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Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) was founded in 1980 and is an independent, public interest organisation which aims to increase public awareness on science, technology, environment and development.
The CSE searches for solutions that people and communities can implement themselves, particularly on a national level. It also works to push the government to create frameworks for people and communities to act on their own.

Address: 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi, 110062 - INDIA
Tel. : (+91) (011) 29955124
Email : cse AT
Website :


GenderIT emerged from the Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Networking Support Programme’s (APC WNSP) advocacy work in information and communications technologies (ICTs). The need to have examples of national policy, gender-sensitive language, tools for lobbying, and an understanding of the impact of poor or positive policy all within easy access has been expressed by ICT advocates and policy makers alike.

The APC WNSP also developed the Monitor for gender advocates, women’s organisations and movements across the world who are just beginning to explore gender issues in the deployment and application of ICTs, and need to understand the intersections with key women’s issues such as violence against women or economic empowerment.

GenderIT is the result of months of researching, classifying, interpreting and monitoring ICT policies which affect women around the world, but specifically in four regions : Africa, Asia-Pacific, Central Eastern Europe and Latin America.

The gender and ICT policy monitor is integrated with other ICT policy monitoring initiatives of the Association for Progressive Communications, including APC’s national ICT policy portals, and regional ICT policy monitors in Latin America, Africa and Europe.

Address : GenderIT - APC WNSP
c/o GreenNet Educational Trust
Catherine House
56-64 Leonard Street
London, UK EC2A 4JX
Phone : +44 (0)20 7713 1941
Fax : +44 (0)20 7837 5551
Contact :
Website :

UNESCO Observatory on the Information Society

New information and communication technologies brought about major repercussions on all aspects of life. This prompted UNESCO’s Member States to mandate the Organization in November 1997 to keep them abreast with these new ethical, legal and societal challenges by establishing a permanent international monitoring mechanism.

The Observatory initial objective was to provide updated information on the evolution of the following issues in different parts of the world :

  • access to information in public domain
  • electronic commerce
  • privacy and confidentiality in cyberspace
  • violence in cyberspace

Since then the UNESCO online Observatory underwent many structural changes and was further developed into an Internet-based gateway to online resources on ethical, legal, socio-cultural and policy issues of the Information Society.

Address : 1 rue Miollis
75015 Paris
Phone : (+33) 1 45 68 43 27
Fax : (+33) 1 45 68 55 83
Contact : Natasha Denissova
Website :

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