| Equitable access in education
The debate is no longer whether to use ICTs in education in Africa, but how to do so, and how to ensure equitable access for teachers and learners, the authors of a new book argue.
e-GOVERNMENT: Does it work?
Governments around the world have invested heavily in e-government. Behind this investment is the strong belief that the use of technology would lead to better government performance, improved quality of democracy and enhanced citizens’ trust in governments. The Eldis website
looks at the key issues.
Thinking through e-governance
This book presents the context, theory, and current thinking on the interaction between ICTs and local governance, particularly in Africa. It discusses the shift from "government” to “e-governance,” describes the role of local-level authorities, and presents the benefits and limitations of introducing ICTs in government operations. Case studies from Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda describe local ICT governance projects executed by civil society organizations, academic institutions, and government authorities.
FAQs on multi-stakeholder policy partnerships
In response to the growing demand for information on multi-stakeholder processes in ICT policy, APC has produced a book, Frequently Asked Questions about Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships in ICTs for Development – A Guide for National ICT Policy Animators
KENYA: Crisis shows the importance of strong ICT policy
If the Kenyan lawmakers had debated and approved the recent ICT Bill put before parliament, some of the communications issues raised by the recent political crisis in that country would have been more easily dealt with, argues KICTANeT's Alice Wanjira. [Chakula interview]
What is the future of ideas?
Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig and his publisher Random House have released another one of his books, The Future of Ideas
free for download. In the book Lessig explains how the internet revolution has produced a counter-revolution of devastating power and effect and argues that as the internet faces the challenges of intellectual property laws, it should not become so controlled that it discourages innovation and creativity in the digital world.