ICT policy http://www.ngopulse.org/term/feed/92/0 en Southern African Internet Governance Forum - Call for Expression of Interest http://www.ngopulse.org/blogs/southern-african-internet-governance-forum-call-expression-interest The <a href="http://www.apc.org">Association for Progressive Communications (APC)</a>, <a href="http://www.nepad.org">NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency)</a> and<a href="http://www.sangonet.org.za"> Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT)</a> will convene a Southern African Internet Governance Forum (SAIGF) from 1-3 September 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa.<br /> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/blogs/southern-african-internet-governance-forum-call-expression-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ngopulse.org/blogs/southern-african-internet-governance-forum-call-expression-interest#comments access ICT policy IGF internet Internet Internet governance mobiles mobiles regulation Governance and democracy Technology Home page Mon, 25 Jul 2011 11:34:27 +0000 David Barnard 20271 at http://www.ngopulse.org WSIS Forum 2011 unites governments with grassroots to re-energize the development agenda http://www.ngopulse.org/press-release/wsis-forum-2011-unites-governments-grassroots-re-energize-development-agenda World leaders are gathering in Geneva this week to work on strategies to more effectively harness the power and reach of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals in crucial areas like health and education.<br /> <br /> Co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP, the World Summit on the Information Society (16-20 May) is the world&rsquo;s largest annual gathering of the world&rsquo;s &lsquo;ICT for development&rsquo; community, including UN agencies, governments, civil society and ICT industry representatives.<div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-published"> <div class="field-label">Date published:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">16/05/2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation"> <div class="field-label">Organisation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> International Telecommunication Union </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/press-release/wsis-forum-2011-unites-governments-grassroots-re-energize-development-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> access bandwith ICT ICT policy infrastructure internet mobiles Technology WSIS Governance and democracy Technology Mon, 16 May 2011 15:38:35 +0000 David Barnard 19150 at http://www.ngopulse.org Botswana Thetha ICT Discussion Forum http://www.ngopulse.org/node/13497 The Botswana Thetha ICT Discussion Forum will be held on 10 March 2010 at the Gaborone Sun in Gaborone, Botswana. <br /> <br /> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-start-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event start date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">10/03/2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-end-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event end date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">10/03/2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-venue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event venue:&nbsp;</div> Gaborone Sun Hotel, Gaborone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event type:&nbsp;</div> Seminar </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-refers-to-person"> <div class="field-label">Contact person(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/person/stephen-mutula">Stephen Mutula</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/node/13497" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ngopulse.org/node/13497#comments access bandwith Botswana ICT policy regulation Technology Technology Home page Thetha Sun, 28 Feb 2010 16:57:31 +0000 David Barnard 13497 at http://www.ngopulse.org Zambia Thetha ICT Discussion Forum http://www.ngopulse.org/event/zambia-thetha-ict-discussion-forum The Zambia Thetha ICT Discussion Forum will be held on 28 October 2009 at the Golfview Hotel in Lusaka. <br /> <br /> The event forms part of a series of regional events that SANGONeT is hosting in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Botswana. <br /> <br /> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-start-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event start date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">28/10/2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-end-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event end date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">28/10/2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-venue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event venue:&nbsp;</div> Golfview Hotel, Lusaka </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event type:&nbsp;</div> Conference </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-refers-to-person"> <div class="field-label">Contact person(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/person/john-munsaka">John Munsaka</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/event/zambia-thetha-ict-discussion-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ngopulse.org/event/zambia-thetha-ict-discussion-forum#comments access bandwith ICT policy infrastructure regulation Technology telecommunications thetha Zambia Technology Home page Thetha Mon, 26 Oct 2009 05:04:29 +0000 David Barnard 11399 at http://www.ngopulse.org ICT4D: Challenges and Opportunities in Zambia http://www.ngopulse.org/article/ict4d-challenges-and-opportunities-zambia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This research reports looks at various aspects that can bring about an impact on development using the appropriate application of ICT to accelerate or even jumpstart progress. ICTs on their own are not a panacea for economic problems but once properly harnessed and used can easily enhance developmental efforts. </div> </div> </div> Download the full report <a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/sites/default/files/Zambia_Research_Report.pdf"><strong>here</strong></a>.<br /> <br /> Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) has become a truly global undertaking, bringing together north and south, rich and not so rich (poor), those who live in urban areas as well as those who live in rural environments. It has also brought together researchers and ICT practitioners, technologists and social scientists to strive and work towards a better life for the least privileged.<br /> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-refers-to-image"> <div class="field-label">Additional article images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.ngopulse.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/default_thumbnail/images/thethazambia.jpg" alt="" title="" width="129" height="180" class="imagecache imagecache-default_thumbnail"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-items"><legend>Related items</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereferrer field-field-referrer-article"> <div class="field-label">referrer_article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="/node/13647">Towards an Information Society in Botswana</a></li> </ul></div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/article/ict4d-challenges-and-opportunities-zambia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ngopulse.org/article/ict4d-challenges-and-opportunities-zambia#comments ICT policy internet Technology thetha Zambia Technology Thetha Fri, 23 Oct 2009 07:28:39 +0000 administrator 11364 at http://www.ngopulse.org Social Media for NGOs: Exploiting the Opportunities http://www.ngopulse.org/article/social-media-ngos-exploiting-opportunities <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Social media, web 2.0 and the mobile web are terms that have gained increased visibility in South Africa and across the world. But what do they mean for non-governmental organisations working for social change in resource poor communities? Why should NGOs care about technology when they are finding it hard enough to serve their constituencies and have an impact?<br /> </div> </div> </div> Social media, web 2.0 and the mobile web are terms that have gained increased visibility in South Africa and across the world. But what do they mean for non-governmental organisations working for social change in resource poor communities? Why should NGOs care about technology when they are finding it hard enough to serve their constituencies and have an impact?<br /> <br /> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-refers-to-image"> <div class="field-label">Additional article images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.ngopulse.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/default_thumbnail/images/sango09%20cool%20version.jpg" alt="" title="" width="180" height="35" class="imagecache imagecache-default_thumbnail"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-refers-to-person"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> <a href="/person/ngo-pulse-team">NGO Pulse Team </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/article/social-media-ngos-exploiting-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ngopulse.org/article/social-media-ngos-exploiting-opportunities#comments ICT ICT policy internet mobiles web 2.0 Civil society Technology Home page Wed, 14 Oct 2009 10:19:48 +0000 11164 at http://www.ngopulse.org ICT: Policy and Regulatory Management http://www.ngopulse.org/event/ict-policy-and-regulatory-management The School of Public and Development Management at the University of the Witwatersrand invites applications for a postgraduate degree in Information Communication Technology: Policy and Regulatory Management for 2010.<br /> <br /> The course will empower participants on policy regulation in the information and communication technology sector. <br /> <br /> Closing date for applications: 30 November 2009<br /> <br /> For more information, contact <a href="mailto:tozi.zeka@wits.ac.za">tozi.zeka@wits.ac.za</a> or tel: 011 717 3783 or click <a target="_blank" href="http://link.wits.ac.za/training/training4.html#reg">here</a>.<div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-start-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event start date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">11/01/2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-end-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event end date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">29/10/2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-venue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event venue:&nbsp;</div> LINK Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event type:&nbsp;</div> Training </div> </div> </div> http://www.ngopulse.org/event/ict-policy-and-regulatory-management#comments Education ICT ICT policy schooling training Wed, 07 Oct 2009 10:49:12 +0000 11001 at http://www.ngopulse.org ICT4D: Facing the Challenges Head-on in Tanzania http://www.ngopulse.org/article/ict4d-facing-challenges-head-tanzania <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This report presents a situational analysis of ICT4D in Tanzania and aims to establish key priority areas for ICT4D in Tanzania, identify various issues determining the success or failure of ICT4D in Tanzania, and recommend possible measures to be taken to facilitate the progress of ICT4D for the next ten years. </div> </div> </div> <p>Download the full report <a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/files/tanzania_thetha_report_ict4d.pdf"><u>here</u></a>.</p> <p>This report presents a situational analysis of ICT4D in Tanzania and aims to establish key priority areas for ICT4D in Tanzania, identify various issues determining the success or failure of ICT4D in Tanzania, and recommend possible measures to be taken to facilitate the progress of ICT4D for the next ten years.</p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-refers-to-image"> <div class="field-label">Additional article images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.ngopulse.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/default_thumbnail/images/tanzania_thetha_cover_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="127" height="180" class="imagecache imagecache-default_thumbnail"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-items"><legend>Related items</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereferrer field-field-referrer-article"> <div class="field-label">referrer_article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="/node/13647">Towards an Information Society in Botswana</a></li> </ul></div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/article/ict4d-facing-challenges-head-tanzania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ngopulse.org/article/ict4d-facing-challenges-head-tanzania#comments access ICT policy ict4d infrastructure internet regulation Tanzania telecommunications thetha Thetha Tue, 08 Sep 2009 06:14:38 +0000 administrator 10478 at http://www.ngopulse.org Tanzania Thetha ICT Discussion Forum http://www.ngopulse.org/event/tanzania-thetha-ict-discussion-forum The Tanzania Thetha ICT Discussion Forum will be held on 15 September 2009 at the <a href="http://www.moevenpick-hotels.com/en/pub/your_hotels/worldmap/dar_es_salaam/location__arrival.cfm">M&ouml;venpick Royal Palm Hotel</a> in Dar es Salaam. <br /> <br /> The event forms part of a series of regional events that SANGONeT is hosting in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Botswana.<br /> <br /><div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-start-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event start date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">15/09/2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-end-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event end date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">15/09/2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-venue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event venue:&nbsp;</div> Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel, Dar es Salaam </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Event type:&nbsp;</div> Conference </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-refers-to-person"> <div class="field-label">Contact person(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/person/jim-yonazi">Jim Yonazi</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/event/tanzania-thetha-ict-discussion-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> access ICT ICT policy regulation Tanzania Technology thetha Thetha Sun, 06 Sep 2009 20:15:32 +0000 David Barnard 10464 at http://www.ngopulse.org Thetha Mozambique Audience http://www.ngopulse.org/image/thetha-mozambique-audience <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://www.ngopulse.org/sites/default/files/images/3_0.JPG?0" /> </div> </div> </div> http://www.ngopulse.org/image/thetha-mozambique-audience#comments General discussion ICT ICT policy Mozambique Technology Thetha Wed, 05 Aug 2009 09:44:50 +0000 administrator 10097 at http://www.ngopulse.org