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Stockholm Internet Forum 2015: Gender and ICT

I had the privilege to attend the Stockholm Internet Forum again the other week. This was the fourth time the event was held (read my blogs from 2013 and from 2014 here and here). This year the theme was access with a special emphasis on gender equality. Women in many countries seem to be less likely to use the Internet, … Continue reading

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ICT4D/E – or back to/towards the basics?

There is a whole range of underpinnings to the ICT4D/E movement (Information and Communication Technologies for Development/Education) – if one wants to use the term ‘movement’ here. One that is frequently stressed particularly by NGOs and development agencies is the idea of empowerment – or as Jens Karberg from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) put it at our conference on … Continue reading

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Upcoming conference: ICT for Development (ICT4D) in China

On 3-4 October we will organize a conference on ICT4D in cooperation with the Institute of Journalism and Communication, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can be important tools for empowerment and development as they enable citizens to access information, discuss social issues, engage in economic affairs and participate in politics. However, there is also … Continue reading

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