APC-Africa-Women and APC Women's Networking Support Programme member WOUGNET awarded AISI Media Award May 16 2003 -- APC congratulates Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) for winning the AISI Media Award in the IICD-sponsored "Local Content" category. The IICD Award on Local Content Applications "recognise(s) users of innovative or pioneering applications of ICTs to local content defined as 'the expression of the locally owned and adapted knowledge of a community' in Africa". The judges selected the website of the Women of Uganda's Network (WOUGNET) as a winner for this year's IICD Award on Local Content Applications. The AISA site calls the WOUGNET site "a good source of information, knowledge, best practices and lessons learned on women's issues, and a variety of socio-economic issues. The collection of information and web resources on ICT policies, for example, informs the audience of key ICT for development issues, such as open source and the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Gender Caucus. It also serves as an entry point and hub for their engagements and participation". WOUGNET is a non-governmental organization established in May 2000 by several women's organizations in Uganda. Its mission is to promote and support the use of ICTs by women and women's organizations in Uganda, so that they can take advantage of the opportunities presented by ICTs in order to effectively address national and local problems of sustainable development. Dorothy Okello, WOUGNET founder and Co-ordinator is a long-serving and active member of APC-Africa-Women and APC Women's Networking Support Programme. She said in her email to APC-Africa- Women and APC WNSP alerting APC to WOUGNET's award:"I thank you all so much for the support you and the WNSP have been in various ways to WOUGNET, and to me personally!" WOUGNET: http://www.wougnet.org About the AISI awards The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) introduced the AISI Media Awards to encourage more informed coverage of the information society and ICT for development issues in Africa as part of the its AISI Outreach and Communication Programme. The AISI Media Awards is aimed at individual journalists and media institutions based in Africa that are "promoting journalism which contributes to a better understanding of the information society in Africa". http://www.uneca.org/aisi/mediaaward.htm ========== HURIDOCS-Tech listserv ========== Send mail intended for the list to <email@example.com>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/huridocs-tech/markup/maillist.php To subscribe to the list, send a message to <firstname.lastname@example.org>, with the following text in the message: subscribe huridocs-tech To unsubscribe from the list, send a message to <email@example.com>, with the following text in the message: unsubscribe huridocs-tech If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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