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IICD REVAMPS WEBSITE
The International Institute for Communication and
Development (IICD) has restyled its website. The site
serves as a perfect starting point for gathering information
on issues concerning Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) and sustainable development. The new
structure of the website provides the visitor with a clear
view of the services and information offered by IICD.
The E-journal gives the visitor the possibility to look up
information on the latest issues concerning ICT and
development. The E-journal section is divided into four
themes: 'news', 'documentation', 'research' and 'upcoming
The ICT Stories section is developed in co-operation with
infoDev, a World Bank grant program for the innovative use
of ICT. ICT Stories is set up to enable all parties involved
in ICT and development to both publish and collect first
hand experiences or 'lessons learned'. IICD and infoDev
will award the best stories with a trip to a major
international meeting, where they can present their ICT
The Service Desk provides tailor made advice and
support to those working in the field of ICT and
sustainable development. Requests for advice can either
be sent to: [log in to unmask]
or submitted through http://www.iicd.org/
The Projects section gives an overview of the
developments of the project ideas that originated from
IICD's ICT Roundtable conferences. Throughout the
text links will be made to local counterparts, country
information and other relevant sources.
In developing its site, IICD strives to be guided by the
needs and demands of its clients/visitors. In order to
adapt to these specific needs, feedback from our
visitors is appreciated.
IICD assists developing countries to keep up with
the latest developments in ICTs. IICD places special
emphasis on electronic communication applications
that can be used to improve the range and the access
to services such as health care, education, public
information, and environmental protection,
particularly by the underprivileged in society.
In developing its services, IICD will be guided
primarily by the needs and demands as formulated
by the developing countries themselves.
Note for the editor: for more information, please
consult our homepage at URL:http://www.iicd.org/
or contact our Communications Manager:
Loeki Schaeffers ([log in to unmask] or
+31 70 3117311).