Sy is an overall regional coordinator · Tunji and Wangonet will
be the regional coordinators for English · ENDA and CRISP - French
Nkuuhe: firstname.lastname@example.org; Leopold Rweyemamu: email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org
and Catherine Njuguna: Catherine@alin.or.ke
Partnership and Brenda Burrell from Kubutana will coordinate
All organizations will send about 50 names and
contact details of other organizations around
Habib Sy - Publication of a compendium of organizations
in ICTs in Africa.
In 6/12 months APC Africa site will be trilingual
a) Ensure that the African Commission Declaration
on Expression and the African Charter on Broadcasting as a basis
for future policy discussion and advocacy is endorsed by the WSIS
and that this issue is included in the African caucus agenda.
b) Distribute copies of the above documents and
inform CSOs about their relevance and use in partnership with regional
c) Recalling that the ITU have sent a letter to
government delegations encouraging civil society support, these
documents should be used at a national level. Further, collaborate
with government delegations during the WSIS process, – Fatou will
send out letters to civil society organizations informing them about
their options. Around WSIS, participants will contact and arrange
meetings with national delegations in order to discuss their participation
and inform and request information from the partnership about where
their needs lie.
d) Compile a comprehensive list of all media laws
around the continent and expose governments that do not support
the principals of freedom of expression. Article19 will be the focal
point for this project.
e) Article 19 will coordinate the compilation
of all ICT laws in Africa and download information to send to the
APC by March. The material will be published by the APC on http://africa.rights.apc.org
f) Lobby for States to ensure that all businesses
operating in the field of ICT infrastructural development be required
to deliver services and infrastructure to under and not served areas
including marginalized and vulnerable groups.
g) Lobby for all regulation and legislation to
make adjustments in order to meet the needs of marginalized and
vulnerable groups such as women, the illiterate, the economically
disadvantaged, people with disabilities, people living in rural
h) Civil society organizations in each country
should gather knowledge about the policy processes, hold meetings
to discuss policy position and then lobby governments to adopt and
implement fair policy processes in relation to ICT.
Who is going to do what? Article 19, APC in partnership
with regional partners and members
Activities: Creation of a civil society taskforce
on open source – Open Source Task Force for Africa (OSTA) and the
following related actions:
a) Advocate for the use and implementation of
open source solutions at the regional, national and local level
b) Advocacy to donor governments that have already
embraced open source at national levels (such as Germany, Sweden,
Norway and France)
c) Creation of a clearinghouse or knowledge factory
– resources, database of local expertise, website, CD-ROM, brochures
d) Definition of minimum standards, guidelines
and advisory parameters for the foundation
e) Building localized/Africanized capacity to
work on software development f) Ensure a discourse on open source
during the NICI processes and addendum for the NICI processes that
have already been completed.
Who is going to do what?
- Establish the committee of Open Source members
by December 2002 – members of the working group working as a network:
· Joris Komen · Tunji Lardner · Bildad Kagai · Abil Thompson ·
Idre Osman Ahmed – Djibouti · Gideon Hayford Chonia
- Recommendation for the creation of the
Open Society for Africa Foundation by the Pre/Com February 2003
- Members of the above working group
- Avail a resource document (via www.osta.org)
by January 2003 for distribution to members geared towards the
forum in Geneva 2003 -To be done by Bildad Kagai
a) Conduct an audit and establish a database of
African ICT policy expertise.
b) Bush Radio will develop a template for broadcasting
to be shared by community media practitioners – including those
with no access to advanced technologies;
c) In partnership with research institutions,
develop human language technologies (such as voice-enabled technologies
for people with disabilities)
d) Explore funding and strengthen Youth participation
in the world forum, and include young African women.
e) Repackage content (e.g. on CD-ROM) taking into
consideration the diversity inherent in African communities (literacy
issues and so on).
f) Lobby for legislation that recognizes community
radio as a third sector.
a) Awareness building on ICT Policies, the Summit
by targeting CSOs and Government policy makers, private sector.
Conduct Socio-economic impact of ICTs.
b) Engage in advocacy activities that establish
links with local ICT sector and identify specific partners and who
to target. Draw up MOUs for Head of State/MPs, others especially
Foreign Affairs, ICT CSOs and ICT Departments and regulatory bodies
c) Build strategic alliances with relevant ICT
private sector, government officials such as MPs, Agencies, Regulatory
Bodies, Use of CPOs Academia, Students and Religious Leaders.
Who is going to do what?
NATIONAL NGOs Councils
NATIONAL/INDEPENDENT RADIO AND TV ASSOCIATIONS
When? December 2002- November 2003