Africa

A Six-Point Plan for Change

Late last year I was in South Africa attending Buntwani 2015. As always, it was great meeting new people and catching up with old friends. Sadly, some of those old ‘friends’ included many of the issues we seem to continually face in the development sector, issues which don’t seem to ever want to go away.

Mandela Washington Fellows Discuss Sustainable Future for Africa

Over 160 young leaders from 21 West African countries gathered in Accra, Ghana, to share their expertise and engage on critical issues for the future of Africa.  In support of U.S.

How can the internet help realise the right to education? The South African case

16 May 2016
(Andrew Rens)

As part of our research project Connecting your rights: Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet, scholar Andrew Rens has produced a paper that focuses on the role of the internet in providing educational resources in South Africa.

Nigerian Libraries Increase Access to Information for Women and Youth

Through the Beyond Access project, IREX is working with public libraries to help women, youth, and other marginalized groups access ICTs and improve their skills.

Joint UPR submission highlights women's rights and the internet in Uganda

11 May 2016
(APC for APCNews)

“Ugandan women have the potential to be internet users who can champion different societa

Supporting News for and by the Deaf in Mozambique

Around the world, there is an unmet need for a large yet often underrepresented community—equal access to quality education and information for persons with disabilities.

What to do when the yelling stops?

I’m reading two books in parallel right now – Ben Ramalingam‘s ‘Aid on the Edge of Chaos‘ and Kentaro Toyama‘s ‘Geek Heresy‘. With both books I’m finding myself regularly pausing for a nod of approval or a wry smile.

“We need to take the African Declaration of Internet Rights to where the people are”

4 May 2016

Nigerian internet rights defender Gbenga Sesan talks about the African Declaration on Internet Rights, youth and the importance of regional work.

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