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go  AGORA Access to global online research in Agriculture. The AGORA site provides access to over 400 journals from major scientific publishers in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA is available to students and researchers in qualifying not-for-profit institutions in eligible developing countries.

go  Aidworld. Aidworld is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making the world-wide-web accessible over poor communications networks

go  Budapest Open Access Initiative. The Budapest Open Access Initiative arises from a small but lively meeting convened in Budapest by the Open Society Institute (OSI) on December 1-2, 2001. The purpose of the meeting was to accelerate progress in the international effort to make research articles in all academic fields freely available on the internet. The participants represented many points of view, many academic disciplines, and many nations, and had experience with many of the ongoing initiatives that make up the open access movement. The initiative has been signed by the Budapest participants and a growing number of individuals and organizations from around the world who represent researchers, universities, laboratories, libraries, foundations, journals, publishers, learned societies, and kindred open-access initiatives.

go  Collaborative development of open content: a process to unlock the potential of African universities.

go  Computer Aid International. Computer Aid International is a non-profit organisation registered as a charity with the government in England and Wales. It is the world's largest and most experienced non-profit supplier of quality refurbished Pentium computers to non-profits in developing countries. Computer Aid International has supplied over 27,000 fully refurbished PCs to where they are most needed in schools, colleges and community organisations in more than 80 different countries.

go  e-ForAll: A Poverty Reduction Strategy for the Information Age. Pervasive poverty and inequality amidst plenty is the major threat to prosperity, stability and peace at the dawn of the 21st Century. Notwithstanding extensive discourse about the digital divide, most information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives start by encouraging nations to become e-ready: to boost economic growth and increase e-commerce.

go  eNRICH website. eNRICH is a generic and yet easily customizable browser that acts as a gateway to a community’s own world of knowledge, communication and empowerment. It enables communities to quickly and efficiently build their own gateway website, enriched with their own local content and connected to knowledge sources and services that are tailored according to their own information and communication needs. eNRICH is a product designed by National Informatics Centre, Government of India based on an idea conceived by UNESCO.

go  GetWeb : Bellanet's for Web to E-mail services. The Bellanet list contains several GetWeb addresses and instructions how do get websites through e-mail. This is specially valid in case of poor connections. These servers are operated as a public service to help people who can't access essential information on the web. Overuse and abuse very often cause them to crash or be taken offline. Please don't use the machines for frivolous requests.

go  GetWeb page of Satellife. SATELLIFE's GetWeb server allows you to request the text content of World Wide Web pages through e-mail.

go  How to set up and operate a successful computer refurbishment centre in Africa.

go  IFAP, homepage of the Information for All Programme, UNESCO.

go  Knowledge as a Global Public Good, by Joseph Stiglitz.

go  Panel on Universal access to information and informatics for human development, organised under the aegis of UNESCO and the ECOSOC, New York, 10 May 2000.

go  Putting ICTs in the hands of the poor. Information, knowledge and communication needs of the poor are equal to those of all other people, yet poor are often unable to address these needs

go  Readiness for the Networked World, a Guide for Developing Countries, developed by the IT Group, Center for International Development at Harvard University.

go  Reflections on the Debate: Topic #8: Open Access to Scholarly Publications: A Model for Enhanced Knowledge Management? Prepared by:Helen Doyle and Andy Gass, The Public Library of Science.

As the recent gpgNet Web Forum made clear, a growing and diverse global constituency argues that the world’s scholarly literature is insufficiently accessible, and that the problem is remediable. Electronic publishing and the Internet, itself, seemingly offer the promise for academic and scientific findings to be made available at little or no cost to users around the world…

go  Right to Information. Published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in July 2004, this 39-page guidance note was written to assist UNDP programme offices in the design and implementation of right to information programmes.

go  Simputer Website. The Simputer is a low cost portable alternative to PCs, by which the benefits of IT can reach the common man.

go  The Global Public Goods Website.

go  The Public Face of Cyberspace, The Internet as a Public Good, by Deborah L. Spar.

go  The Public's Right to Know, Principles on Freedom of Information Legislation, by Article 19, London.

go  The right to information and India's struggle against grass-root corruption, by Bunker Roy (from the UN Chronicle online edition).

go  Universal Access to Telecoms, an Article of CRIS on the WACC website.

 

 

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