Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Digital Doorway - África
The joint DST/CSIR undertaking aims to introduce computer literacy into the ambit and experience of all South Africans through the implementation of the concept of Minimally Invasive Education. The aim is to provide people in rural and disadvantaged areas with freely accessible computer equipment and open source software, enabling them to experiment and learn without formal training and with minimal external input.
The initiative seeks to verify results in the South African context, of research conducted in India (Hole in the Wall), indicating that children possess the cognitive ability to acquire functional computer skills without formal training. The project entails providing access to a multimedia kiosk (terminal), which provides access to various applications and information. Similar findings in South Africa could serve to inform policies and methodologies to introduce alternative mechanisms for computer literacy. It could also suggest another pathway towards building human capacity in support of the advancement of the Information Society in South Africa and its adjacent regions.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

AMARC - Montreal - CANADA
AMARC es una organización no gubernamental internacional al servicio del movimiento de la radio comunitaria, que agrupa cerca de 3.000 miembros y asociados en 110 países.
Su objetivo es apoyar y contribuir al desarrollo de la radio comunitaria y participativa de acuerdo con los principios de solidaridad y la cooperación internacional.
En el Consejo Internacional de AMARC se encuentran representados todos los continentes.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Women´s ICT-Based - UK
This Web site provides online guidance and networking about women's ICT-based enterprises in developing countries.
ICTs have facilitated job, income and skill generation in enterprise worldwide. However, as yet, those benefits have rarely been accessible by the poorest groups in society. The purpose of this project is to help increase the number of sustainable ICT-based enterprises run by groups of poor women in developing countries.