Making Civil Voices Heard - Communication for Development Programme 2005 - 2008

Details of the organization
Hivos - Humanist Institute for Development Co-operation
Civil society entities

Information about the project
Making Civil Voices Heard - Communication for Development Programme 2005 - 2008
The programme Making Civil Voices Heard will enable equitable and appropriate access to information and communication resources that can help improve livelihoods and stimulate other development opportunities. The programme will also open up and broaden opportunities for a free flow of information, for networking and sharing knowledge and for public and democratic spaces for political debate and participation. The intended beneficiaries and partners of the programme are the Hivos’ network of some 800 partner organisations (special attention for micro-finance and HIV/AIDS, ICT and media partners (capacity building, innovation, development of tools and lobby, specialized knowledge sharing partners. Extra focus: bring access to ICT capacities `beyond the boss desk’, affordable and appropriate access in rural areas and women(s organisations).
International implementation
Planned for future from 01/01/2005 to 31/12/2008
Partly identified (current are IICD, BCO, APC, Oneworld International to name a few), but will involve public-private partnerships

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* Media
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Programme
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No