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Coal fuels much of Internet "cloud", says Greenpeace

The ’cloud’ of data which is becoming the heart of the Internet is creating an all too real cloud of pollution as Facebook, Apple and others build data centers powered by coal, according to a new Greenpeace report. On the eve of the launch of the iPad, Greenpeace latest report warns that the growth of internet computing could come with a huge jump in greenhouse gas emissions. It follows the data streams back to the data centres providing a cautionary tale about how the boom could see (...) read

date of on-line publication : 31 March 2010


Revolution in ICT infrastructure: Hope for the Ghanaian woman

> by Emily Nyarko

Despite several attempts to adopt ICTs (information and communications technologies) into Ghana’s developmental agenda, it was not until 2003 that the government developed the nation’s policy document to guide the implementation and use of ICTs in the country. Some African countries such as South Africa are way ahead of Ghana in the development of infrastructure, accessibility and the use of ICTs. However in the West African sub-region, Ghana is reported to have advanced faster than most (...) read

date of on-line publication : 25 October 2007

InfoChange News & Features

The penguin goes to school: Linux to debut in Goa classrooms

After struggling for years to get access to non-pirated software to run their computer labs, schools in the western coastal state of Goa have received a bonanza that seems almost too good to be true. Red Hat India, part of a prominent global corporation dealing in `open source’ or `free’ software, has come up with an innovative plan which was promptly seized upon by volunteers pushing for the speedy computerisation of schools in Goa. Under the plan, schools will get access not just to all (...) read

date of on-line publication : 25 September 2007


Do women’s access to ICTs lead to empowerment?

> Patricia Litho, July 2007

Is there a direct connection between empowerment and access to information and communication technologies? Patricia Litho interrogates this question through the CEEWA ICT project case study in rural Uganda. She examines the conceptualisation of empowerment, and its relationship with infrastructure, skills, connectivity, access and participation. Read more read

date of on-line publication : 26 July 2007

Highway Africa News Agency (HANA)

Ministers give EASSy another go

ICT ministers from about 20 African countries have been invited to Malawi for a special meeting that is expected to iron out controversies surrounding the ratification of the NEPAD ICT broadband network (NIBN) project. The project includes the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) and Central Corridor Trade and Transport Facilitation Project. Rwandan state minister for energy and communications Albert Butare told HANA that ministers are expected to meet in Lilongwe, the capital of (...) read

date of on-line publication : 26 June 2007


Women and Philippine media : at the fringes of freedom

> Nina Somera, GenderIT, March 2007

Where are women located in the struggle for freedoms to express, create and disseminate information through ICTs as media ? Censorship comes in multiple forms in the Philippines. The country has one of the highest counts of media practitioners who are killed in the course of their work in the region. Yet, it retains a conflicting standing as one of the open media landscape in South East Asia. Read : Women and Philippine media : at the fringes of (...) read

date of on-line publication : 26 April 2007


Women and ICT in Development of Africa Gains of engendering ICTs in rural Uganda

> i4d (Information For Development)

Women and Information are two crucial elements in rural development, ICTs are an intrinsic part of this equation. Documenting the impacts and lessons learnt of ICT capacity development projects are likely to earn the support of donors and governments. One of the female participants of an ICT training for women in Uganda gave me a hand-written letter of thanks. I met her during my visit to our ICT and gender partners in rural Uganda. Throughout a series of sessions in their local community (...) read

date of on-line publication : 24 April 2007


National gender and ICT policies in Uruguay : a call to action

> Cecilia Gordano, GenderIT, December 2006

In Uruguay, the National Women’s Institute (INAMU) led a consultation process with a range of social actors to develop the First National Plan for Equality of Opportunities and Rights (PPNIOD), planned for the period from 2007 to 2011. One of the chapters of the Plan, entitled «Innovative Uruguay», includes the strategic aim of an «increase in women’s access to information and communication technologies (ICTs), eliminating the current gender gap». According to GenderIT collaborator Cecilia (...) read

date of on-line publication : 15 March 2007

The economic impact of telecommunications on rural livelihoods and poverty reduction

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Aimed at a policy audience, a study looks at the use of various communications technologies in villages in Gujarat, Mozambique and Tanzania. It reveals that in all three research countries telephones are the preferred means of communications for emergencies and family networking; mass media are the preferred ICTs for general information such as news and weather and face-to-face communications is overwhelmingly the main method of communications for specific information in all three countries, including information about education, farming, business and government services


date of on-line publication : 27 September 2006

Basel Action Network

The Digital Dump: Exporting Re-use and Abuse to Africa

> October 2005, Basel Action Network (...)

This report reveals that up to 75% of the computers and electronics shipped to Africa supposedly for re-use is actually junk, unrepairable and unable to be resold. Much of the useless equipment ends up being dumped and burned in open air dumps and ditches, posing health threats to local residents and workers.


date of on-line publication : 30 November 2005


Wiring Women Won’t Close the Gap

> 18 November 2005, IPS (...)

Despite the declarations of governments participating in the recent WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society), the need to incorporate a gender focus in the efforts to bridge the ‘digital divide’ was somewhat overlooked at the actual event, according to this article. However, the article goes on to stress that simply providing access to the internet is not the only obstacle to be overcome.  read

date of on-line publication : 21 November 2005

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