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Gender in the information Society: Emerging issues

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 2,988 views
This publication is a collection of 13 papers developed for a pre-World Summit on the Information Society seminar, produced by UNDP-APDIP in partnership with UNIFEM and IT for Change. It showcases perspectives that critique the engagement with new technologies in various development sectors such as the governance, media and work.

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

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 3,503 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 - 04:34 | 3,595 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 - 04:34 | 3,194 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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Women Setting the IGF agenda 2006

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 3,337 views
Women participants at the first Internet Governance Meeting (IGF) came together and issued a statement to articulate the necessity of integrating gender in this forum for policy discussions around internet governance.

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Francophone Women's Groups in Minority Situations and ICTs

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 3,249 views
“Francophone women are less likely to use the internet than Anglophone women (40.4% compared with 55.3%, respectively)" says a survey report released lately on the Womyn's Voices website. In the spring of 2002, 50 women’s groups working in minority situations in Canada were surveyed on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The project's scope is limited,...

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Women in Sync: Putting Beijing Online (Toolkit 1)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:33 | 3,894 views
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).

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The Gender Digital Divide in Francophone Africa: A Harsh Reality

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 4,570 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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Statement by Florence Etta on behalf of the Telecentre Caucus and the WSIS Gender Caucus (16 Nov, 2005)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,140 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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Interconnection costs

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 2,595 views
This paper produced by South African Mike Jensen covers increasing North-South inequities (“paying both ways”) and proposed strategies for minimising the disparities in interconnection rates, accelerating the restructuring of the communications sector, supporting the establishment of national and international internet exchange points, and building local demand for national and international...