]

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