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Project ID: 1103115588
Entity: Netherlands - Hivos - Humanist Institute for Development Co-operation
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Activity: Making Civil Voices Heard - Communication for Development Programme 2005 - 2008
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Activity description: 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).
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Entity from: Western Europe and North America - Netherlands
Geographical coverage of the activity: International
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 6. Enabling environment
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 9. Media
Theme 10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
Theme 14. Follow-up and evaluation (PoA, Section E)
Theme 15. Towards WSIS Phase 2 (Tunis) (PoA, Section F)
Related MDGs:
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Programme
Time scale: Planned for future: 01/01/2005 - 31/12/2008
Partners: Partly identified (current are IICD, BCO, APC, Oneworld International to name a few), but will involve public-private partnerships


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