Feed items

ICTs for Feminist Movement Building Activist Toolkit

This toolkit draws on the experience and contexts of women activists in southern Africa and beyond. While it focuses on women’s rights activists, anyone who is part of a movement for social change will find it useful.

A ‘Third Umpire’ for policing in South Africa: applying body cameras in the Western Cape

Technological innovations are having a profound effect on the form and content of policing. But what are the possibilities for the use of these new technologies for improving law enforcement in the global South? A new initiative led by the Brazil-based Igarapé Institute is testing this question.

ICTs for agriculture in Africa

The strategic application of ICT to the agricultural industry, the largest economic sector in most African countries, offers the best opportunity for economic growth and poverty alleviation on the continent. Food security is paramount for the survival of individuals, families and ultimately nations, yet Africa’s agriculture sector has been in decline over the past 40 years.

Releasing children’s potential and minimizing risks: ICTs, the Internet and violence against children

The challenge of creating a safe online environment for children lies in developing a range of responses that strike the appropriate balance between maximising the potential of ICTs to promote and protect children’s rights while minimising the risk and ensuring children’s safety and protection.

Net neutrality and antitrust: options for India

In India, net neutrality continues to remain at the centre of a highly complex policy debate. It defies definition and throws up difficult questions over substantive as well as implementation-related aspects of access to the internet. Until recently, the country had not had the opportunity to display public support for the principles enshrined by net neutrality.

Data For Development: An Action Plan

The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development is poised to transform the way governments, citizens, and companies do business. The revolution is being defined by the explosion in availability of data resources and rapidly evolving technologies.

Data Revolutions: How information becomes impact

This report summarizes the lessons learned from the Data Impacts project, which explores success stories of the ongoing Data Revolution. The case studies chosen span the themes of health, agriculture and environment, cities, and humanitarian crises, and are drawn from countries all over the world.

Democratising the Data Revolution: A Discussion Paper

This new discussion paper from Open Knowledge is intended to advance thinking and action around civil society engagement with the data revolution.

Open Data intermediaries in developing countries

The roles of intermediaries in open data is insufficiently explored; open data intermediaries are often presented as single and simple linkages between open data supply and use.

Access, equity and inclusion: ethical norms and S&T policy outcomes

India embarked upon utilising Science and Technology (S&T) for national development in a big way with the formulation of the First Five Year Plan. Since then S&T has been at the core of India’s development discourse and there is a consensus on the key role of S&T in nation’s socio-economic development.